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“To build up the future, you have to know the past.” — Otto Frank “From the Past to the Future” series by Teresa Brown also appears in INSIDe, the Purdue University Libraries’ newsletter for Libraries personnel. As faculty and staff in Purdue University Libraries consolidate six libraries in the Library of Engineering and Science in more…

Purdue University Libraries Associate Professor and Head of the Health & Life Sciences Division Vicki Killion placed the first book on a shelf in the Library of Engineering and Science in the Wilmeth Active Learning Center Monday (May 15) morning. Purdue University Libraries’ personnel from facilities and faculty and staff from the former separate Chemistry; more…

“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.” — John F. Kennedy   Today and this weekend will be one that is bittersweet for many on the Purdue University campus–and especially so for many in Purdue University Libraries. Many students more…

November is Native American Heritage month and the Purdue University Libraries worked with Felica Ahasteen-Bryant, Director of the Native American Educational and Cultural Center, to create display cases in the following Purdue Libraries to recognize and honor the Native American culture. Engineering Library Display focuses on Native engineers, including Mary Golda Ross and John Herrington, more…

Starting this fall semester, Purdue Libraries will offer a text message reference service, in addition to email and chat services. Get a brief answer to your simple question. TEXT Purduelib to 66746 to get started! Purdue Libraries’ reference service has many options available, whether the physical library is open or not. In fact, Libraries is more…

Purdue Libraries has made some changes to reserve policies across the libraries to lessen confusion for those using the reserve system and ensure that reserves are available to all students as equitably as possible. These will be in effect beginning  January 9, 2012. Reserves will continue to be held by request of the instructor behind more…

Reaxys Updates – Fall 2011

October 10th, 2011

Reaxys was updated on September 9, 2011 This release contains some exciting new additions to Reaxys, most notably the Similarity Searching capability, and the enhancements to Reaxys structure searching. The key highlights include: Structure similarity searching: a new similarity searching method allows researchers to quickly find results in Reaxys even if the structure of interest more…

Cyberinfrastructure-based research has infinitely increased the amount of data being collected and analyzed. Growing demands, both social and political, are driving the importance of sharing the information. But who should have access to it, how long should its shelf life be, and how will other researchers access it? Those questions can be addressed through two more…