Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Optics InfoBase now available!

The library is now offering access to Optics InfoBase, a database of journals from the Optical Society of America (OSA). The following journals are now available through this online resource:
  • Advances in Optics & Photonics
  • Applied Optics
  • Applied Spectroscopy
  • Chinese Optics Letters
  • Journal of the Optical Society of America
  • Journal of the Optical Society of America A
  • Journal of the Optical Society of America B
  • Journal of the Optical Society of Korea
  • Journal of Display Technology
  • Journal of Lightwave Technology
  • Journal of the Optical Communications & Networking
  • Journal of Optical Technology
  • Optics Express
  • Optics Letters
  • Optics & Photonics News (backfile is now available too)
  • Virtual Journal of Biomedical Optics
  • OSA Conference Papers
As with all our online resources, you can access Optics InfoBase from both on-campus and off, via our website's Online Resource A-Z List.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Upcoming Library Workshop!

The library will be giving a workshop as part of the Office of Graduate Affairs Professional Development Series, held every Thursday from 5-6 p.m. in Babbio 304.

***Thursday, February 25***

Library Resources

There is a plethora of resources that are available for students to use and reference in the library such as databases, information about companies for job searching, journals, and more. Learning to use these resources is a critical tool for writing research papers.

The library research lecture will teach graduate students how to use library resources to support their papers & projects and to improve their academic writing skills. Students will learn how to find scholarly and professional journal articles & books, how to find company & industry information, how to cite sources properly, and how to use the library website effectively to find high-quality information.

PLEASE NOTE: This workshop has been postponed due to inclement weather. Information will be posted here regarding a rescheduled date. Thank you!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Library open for Presidents Day

Despite the Presidents Day holiday, the library will be open for normal hours (8:00 am - 2:30 am) on Monday, February 15.

Reference and all library offices besides the front desk will be closed, however. If you have any questions or need any help while we're gone, email us at library[at]stevens[dot]edu, and we'll get back to you first thing on Tuesday!

Have a great weekend!

Monday, February 1, 2010

New InterLibrary Loan Policies

The InterLibrary Loan Department of the library is enacting the following new policies, effective immediately. For a listing of all the library's policies, see

Late books: Books should be returned by the due date on the ILL book slip. Returning books late jeopardizes our relationship with other lending institutions.

Students: If you do not return the book by the due date you will get 3 emails over a one-week period of time reminding you that your book is late. If the book is not returned by the date indicated in the 3rd email, your student account will be charged a $50 processing fee and a $150 lost book replacement fee. Also, you will be responsible for any late fees incurred from the lending library. If you return the book after the fees have been charged, your student account will be reimbursed the $150 replacement fee. Please be aware that you will not be reimbursed the $50 processing fee. If you are late with an ILL book more than 2 times without contacting us about it, you will lose your ILL privileges.

Books not picked up: ILL books will be at the circulation desk for one week after the arrival notification has been sent, and if they are not claimed during that week, they will be sent back to the lending library. Students will be charged $5 for each book that is not picked up

Recalled books: If a book is recalled by another university, you will be asked to return it to us right away. Since the book is not the property of our library we must abide by the rules of the lending library.