Arrivals and Departures (… in the Library’s chemistry collection)

… from the folks who bring you Synthesis and Synlett.

An update on two chemistry resources that Kresge subscribes to – one coming, and one going!

* Beginning in 2013, the Library will subscribe to the Thieme journal SYNFACTS, an update / current research journal that reports current research results of importance in synthetic organic chemistry (‘… screened, selected, evaluated, summarized, and enriched with personal comments by experts in their fields.’)    Access to this journal has already been activated, and includes past issues back to the first volume in 2005.

Merck Index* Also beginning in 2013, the Library will revert to print-only access to the Merck Index.   The cost of online access to this handbook did not appear to be justified by the pretty modest number of online uses it received.   The most current print edition (2006) is in Kresge Library, on the bookcases beside the small conference room, near the reference area.    The next edition, the 15th, is scheduled for release in 2013 and will be published by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

As always, let me know of any comments, questions or concerns that you may have. …

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