exSEL News 
Science & Engineering Library
http://libraries.uta.edu/sel
February 2002

The University of Texas 
at Arlington
 Box 19497-Nedderman Hall BO3
Arlington, TX 76019   

 

 

Hours
Mon-Thur   8am - Midnight     Fri   8am - 8pm      Sat  10am - 8pm      Sun  1pm - 11pm

Contact Numbers:
Branch Manager - 817/272-7433                                        Reference Desk - 817/272-5051
Circulation Supervisor - 817/272-4516                             Circulation Desk - 817/272-5050
 Fax - 817/272-5803

SEL STAFF DIRECTORY            PULSe, ONLINE CATALOG  
UTA LIBRARIES ONLINE          DIRECTIONS TO THE LIBRARIES

About SEL  
Library Liaisons   
Research Tools   
New Books
E-Journals 
  
General News
Reference Corner
Science News           
Exhibits
Previous Issues
Staff News
Circulation Corner
Engineering News
Database Spotlight

About SEL
The Science & Engineering Library (SEL) is located in  the basement of Nedderman Hall (Room B03).  SEL houses materials in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics for the College of Science and all areas of engineering (biomedical, civil & environmental, computer science, electrical, industrial & manufacturing systems, materials science amd mechanical & aerospace) for the College of Engineering.  SEL also provides outreach service to the UTA/Fort Worth Campus and the Automation and Robotics Research Institute (ARRI).

HISTORY of SEL
Science and Engineering was originally located on the third floor of the Central Library.  In the mid-1980s, plans were being made for a new Engineering Building, which would hopefully include space for a Science and Engineering Library. On October 8, 1988, Engineering II was dedicated.  In January of 1989, the Science and Engineering Department moved from the Central Library to Engineering II and the new Science and Technology Branch Library.  This appears to be the first library on campus to contain compact shelving.  In 1991, Engineering II was renamed Nedderman Hall in honor of Wendell H. Nedderman.  Nedderman came to Arlington State College in 1959, as the first Dean of engineering and in 1972, became President of the University of Texas at Arlington.

General News
Our Group Study Room (GSR) provides an excellent place for students to study with fellow classmates and/or work on assigned projects.  The GSR is located adjacent to the copier room, comfortably seats eight and has an erasable marker board.  The GSR Policy requires reservations be made to use the study room for a maximum of two consecutive hours per group.  UTA IDs are required for use of the room. Reservations are made at the Circulation Desk.

Circulation Corner
To put books and homework solutions on reserve for your students, contact Connie Eley @ ext. 4518 or eley@uta.edu.  Check Reserves Services for more information.  When resources aren't available in the UTA Libraries' print, microform or electronic collections, use Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Services

Library Liaisons

Name Liaison Departments Email Phone Web page
Antoinette Nelson BIOL, CHEM, BME nelsona@uta.edu 817/272-7433 Subject information
Barbara Howser MATH, CEE, MAE howser@uta.edu 817/272-7519 Subject information
Jason Neal PHYS, CSE, EE, IE, MSE jrneal72@uta.edu 817/272-2698 Subject information

Contact the library liaison for your department to arrange individual or class instruction sessions for database searching or library resources and services, tours of SEL and collection development concerns.

Science News
Science and Mathematics Databases.  This link provides information to subject databases, internet resources and guides & bibliographies relevant to each science discipline. 

For specific library news relevant to Science subject areas, click on the department.

Biology  Chemistry   Mathematics Physics Archived Issues

Engineering News
Engineering and Computer Science Databases. This link provides information to subject databases, internet resources and guides & bibliographies relevant to each engineering discipline. 

For specific library news relevant to Engineering subject areas, click on the department.

Aerospace Engineering Biomedical Engineering Civil Engineering Computer Science 
Electrical Engineering Environmental Engineering Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering  Materials Science
Mechanical Engineering     Archived Issues

Research Tools
Library Research at the University of Texas at Arlington Libraries: A Hypertext Guide

Exhibits    Drop by SEL to view the latest exhibit.
Engineering Week exhibit: "Showcase of Engineering Journals."  Feb. 18-28

  "African American Scientific Pioneers & Inventors" Feb. 1-17

New Books
This new books list specifically pertains to SEL disciplines and is updated bi-monthly.  To see other new books added to the general library collections, click on the "New in PULSe" tab when searching PULSe, the online catalog.  Then, you can select and/or limit by Location: (Central, SEL, AFA, Special Collections), Display: (last week, last 2 weeks, last 3 weeks, last 4 weeks), or Sort by: (call number, author or title).  Sorting by call number is recommended when looking for books on specific disciplines.  See Call Numbers, to know more about call number classification on specific science and engineering disciplines. 

E-Journals
The electronic journals page, only includes links to collections containing full text journals available electronically. The UTA Libraries subscribe to many other journals and magazines which are available in the Libraries. Consult the Online Catalog (PULSe) to determine if a journal is available in non-electronic format at UTA. Access to some journals may be restricted to UTA faculty, students, and staff.  

Below are just a few of the e-journals available by collection:
American Chemical Society
Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) Digital Library
American Society of Mechanical Engineering
Institute of Physics (IOP)
Royal Society of Chemistry
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
Wiley InterScience

Database Spotlight
CHEMnetBASE   Full-text Database.   UTA plus OffCampus Access.    Trial ends March 31, 2002.
The Chapman & Hall/CRC handbooks, including the famed Handbook of Chemistry & Physics as well as the Combined Chemical Dictionary and other sources of reference data on inorganic, organic, and organometallic compounds, polymers, and natural products.
ENGnetBASE   Full-text Database.   UTA plus OffCampus Access.    Trial ends March 31, 2002.
Also available through Engineering Village 2. Over 100 Chapman & Hall/CRC handbooks of electrical, civil, mechanical, materials, chemical, electronic, and computer engineering. Computer topics from CAD to multimedia production to neural networks. Engineering information on materials properties, design issues, techniques, and more.
ENVIROnetBASE   Full-text Database.   UTA plus OffCampus Access.    Trial ends March 31, 2002.
Over 50 handbooks from Chapman & Hall/CRC, covering pollutants, waste treatment, assessment, and emergency response. Resources on wetlands and wildlife

Reference Corner
The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries' Adopt-A-Journal program is a way to enhance the vital information resources that support teaching and research on campus. 

Coming soon: New Reference resources list.

Staff News

Previous Issues
December 2001
January 2002 
February 2002