November 2008 Archives

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours @ Walter Library

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This week (November 23-29) the library will have reduced hours due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Image come from CarbonNYC via Flickr. CC.

The reduced hours for the Science and Engineering Library will start on Wednesday, November 26.

Wednesday, November 26: 8 am-6 pm
Thursday, November 27: Closed
Friday, November 28: Closed
Saturday, November 29: 10 am-9 pm (No reference desk staffing)
Sunday, November 30: Regular hours and services resume.

I'll be out of the office starting at Noon tomorrow returning during regular business hours on Monday. So if you have a pressing reference need, send those emails early!

If you celebrate the holiday, Happy Thanksgiving!

Enjoy the long weekend!

New Books at Walter

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The list of new books received at Walter Library during the month of October has been posted!

Here are the books listed in Mechanical Engineering and Automotive Engineering:

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Automatic Control Systems
Kuo, Benjamin C., 1930-
8th ed.
TJ213 .K8354 2003
Link to MnCat Record

Development of Reliability-based Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) Methods for Piping : Research and Development Report
TJ930 .D48 2007
Link to MnCat Record

Hybrid and Alternative Fuel Vehicles
Halderman, James D.
TL221.15 .H35 2009
Link to MnCat Record

Martin, Jean Michel and Nobuo Ohmae
TJ1075 .M278 2008
Link to MnCat Record

PIC Microcontroller : An Introduction to Software and Hardware Interfacing
Huang, Han-Way.
TJ223.P76 H835 2005
Link to MnCat Record

Programmable Logic Controllers
Rehg, James A.
2nd ed.
TJ223.P76 R44 2009
Link to MnCat Record

Renewable Energy in Power Systems
Freris, L. L.
TJ808 .F76 2008
Link to MnCat Record

International Education Week Library Information Fair

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On Tuesday, November 18 from 11-2 the Science and Engineering Library along with University Libraries is hosting a Library Information Fair to celebrate International Education Week.

This is an opportunity to find answers to those questions you've been trying to solve all semester long when it comes to library resources. Meet with a librarian for a one-on-one interaction to answer your questions. We'll also be featuring an international soundtrack, the chance to find international newspapers using Library PressDisplay, and light refreshments.

The event will be in the Upson Room of Walter Library (Room 102).

All are welcome!

Any questions, let me know!

SAE Digital Library is back!

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The University of Minnesota Library has once again subscribed to access to the SAE Digital Library. You will now be able to access full text SAE Papers online.

Currently SAE Digital Library only works with the Internet Explorer web browser and Windows based computers. Our tech support is working to make this more user friendly for Mac users on campus, but until the problem is resolved we'll be slightly limited.

To access SAE Digital Library, click here:

If you have any questions, please let me know.

NOTE: SAE Digital Library should now be compatible with Mozilla Firefox and Macs...the only persisting incompatibility is for Mac users using the Safari web browser (11/12)

Connect Google Scholar to UMN Libraries

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Do you use Google Scholar to find articles for your classes?


Did you know you can connect Google Scholar with the libraries online journal subscriptions to access the full text of articles that University of Minnesota Libraries subscribe to? Here’s how:

1. On Google Scholar’s homepage select “Scholar Preferences?


2. Scroll down and find “Library Links?

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3. Search University of Minnesota
4. Check the box next to “University of Minnesota - FindIt@U of M Twin Cities?


5. Click “Save Preferences?

Now when you search in Google Scholar the “FindIT? link will appear and you can see the full text for free!

Remember: As faculty, staff and students of the University of Minnesota you should never pay to access an article online. If the library doesn’t have access, make an Interlibrary Loan request. Then the library will find you a copy at no extra charge.

If you have questions about connecting Google Scholar to our online resources or about placing an Interlibrary Loan request, please send me an email (

New Books at Walter

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Here's a selection of books that we've recently received at Walter for your browsing enjoyment.

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Engineering Design : A Project-Based Introduction
By Clive L. Dym and Patrick Little
TA174 .D958 2009

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Engineering Economic Analysis
By Donald G. Newnan, Ted G. Eschenbach, Jerome P. Lavelle
TA177.4 .N48 2009

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Mesh Generation : Application to Finite Elements
Pascal Frey and Paul-Louis George
TA347.F5 F6913 2008

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Thermodynamics of Solar Energy Conversion
By Alexis De Vos
TJ810 .V67 2008