Science & Engineering Library Newsletter – September 2019

September 5, 2019



Welcome back by Bryn Ziegler, September 2019

Science & Engineering Library

September 2019 Newsletter



Welcome Back! Starting with this inaugural Science & Engineering Library newsletter, we will share with you important information and events at both the Science & Engineering Library and the overall USC Libraries.



New Library Website



The USC Libraries ( just introduced a new library website!
Click here to learn more about the new features.



Important Information 
The Science & Engineering Library will remain closed during the Fall semester due to renovations. Please read our FAQ for more information.As a reminder, during the Fall semester, Science and Engineering course reserves will be available at the VKC library, as well as the popular science reading collection and the Caleb E. Finch Science Archive. The VKC library is currently closed.

Email for more information.

Important Links
There are course and subject specific Research Guides that include recommended databases to use for research.

If the item you are trying to find is not available at the USC Libraries, you can request an Interlibrary Loan.

Faculty Reminders
You can request a librarian to speak to your class on a variety of topics, such as, for example, introduction to the library or database usage, for example.

You can request that the USC Libraries purchase materials that we do not currently own, especially if needed for course reserves. Use our Library Expedited Acquisitions Program (LEAP) for urgent requests.

Questions? Feedback? Contact Us
Danielle Mihram
Acting Head, Science & Engineering Library
(213) 740 3783

Cari Lyle
Librarian, Science & Engineering Library
(213) 740 1785



What’s New in the Library?


Science Robotics  is multidisciplinary, covering the traditional disciplines of robotics, as well as emerging trends such as advanced materials and bio-inspired designs; it covers all scales, from very large systems to micro/nano robots; its scope is broad, addressing both theoretical advances and practical applications; and it promotes reproducibility, facilitated by online supplementary materials and design/code repositories.

Access Science Robotics now!


The Reviews in Computational Chemistry series brings together leading authorities in the field to teach the newcomer and update the expert on topics centered on molecular modeling, such as computer-assisted molecular design (CAMD), quantum chemistry, molecular mechanics and dynamics, and quantitative structure-activity relationships (QSAR). This volume, like those prior to it, features chapters by experts in various fields of computational chemistry.

Access Reviews in Computational Chemistry, Volume 31 (2019) now!



Upcoming Workshops & Events



Ready, Set, Research!
September 4-5, 1:00-4:00pmLeavey Library Reflection Pool

Welcome to the USC Libraries! Learn how the USC Libraries can help you succeed. Free snow cones!



Drone + Photogrammetry
September 10, 3:00-4:30pm
Ahmanson Lab | LVL 301

for this workshop has been closed.This workshop will give students hands-on experience with a commercial-grade drone and introduce them to the techniques of photogrammetry. Participants will have the opportunity to fly a Phantom 4 Advanced drone, capture high-definition video of campus, and get an overview of the methods for rendering three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional data.



Lunch and Learn with a Librarian
for International Students
September 11-13, 11:30-12:30pm & 12:30-1:30pmSeptember 18-19, 11:30-12:30pm & 12:30-1:30pm
Leavey Library | LVL 113J

for this workshop has been closed.

Learn how to utilize research libraries in the United States, find the right libraries, collections, and librarians for YOU, ask a librarian for research help, and search and find materials. Pizza and drinks will be provided.



Introduction to Unity

September 17, 3:00-4:30pm
Ahmanson Lab | LVL 301

 for this workshop has been closed.

This workshop will serve as an introduction to Unity, a popular game-engine for designing and building games that can be deployed on desktop, mobile or VR/AR consoles. Participants will become familiar with the Unity interface, game objects and components, and will use the basic functions they learn to build a simple but exciting game. Basic coding experience is required.



Practical Arduino

September 24, 3:00-4:30pm
Ahmanson Lab | LVL 301

for this workshop has been closed.

Microcontrollers are compact computers in the form of single integrated circuits that can be embedded in anything from appliances to robots. Participants at this workshop will learn about the applications of microcontrollers, from manufacturing and entrepreneurship to DIY and hacker cultures, and learn how to implement them in their own projects.



Wearable Technology

October 1, 3:00-4:30pm
Ahmanson Lab | LVL 301

for this workshop has been closed.

The miniaturization of electronics has allowed us to make clothing and jewelry that respond to our health, motion, and thoughts. After an overview of several commercially available sensors and devices, students will learn methods to attach small electronics to clothing, using Arduino.

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Published on September 5th, 2019

Last updated on January 20th, 2021