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Nydia Cruz

Associate Curator/Administrative Assistant

Nydia Cruz 
Office:  Library
Location:Library
Phone:201.216.5205
Fax:201.216.8319
Email:nydia.cruz@stevens.edu

Library Home

OneSearch

About OneSearch

We know you love Google and other search engines to find information. We all do. It's easy. Put in a couple of words, hit search, and boom: results. Well library products are attempting to be like these easy tools. OneSearch is a product by Serial Solutions that searches for all the articles, books, e-books, journals and other types of media the Samuel C. Williams Library has bought or subscribes to.

Is OneSearch Perfect?

Absolutely not, but neither are common search engines. Once you try OneSearch, like most searches, you will need to refine your search to isolate your topic or the type of content you are searching.If you need need more help, you can always contact a librarian and we can help you with your search. We of course we're the first search engines and might know where to look.

Library Catalog

The Samuel C. Williams Library has more than 30,000 print books and more than 120,000 ebooks in our collection. If we do not have a book, we can request it for you through Interlibrary Loan. Books are borrowed in accordance to our borrowing policies.

Study Rooms

Scott Smith

Head of Acquisitions and Collection Development
Office:  Library
Location:348 Library
Phone:201.216.5419
Fax:201.216.8319
Email:scott.smith@stevens.edu
Research & Education
Education

M.S.L.I.S., Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

M.A.T., Boston University

B.A., University of Texas at Austin

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

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SC Williams Library catalog (see here for a list of all available encyclopedias across all subject areas.)

Major online reference works:

ASM Handbooks OnlineASM Handbooks Online™ is the industry's best known and most comprehensive source of information on ferrous and non-ferrous metals and materials technology. It includes the complete content of 28 ASM Handbook volumes, several ASM Handbook supplements, and two ASM Desk Editions.
Britannica OnlineEncyclopædia Britannica, Inc. is a global educational publisher with products that promote knowledge and learning. They provide timely, relevant, and trustworthy information and instructional products used in schools, universities, homes, libraries, and workplaces throughout the world.
CRC Handbook of Chemistry and PhysicsSearch the 93rd and current edition of the one-volume reference resource for science research.
Encyclopedia of Life SciencesEncyclopedia of Life Sciences (eLS) is a monthly-updating reference work containing over 4,900 specially commissioned, peer-reviewed and citable articles written by leaders in the field. It offers comprehensive and authoritative coverage of the life sciences for students, lecturers and researchers alike.
Encyclopedia of Pharmaceutical TechnologySearch the Third Edition of the Encyclopedia of Pharmaceutical Technology.
Engineering Handbooks OnlineAn eBook collection of over 2,310 cutting-edge and bestselling references with access to the latest handbooks in civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering.
Gale Virtual Reference LibraryThe Gale Virtual Reference Library contains the searchable full text of many reference books – for a complete list of titles, enter the database and then click on "Title List." You may search one title, a combination of titles, or all titles at once. You may also generate citations to these books in MLA or APA format.
International Tables for CrystallographySearch the most recent volumes of the International Tables for Crystallography through the Wiley Online Library.
knovel Engineering & Scientific Online ReferencesDatabase of the fulltext of some of the leading engineering reference handbooks, databases, and conference proceedings.
Oxford English DictionaryOxford English Dictionary is the authoritative historical dictionary for the English language as it has evolved over the last millennium and across the world. Words can be searched both for their own history and their presence within the full-text of other entries.
Thieme Pharmaceutical SubstancesPharmaceutical Substances is designed to be a complete reference guide to every pharmaceutical compound of significance. It provides a compendium of some 2500 active pharmaceutical ingredients (API's) of interest to the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Pharmaceutical Substances is an invaluable resource for anybody involved in the design, discovery, development, and evaluation of drugs.
Who's Who on the WebMarquis Biographies Online provides a searchable online database, features comprehensive profiles on over 1.5 million of the most accomplished individuals from all fields of endeavor including: government, business, science and technology, the arts, entertainment, and sports.
World AlmanacsSearch a collection of World Almanac publications in a wide variety of subjects. Topics include biographies, encyclopedia entries, facts, statistics and offer reference sources for students, patrons, reference staff, and scholars alike.

 

Ebooks

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Samuel C. Williams Library catalog (contains books, ebooks and print journals); includes the following ebooks/ebook databases, also available directly through these links:

ASM Handbooks OnlineASM Handbooks Online™ is the industry's best known and most comprehensive source of information on ferrous and non-ferrous metals and materials technology. It includes the complete content of 28 ASM Handbook volumes, several ASM Handbook supplements, and two ASM Desk Editions.
EbscoHost  Academic
E-Book Collection
This ebook database contains a large selection of multidisciplinary ebook titles representing a broad range of academic subject matter. Comprising nearly 120,000 ebooks, this database includes titles from leading university presses and academic publishers. Subject coverage includes visual and performing arts, business & economics, education, language arts, literary criticism,, medicine, philosophy, poetry, political science, religion, social science, and technology & engineering. All titles are available with unlimited user access, and additional titles are added to the database monthly.
eBraryA database of full text books on all subjects
Engineering Handbooks Online (EngNetBase)An ebook collection of over 2,310 cutting-edge and bestselling references with access to the latest handbooks in civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering.
Gale Virtual Reference LibraryThe Gale Virtual Reference Library contains the searchable full text of many reference books – for a complete list of titles, enter the database and then click on “Title List.” You may search one title, a combination of titles, or all titles at once. You may also generate citations to these books in MLA or APA format.
Google Book SearchSearch the latest index of the world's books. Find millions of great books you can preview or read for free.
IGI GlobalSearch the collection of ebooks published by IGI Global in various subjects such as Business, Computer Science, Engineering, Medicine, and Social Sciences.
knovel Engineering & Scientific Online ReferencesDatabase of the fulltext of some of the leading engineering reference handbooks, databases, and conference proceedings.
Referex Engineering EbooksSearch Engineering Village's Referex Collections of books on subjects in Chemical, Petrochemical & Process and Material & Mechanical.
Safari Tech Books OnlineSafari Tech Books Online is a collection of IT technical reference content and computer manuals covering certification, enterprise computing, Java, Linux/Unix, Web development, Windows, XML, and more; O’Reilly Media publications form the core of the collection. The collection is continuously updated; it includes the past two years plus the current year.
ScienceDirectFind articles, books, and reference materials in all areas of science, technology and medicine. 1823-present.
SPIE Digital LibraryThe SPIE Digital Library is the most extensive resource available on optics and photonics, providing unprecedented access to more than 370,000 technical papers from SPIE Journals and Conference Proceedings from 1962 to the present. More than 18,000 new technical papers are added annually.
SpringerLinkSpringerLink allows users full-text access to over 1700 journals in subjects including science, technology, humanities and law. Search the entire database or within subject collections or by publication type (which includes journal articles, reference entries, and books).
Wiley Online LibraryWiley Online Library hosts the world's broadest and deepest multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities. It delivers seamless integrated access to over 4 million articles from 1500 journals, over 13,000 online books, and hundreds of reference works, laboratory protocols and databases.

 

Databases by Subject

Library databases contain information from multiple sources.  These sources include scholarly journals, newspapers, conference papers, and magazines.  Databases are web-based and accessible through the library's website. Accessing from off-campus?

 

GOOGLE VS. DATABASES

Google & Google Scholar are useful, but library databases are consistently more reliable and efficient.

Why?

  1. Databases are more likely to contain the full text of articles.
    - If you find an article through Google, you will most likely be asked to pay for it
     
  2. Databases have advanced search features.
    - You can choose to search only for scholarly sources
    - You can limit your search to a specific time period, author, publication, or subject terms
     
  3. Databases are either discipline-specific or multidisciplinary.
    For example, if you're searching for articles about economics & finance, you can search in specialized databases for that subject area.  Or, you can search in a database that covers many different academic subjects, from engineering to science to history to business.

Reports and Statistics

2011 Annual Report

annual report

The S.C. Williams Library 2011 Annual Report is now available. To view the report, just click on the image to the left.

(Or you can download it as a PDF. You may need to download Adobe Reader to open the document.)

Infographic by MM Graphic Design.

 

2008 Survey Results

As part of our role to provide support for the research activities carried out by the Institute, the library staff and the members of the Library Committee conducted an online resource survey in January 2008 designed to assess the research needs of the faculty and researchers.

We hope that the survey results will help the Library staff and the Provost formulate a sustainable plan for the acquisition and maintenance of the core and supporting resources.

In the survey, we asked faculty and researchers about the resources the library currently provides and about what other resources are needed to support their research. A great number of faculty and researchers expressed the need for the acquisition of the Web of Science and the ACS journal package.

The survey is available in two pdf documents:

 

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