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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

Study & Meeting Rooms

Library Study and Meeting Room Information

Samuel C. Williams Library has 10 study rooms for individuals or groups between 2 and 10 and are available to all Stevens students, faculty, and staff. Advanced reservations can be made with library staff members John Cruz or Nydia Cruz. Please read the room policy pages for additional information.

To be fair with all students who wish to use the Study Rooms, Reservations are limited to all for 4 hours per day and a total of 8 hours per week. 

 

Room 208B
Conference Room 208-B

 

Conference table seating up to 10 people
4 Armchairs
Flatscreen TV with laptop connection
Portable projection screen
Large east-facing windows

For meetings only and must be made 24 hours in advance.

Media Room 209

 

Gift of the Class of 2010
Table seating up to 10 people
Minimum 4 people required
Interactive board
Special dry-erase markers, interactive pen, batteries, and eraser available at the Circulation Services Desk.

Group Study Room 210

 

Table seating up to 10 people
Minimum 4 people required
White board
Large east-facing window
Flat screen display for laptop connection


 

room309
Study Room
309


Each room seats up to 4 people
Minimum 2 people required
Quiet study only
South-side of hallway

room309
Study Room
311

 


Each room seats up to 4 people
Minimum 2 people required
Quiet study only
South-side of hallway

312
Study Rooms
312, 314, 316, 318

Each room seats 2 students
North-side of hallway
Quiet study only
Window in door

room310
Study Room 310

Seats 1 student
North-side of hallway
Quiet study only

NEW!!

Burchard Team Room, 127-B

Seats up to 10 students.
Hours:
Monday through Friday:
10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Saturday
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

 

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.

Find or Request Books

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.

Books shelved off-campus can be requested with the form above.

Search the Library's Collection of Books:

 

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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Samuel C 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.

 

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.
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).

 

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. If you are accessing from off-campus, you will be asked to log-in to your myStevens account.

 

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.

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