Earth & Ocean Sciences

News Media Feature USC Libraries’ Archival Photos of 1933 Griffith Park Fire

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 07/10

The recent deaths of 19 firefighters in Arizona prompted many news outlets to recall a 1933 fire in Los Angeles' Griffith Park that claimed the lives of 29 firefighters. Major television networks, including NBC News, featured photos from the USC Libraries' Special Collections in their coverage. The images appear 2:42 into Miguel Almaguer's report for the NBC Nightly News and 0:43 into Elex Michaelson's report for ABC7's Eyewitness News. Writing about wildland fire history, KCET columnist Char Miller also featured a photo of Griffith Park conflagration—"one of the nation's most deadly wildland fires"—from the USC Libraries' Los Angeles Examiner Collection. Click through for more archival photos of the 1933 disaster.

Inside the USC Libraries: Science and Engineering Library

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 08/18

The fourth installment in a series exploring the many USC Libraries looks at the Science & Engineering Library. The library recently unveiled a refurbished first floor, with compact reference shelving and more space for study and instruction. Keep reading to learn more about Science & Engineering Library and its renovated first floor.

New Electronic Resources: Science, Engineering, and Mathematics

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 07/20

The libraries recently acquired 59 new databases and other digital collections, many of which are already accessible via the E-Resources tab on the libraries' homepage. Keep reading for an introduction to the new resources available for Science, Engineering, and Mathematics researchers.

Wertheim on What Motivated Her to Become a Science Communicator

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 03/04

Margaret Wertheim of the Institute for Figuring joined Dean Quinlan for an Essential Conversation on Feb. 25 in the Friends of the USC Libraries Lecture Hall. They discussed the intersections of science and art, the role of libraries in discovery and cross-disciplinary dialogue, and countless other topics. In this clip, Wertheim talks about the urgency of reaching audiences who have not traditionally been interested in science and mathematics.

Wertheim and Dean Quinlan on the Nature of Discovery

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 03/03

Margaret Wertheim of the Institute for Figuring joined Dean Quinlan for an Essential Conversation on Feb. 25 in the Friends of the USC Libraries Lecture Hall. They exchanged ideas about the intersections of science and art, the role of libraries in discovery and cross-disciplinary dialogue, and countless other topics. In this clip, they discuss the importance of questions--rather than answers--in helping people understand the importance of the Copernican revolution and other scientific discoveries.

Essential Conversation with Margaret Wertheim on Feb. 25

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 02/16

Dean Quinlan will join science writer, artist, and director of the Institute for Figuring Margaret Wertheim for an Essential Conversation on Thurs., Feb. 25 at 6:00 p.m. in Doheny Library. At the inaugural Essential Conversation at the USC Libraries, Quinlan and Wertheim will discuss the intersections of scientific inquiry and creative expression. RSVP here or keep reading for more information about the event and Wertheim's work with her twin sister Christine on the Crochet Coral Reef project.

Libraries Add Lyell Collection E-Resource for Geology

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 02/03

The USC Libraries recently began subscribing to the Lyell Collection, which covers all areas of geology. The e-resource was created in 2007 as part of the 200th anniversary of the Geological Society of London and named for 19th century geologist Charles Lyell. It includes a full-text archival collection with key journals, Special Publications, and Society book series dating back to volume one of all titles. You can use the e-resource to investigate the transactions of the Geological Society dating back to 1811.

USC Libraries Win Grants to Preserve California History

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 11/30

wpa-b-laco-203b-blocklist1_100.The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) recently awarded Hidden Special Collections and Archives grants to support two projects that will dramatically improve access to unique materials related to L.A. history and California environmental history. CLIR awarded $160,000 to the USC Libraries for Excavating L.A.: USC’s Hidden Southern California Historical Collections. The organization also awarded a grant to a partnership among the Online Archive of California, the USC Libraries, and eight California university libraries, Uncovering California’s Environmental Collections: A Collaborative Approach.

Wiley-Blackwell Online Training Schedule - December 2009

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 11/25

Wiley-Blackwell is pleased to invite you to our free instructor-led online training sessions to learn how to make the most of our products and services. All you need is an internet connection and, in most cases, access to a telephone.

Web of Science to Offer Online Classes in November

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 11/06

The USC Libraries subscribe to the Web of Science and Web of Knowledge databases. To help you get more from these resources, the publisher is offering live and recorded training on topics ranging from basic search functions and citation metrics to specialized classes on EndNote and Reference Manager. Keep reading for a complete schedule of online classes.