Vol 6. Issue 22 / July 17, 2006

In Brief

Library Tip: Is Your Dissertation on the Amazon Top 100?
ProQuest, the company that provides access to dissertations, is now offering print and electronic copies for sale on Amazon.com. Dissertations are available from 2005 forward.  For an example, see "Advanced click chemistry strategies for in vivo enzyme activity profiling." According to Proquest, offering these works through Amazon provides greater public availability to graduate research.

Authors who do not want their dissertation available for sale on Amazon should contact Proquest, which will remove it from this venue. The dissertation will still be available directly from Proquest.

Before you purchase a dissertation, be aware that you can often obtain it for free through the Kresge Library. Access to Scripps Research dissertations remains free to the institute through the Current Research online database and the library's print copies.

Access to a dissertation from another institution can be requested on ILLiad, the library's interlibrary loan system. Also, be advised that those purchasing dissertations may pay less by going directly through Proquest.

For more information, contact the Kresge Library Help Desk, x4-8705 or helplib@scripps.edu.

Picnic Tickets Going, Going...
Get your tickets while you still can—July 21st is the date set for the annual Scripps Research Summer Picnic. This year, the Picnic Committee proudly presents "TSRI Bourbon Street Scene" and invites all employees to share in fun, food, games, music, and prizes starting at 3:30 PM on Friday, July 21 at the CIMBio Building, 3215 Merrifield Row, front parking lot. Four large shuttle buses, two dedicated to each side of the campus, will take people to and from the picnic site. Tickets sales end Wednesday, July 19. Tickets are only sold in advance and are not sold at the Picnic. To read more details about the Picnic, please visit the Picnic web page at http://www.scripps.edu/services/picnic/index.html.

New English-as-a-Second-Language Classes Begin
A new series of English-as-a-Second-Language classes will begin on Tuesday, July 25. Instructor Cassandra Wadkin's class meets from 6:30 to 8:30 PM every Tuesday evening in the Immunology Building West Conference Room. The price for three months (12 classes) is $60.

Each intermediate-level English class is divided into speaking and listening, idioms and vocabulary, and reading and writing. If you would like to improve your English and your understanding of your friends and colleagues, movies, television shows, and the news, this class is for you. The class uses movies, games, television shows, grammar books, songs, drawings, and novels to teach standard American English. Have fun and learn English at the same time!

For more information, please leave a message at x4-2176.


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