Where to find information during the Wikipedia Blackout

Many major websites will be protesting the Stop Online Piracy Act or SOPA Bill tomorrow January 18th. Wikipedia and many others will be protesting by holding a 24 hour blackout. For more information, you can visit.http://sopastrike.com/

Princeton University Library online resources are always available.

Try Princeton’s Online Reference Shelf for a list of Encyclopedias and other Wikipedia type sources.

Or use Princeton’s new Searchit Articles+ to search for journal and newspaper articles.

If you need any help, you can always Chat with a Librarian

Wikipedia goes dark, but the Library keeps the lights on

Wikipedia English version and several other sites are going dark intentionally on Wednesday January 18, 2012 for 24 hours to protest the anti-piracy bills before Congress (see news item at http://www.npr.org/2012/01/16/145319211/in-protest-of-anti-piracy-bill-wikipedia-to-go-dark). The Engineering Library would like to remind everybody, that thanks to our significant subscriptions and acquisitions, you can still research and find the information you need. Our library resources that encompass numerous books, journals, databases, encyclopedias, handbooks, directories, etc. are alive and well! At the library, the lights are always on!

Materials Project, new toolkit from MIT and LBNL

MIT and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) have announced a new online toolkit for materials science research. The Materials Project, formerly called the Materials Genome project, currently contains information on 18,933 compounds and performs real time materials properties computations using LBNL’s supercomputing clusters.

Users can freely perform a quick materials search or create a log in to use the toolkit’s advanced features. Advanced features include:

  • Materials Explorer – For advanced searching by chemistry, composition, or property.
  • Phase Diagram App – To compute phase diagrams for systems with 2-4 components.
  • Lithium Ion Battery Explorer – Explore Li-ion battery materials by various criteria.
  • Reactions Calculator – Calculate the enthalpy of various reactions. Experimental results shown where available.
  • Structure Predictor – Generates potential new compounds using experimental and mined data.

To learn more read the MIT News article at http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2011/manufacturing-new-materials-1220.html or visit the Materials Project at http://materialsproject.org/