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"Search vs Research": A Short Video from IEEE Xplore

January 26th, 2016

What is the difference between “search” and “research”?  Watch this short video from IEEE Xplore for a quick overview.

JPL Library staff are available for more in-depth consultation and literature search service. Contact us either through email,, or call extension 4-4200 to set up a search request or a tutorial.  You can also leave your comments about this video or other library resources and services below.

Evidence for a New Planet, Link to Original Paper

January 21st, 2016

Here is the link to the peer-reviewed paper announcing the evidence for a new planet within our solar system:

“Evidence for a Distant Giant Planet in the Solar System.” Konstantin Batygin and Michael E. Brown 2016 The Astronomical Journal 151 22. Published on January 20, 2016


Recent Books on Artificial Intelligence

January 14th, 2016

JPL Library has an extensive collection of ebooks on computer science, robotics, artificial intelligence, machine learning and related topics. This is a short list of sample titles on the various facets related to AI. Library staff is available to compile and recommend customized selection on more specific aspects or topics.

All ebooks can be accessed and downloaded from within the JPL network. Our licenses with the publishers prevent further re-distribution, so if you would like to recommend your colleagues to read any of the ebooks, please ask them to download a copy themselves. For questions and comments, please contact the JPL Library Reference Desk at, ext 4-4200, or leave a comment here.

Mechanical Engineering Handbooks Online

January 12th, 2016

Here is a list of handbooks useful for mechanical engineers. Click on the title, then search within each book for specific topics.