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Add The Library Icon to Your JPL Space Front Page

April 2nd, 2014

With the redesigned JPL Space, the direct link to the Library’s BEACON website is hidden.  However, it is very easy to customize your JPL Space, and add the LIBRARY icon to the front page.

  •  Be sure to click on the “Sign In” on upper right corner first, so that the customization will be saved.
  1. Click on the Plus sign on the upper right corner of the icons panel.
  2.  Locate the LIBRARY icon (a stack of books) from the table of icons.
  3. Drag and drop the icon to the top row.


Tips for Successful Research: Advanced Features with Web of Science

March 28th, 2014

Do you want to know the best way to do “cited reference search” on Web of Science? How to generate a citation report for your publications?  What is the H-Index value for you?  What is H-Index anyway?  Do you know you can use EndNote Online with Web of Science?  In addition to being a comprehensive database for records of scholarly journal articles, Web of Science has several additional functionality that are of interests to scientists and scholars.

Web of Science is offering free WebEx trainings for each of these advanced features. Each session is between 30 minutes to one hour, check their training schedule page for live sessions and sign up.  Want even shorter training sessions at a time when you are available? Check their training page for recorded videos.

Of course, you can always welcome to ask JPL Library staff for specific search questions, request literature searches or reports.  You can also arrange to have a librarian to come to your group meeting for demonstrations.  Contact the Library Reference Desk at or call ext. 4-4200.



BEACON Express Maintenance, Friday 3/28/2014 7PM

March 25th, 2014

BEACON Express, JPL Library’s Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery software, is scheduled for routine maintenance at 7:00 PM Pacific Time on Friday, March 28th, 2014. It is estimated that it may take up to 90 minutes to complete the required activities.
During this outage, BEACON Express will be completely inaccessible. The remainder of the JPL Library online services will remain fully functional during this outage.

BICEP2 Papers by JPLers

March 17th, 2014

Congratulations to the BICEP2 Collaboration, which includes JPLers,  on their announcement this morning on gravitational wave detection that sheds light on the inflationary period of our early universe!  The NASA news story is here.

The two new papers, submitted to Nature and mentioned in this morning’s press conference, are available as preprints here:

Some earlier papers from BICEP2 that include JPL authors can be found in Web of Science – searchable from BEACON:  These include:

Title: Characterization and Fabrication of the TES Arrays for the Spider, Keck and BICEP2 CMB Polarimeters

Author(s): Bonetti, JA (Bonetti, J. A.); Turner, AD (Turner, A. D.); Bock, JJ (Bock, J. J.); Brevik, JA (Brevik, J. A.); Day, PK (Day, P. K.); Filippini, J (Filippini, J.); Golwala, SR (Golwala, S. R.); Holmes, W (Holmes, W.); Jones, WC (Jones, W. C.); Kenyon, M (Kenyon, M.); Kovac, JM (Kovac, J. M.); Kuo, CL (Kuo, C. L.); LeDuc, HG (LeDuc, H. G.); Lueker, M (Lueker, M.); Nguyen, HT (Nguyen, H. T.); O’brient, R (O’brient, R.); Orlando, A (Orlando, A.); Runyan, M (Runyan, M.); Staniszewski, Z (Staniszewski, Z.); Sudiwala, R (Sudiwala, R.); Trangsrud, A (Trangsrud, A.)

Source: JOURNAL OF LOW TEMPERATURE PHYSICS Volume: 167 Issue: 3-4 Pages: 146-151 DOI: 10.1007/s10909-012-0529-3 Part: 1 Published: MAY 2012

Title: Suppressing Beam Systematics in Antenna-Coupled TES Bolometers for CMB Polarimetry

Author(s): O’Brient, RC (O’Brient, R. C.); Bock, JJ (Bock, J. J.); Bonnetti, J (Bonnetti, J.); Day, P (Day, P.); Hui, H (Hui, H.); Kuo, CL (Kuo, C. L.); Llombert, N (Llombert, N.); Lueker, M (Lueker, M.); Ngyen, H (Ngyen, H.); Stanizewski, Z (Stanizewski, Z.); Teply, G (Teply, G.); Turner, A (Turner, A.); Yoon, K (Yoon, K.)

Source: JOURNAL OF LOW TEMPERATURE PHYSICS Volume: 167 Issue: 3-4 Pages: 497-503 DOI: 10.1007/s10909-011-0435-0 Part: 1 Published: MAY 2012

Title: Transition Edge Sensor Focal Plane Arrays for the BICEP2, Keck, and Spider CMB Polarimeters

Author(s): Bonetti, JA (Bonetti, J. A.); Turner, AD (Turner, A. D.); Kenyon, M (Kenyon, M.); LeDuc, HG (LeDuc, H. G.); Brevik, JA (Brevik, J. A.); Orlando, A (Orlando, A.); Trangsrud, A (Trangsrud, A.); Sudiwala, R (Sudiwala, R.); Nguyen, HT (Nguyen, H. T.); Day, PK (Day, P. K.); Bock, JJ (Bock, J. J.); Golwala, SR (Golwala, S. R.); Kovac, JM (Kovac, J. M.); Jones, WC (Jones, W. C.); Kuo, CL (Kuo, C. L.)

Source: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON APPLIED SUPERCONDUCTIVITY Volume: 21 Issue: 3 Pages: 219-222 DOI: 10.1109/TASC.2010.2093858 Part: 1 Published: JUN 2011″

Title: BICEP2/SPUD: searching for inflation with degree scale polarimetry from the South Pole

Author(s):  Hien Trong Nguyen ; John Kovac ; Peter Ade ; Randol Aikin ; Steve Benton ; James Bock ; Justus Brevik ; John Carlstrom ; Darren Dowell ; Lionel Duband ; Sunil Golwala ; Mark Halpern ; Matthew Hasslefield ; Kent Irwin ; William Jones ; Jonathan Kaufman ; Brian Keating ; Chao-Lin Kuo ; Andrew Lange ; Tomotake Matsumura ; Barth Netterfield ; Clem Pryke ; John Ruhl ; Chris Sheehy ; Rashmi Sudiwala

Source: Proc. SPIE 7020, Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy IV, 70201F (August 28, 2008); doi:10.1117/12.787997