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[*] posted on 27-3-2005 at 09:27
Do you have access to a university library?


Just curious enough to ask the title question.

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[*] posted on 27-3-2005 at 09:32


No, sadly I dont have.

I learned though that when you seriously work on a project and post about your work that there are gladly people around with access willing to help.
Most of what I have done wouldn´t been possible if not.

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[*] posted on 27-3-2005 at 10:50


Yes, I do.
But Ithink our library would grant access to anyone after signing up.

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[*] posted on 27-3-2005 at 11:47


most university libs let anyone access them, since they dont check whos coming in the door.(why would they?) Checking out materials might be a different story though. So answering the question of who has access... I would say everyone who is willing to go to one.
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[*] posted on 27-3-2005 at 14:14


Yes, just a few block away actually ;) but I do most of my info-shopping online nonetheless.

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[*] posted on 27-3-2005 at 15:52


I'm fortunate enough to, but they do check who gets in where I am. I hope to stay a member of the library after I complete my course but I haven't looked into if this is possible / costs of this yet. They are very useful for books on the most difficult to find of data - I found a great one listing all sorts of azeotropes the other day! :)
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[*] posted on 27-3-2005 at 17:13
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Absolutely, I have access ! I work for a university !



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[*] posted on 27-3-2005 at 17:49


For my local university library one can get a special library card if you are not in the university. You have to get the card at the public library though. The number of books you can borrow is limited, and late fees are greater. I am not sure on much more of the specifics of this card.



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[*] posted on 27-3-2005 at 19:18


Yep, I go to university, and there are tons of resources and all I have to do is walk a few blocks :)
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[*] posted on 28-3-2005 at 01:50


The closest university I live near required proof of being a student/professor last time I checked, but one of my friends dad is a professor there, so I do kind of have access. But I just go to any library (except for this one I hate) if I have to. :)

Shouldn't this poll be in whimsy. :P




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[*] posted on 28-3-2005 at 02:28


There is only one University where I live in, and the uni library is open to anybody fortunately. I love it, although it is sometimes outdated due to lack of resources. There are other 'local' libraries of no real use except a central one which is quite up-to-date. Love university, hopefully next year I'll be in one.



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[*] posted on 28-3-2005 at 10:20


not yet... but I have the right people nearby:D

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[*] posted on 28-3-2005 at 10:27


Next year school year, I will ;)



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[*] posted on 28-3-2005 at 17:16


Yes, I feel very fortunate having a university library nearby. They will let anyone in. As a student I have been able to get librarian assistance on difficult to find journal articles. :D



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[*] posted on 29-3-2005 at 02:39


From the looks of things, most of us are in or near universities. :) I have access to a library as well, since alumni are allowed free access in my alma mater. I guess I just wanted to gauge how much resources you people have.

This poll wouldn't be that visible if it was in Whimsy, cyclonite4. :D

Now that Tim mentions it, I consider the Internet to be the biggest library in existence, albeit incomplete. But a few groups seem to have remedies to this. ;)

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[*] posted on 29-3-2005 at 15:13


Alumni are also allowed free access to the library of the university where I obtained my B.E.(Chem.Eng.), Auckland University, although not, AFAIK, the ability to remotely download files from a password-protected FTP site (only staff and enrolled students can do that, normally).

Better still, can any other forum members, especially those who are current students, give us the full URLs, with log-in names and passwords, of any password-protected university FTP sites which have material and software of interest to us, and for access to online scientific periodicals? I am sure that those who are nearly at the end of their degree courses could disclose these to us without possible damaging repercussions.
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[*] posted on 30-3-2005 at 03:58


I have acces to a university library as a student, the only trouble is that it's worth shit.

The mathsquad took over the library a few years ago and cut the funding on chemistry book purchases. They also seem more keen to use the library and its "population" as a nice statistical entity to study upon, as to run it. :mad:

Not the mention they scrapped JoPEP from the online journals! :mad:

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[*] posted on 30-3-2005 at 09:05


They scrapped JoPEP?! Infidels!!! :D So what does your library contain mostly now?

JohnWW, your idea is good, but methinks this is not the proper place to be disclosing passwords to libraries. It's already bad enough as a security breach.

Might as well rant while I'm at it. Funding at our school is so low (it's a state university), our latest journals are circa 1999!!! Jeez! Don't they know we can't compete without breakthroughs? :mad:

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