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Oxford Journals move to new platform, Oxford Academic

March 2, 2017

Recently, Oxford University Press began transitioning all OUP Journals to the new Oxford Academic platform; on February 1st that all journal content migration was complete. In addition to journals, Oxford Academic will eventually house the majority of Oxford’s digital book and online product content. CDL has identified two display issues which do not limit access to the content, but may cause user confusion and is working with Oxford to resolve these issues. First, site branding may cycle through different wording for an individual campus. While navigating or refreshing pages, users may see the site branding text change in the upper right corner. This is due to campuses having multiple administrative accounts on the platform that have differing account names. Secondly, access icons for...

Be Aware: Elevate Your News Evaluation

March 1, 2017

The UC Merced Library is displaying an exhibit called Be Aware: Elevate Your News Evaluation on the 2nd floor from early March through mid April 2017.

The exhibit has both physical and digital components. Librarians were inspired to create an exhibit after viewing a graphic on social media that placed news sources on a graph, with both X and Y axes, to show quality and bias. The legitimacy of news continues to be a hot topic in 2017. As news consumers, the onus is ultimately on us to seek out accurate news reporting and to be aware of multiple perspectives.

Through the exhibit, we aim to generate conversation about news sources and news evaluation. We hope our viewers will:

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Emmanuel Vincent: Fostering More Accurate Science Coverage

April 5, 2017

As part of the UC Merced Library's Be Aware: Evaluate Your News Evaluation exhibit, we invite you to join us for a talk by Emmanuel Vincent, lead of and project scientist at UC Merced's Center for Climate Communications. His presentation will address the importance of evaluating science news, common forms of misleading information, findings from the project and strategies for continuing to change our public discourse.

RefWorks Spring Training #1

April 6, 2017

12:30 to 1:20 p.m.
Location: KL 371
Prepare for this academic season of papers and projects by upping your game with a citation manager — RefWorks.  Discover how to make this tool work for you.  Attend a 50 minute workshop and you will learn how to capture citations and correctly cite them in the style you need.  Please RSVP to let us know you are attending.