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Haunted by citations? RefWorks can help!


October 30, 2017


Don't be spooked by bibliographies or citing. Learn how RefWorks can help you! RefWorks is a citation manager that lets you capture reference information and cite it correctly in the style that you need. You can attend any of these 50-minute workshops to learn how to make RefWorks work for you.

To register, select the workshop date and time below.

Monday, October 30

2:00-2:50 p.m. | KL 371

3:00-3:50 p.m. | KL371

Tuesday, October 31

11-11:50 a.m. | KL 371

12-12:50 p.m. | KL371

Data Carpentry Workshop


October 26, 2017


UC Merced Library is hosting a two-day Data Carpentry workshop for graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and faculty. This hands-on workshop will teach basic concepts, skills, and tools for working more effectively with data. Data Carpentry workshops are for researchers from any discipline who have data they want to analyze, and no prior computational experience is required.

This workshop will cover data organization in spreadsheets, data cleaning with OpenRefine, data analysis and visualization in Python and data management with SQL. Participants should bring their laptops and plan to participate actively. By the end of the workshop, learners should be able to more effectively manage and analyze data and be able to apply the tools and approaches directly to their ongoing research.

Date: October 26 & 27

Time: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (both days)

Location: Student Activities and Athletics Center

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New Release of Reaxys®
Author: Sarah Sheets


October 4, 2017


Elsevier launched a new release of Reaxys®. According to the Elsevier press release,this release combines a streamlined user interface with search and indexing enhancements powered by machine learning algorithms to ensure maximum discoverability. It also includes more compounds and patent content from Asia.

“Flood!” and Other Interesting Finds from Humboldt Cooperative Extension Office
Author: Lisa Vallen


September 25, 2017


I visited the Humboldt Cooperative Extension County Office in June and will preview a few items of interest I found. Thanks to the staff at Humboldt for all of their help in identifying where the historical material was located and providing some context for the material.

Faculty Author Series: Ma Vang


September 20, 2017


Please join us for the first talk of the 2017- 2018 Faculty Author Series with Ma Vang, Assistant Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts. Dr. Vang will speak about her recently published anthology, Claiming Place: On the Agency of Hmong Women.

"Claiming Place expands knowledge about the Hmong lived reality while contributing to broader conversations on sexuality, diaspora, and agency. This book argues that Hmong women are active agents in challenging oppressive societal practices and in creating alternative forms of belonging."

Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Time: 11:30-12:30 p.m.

Location: KL 397

 

UC Merced Has Access to JAMA
Author: Sarah Sheets


September 1, 2017


UC Merced has recently subscribed to JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association as well as a number of other JAMA journals through the JAMA Network. Published by the American Medical Association, these journals provide invaluable access to peer-reviewed research, reviews, and editorials covering all aspects of the biomedical sciences.

RefWorks Workshops


August 22, 2017


Learn how RefWorks can help you! RefWorks is a citation manager that lets you capture reference information and cite it correctly in the style that you need. You can attend any of these 50-minute workshops to learn how to make RefWorks work for you.

To register, select the workshop date and time below.

Wednesday, September 13

2:00-2:50 p.m. | KL 371

3:00-3:50 p.m. | KL 371

Monday, October 30

2:00-2:50 p.m. | KL 371

3:00-3:50 p.m. | KL371

Tuesday, October 31

11-11:50 a.m. | KL 371

12-12:50 p.m. | KL371

University Librarian Speaks on Libraries Going Digital
Author: Breanna Wright


August 21, 2017


In an article featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education, University Librarian Haipeng Li discusses how his experience at the UC Merced Library has shown him that transitioning to digital collections is not a less expensive venture than maintaining a print collection, as academic librarians had once thought would be the case. Though having a 90 percent digital and electronic collection does not save the Library money, it provides significant benefits for our growing campus where space is a hot commodity; the library can offer more study space and researchers and students gain the ability to access materials remotely.

Read the full article here.

Flipster Digital Magazines
Author: Breanna Wright


August 16, 2017


The Library has partnered with ASUCM to provide the UC Merced campus community with digital magazine subscriptions through Flipster. You can read your favorite magazines from anywhere and on any device.

Before you get started, make sure you are connected to the UC Merced campus wifi or VPN.

On-campus

Visit Flipster using your web browser or download the Flipster app on any of your devices; the app is available on the Apple Store and Google Play Store. You can also check out an iPad mini configured with the Flipster app from the 2nd floor Library Services Desk.

Off-campus

To read magazines when off-campus, you’ll need to download the...

SPIE Digital Library moves to new platform


August 15, 2017


SPIE Digital Library is moving from the Silverchair platform to a new SPIE Digital Library platform on Tuesday, August 15, 2017. New features on the platform will include better search functionality, expanded taxonomy, full text HTML proceedings and eBooks, upgraded presentation videos from SPIE conferences, and a mobile friendly design.

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