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ProQuest Congressional Redesign


July 24, 2019


Beginning July 24th, ProQuest will launch their redesigned ProQuest Congressional interface. This redesign hopes to simplify retrieval of information by students unfamiliar with government content, while preserving the ability to perform complex queries as desired. Databases such as ProQuest Congressional and ProQuest Digital Bills and Resolutions will move to this interface.

New Resource: Superstar Journals Database


July 17, 2019


UC Merced patrons can now access the Superstar Journals Database. Containing 7,470 full-text Chinese journals and more than 1,200 core journals, coverage spans from 1949 to the present.

Alexander Street Video Platform Enhanced


July 10, 2019


Alexander Street has officially transitioned to a new video interface as of July 10th. For the transitioning databases, this grants improved flexibility with new content types in the future, such as video and audio, and allows for cross-searching with other Alexander Street content.

Morgan & Claypool Synthesis Digital Library Collection Nine is Available


June 20, 2019


Morgan & Claypool (M&C) Publishers Synthesis Series has begun making its ninth collection of lectures available online to UC Merced and other participating UC campuses. The basic format in the collections are 50 to 100-page electronic books that synthesize an important research or development topic, authored by a leading contributor to the field. These Lectures provide more synthesis, analysis, and depth than standard research journal articles.

Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection Series 2


June 12, 2019


UC Merced patrons now have access to the second series of the Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection via EBSCO. This resource consists of digitized materials focusing on Hispanic American civil rights, religion, and women's rights from the eighteenth through the twentieth century.

Maruzen eBook Library


June 4, 2019


Nine UC campuses can now access the Maruzen eBook Library, a Demand-Driven Acquisition (DDA) program for Japanese ebooks. Over three thousand academic titles in Japanese are currently available to users, with more titles to be added biannually.

Sabin Americana


June 4, 2019


All UC campuses now have access to the entirety of Sabin Americana, 1500–1926.
Based on Joseph Sabin's landmark bibliography, this collection contains over 6 million pages from 29,000 works about the Americas published from 1500 to the early 1900's. Covering the society, politics, religious beliefs, customs and significant events of the time, this collection includes books, pamphlets, broadsides and documents from a variety of genres – from sermons and political tracts to legislation and literature.

MLA International Bibliography is moving to EBSCO


May 15, 2019


EBSCO will soon be the single vendor for the MLA International Bibliography (MLAIB) along with the MLA Directory of Periodicals (MLADP). Dual access to the existing ProQuest version and the new EBSCO version of these databases is currently available. As of July 1, 2019, EBSCOhost will be the only provider of these resources.

Nexis Uni Upgrade


May 2, 2019


As of May 1, LexisNexis upgraded the Nexis® resources, including Nexis Uni. This release of Nexis includes upgrades to the current search technology, such as:
Boolean searching capabilities
Phrase recognition and protection
Synonyms, word correlations, and alternative forms of root words: for example, “house” will now also find “housing” and “housed”
Exact phrase or company name searches now require quotation marks around the phrase.

New Resource: Takita Choin kyuzo Kindai sakka genkoshu


May 2, 2019


Takita Choin kyūzō Kindai sakka genkōshu 滝田樗陰旧蔵近代作家原稿集, a collection of Japanese literary manuscripts by modern writers, is now available to users of all UC campuses via JapanKnowledge.

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