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Research Data Management Workshop Series


August 30, 2019


Research Data Management Workshop Series: Co-sponsored by the Office of Research Development and the UC Merced Library

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Research Starters


August 29, 2019


Join us for one or more of our 20 minute Research Starters the week of September 16th. These will all be hosted in KL 361. See each event for details and to RSVP.

MUSE in Focus: Addressing Gun Violence


August 28, 2019


UC Merced patrons now have access to Project MUSE’s “MUSE in Focus: Addressing Gun Violence”. Providing free access to more than a dozen journal articles and books focused on understanding and preventing gun violence, the collection was created in hopes of informing policymakers as well as educating researchers and other concerned citizens with evidence-based work on the topic.

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Congressman Costa Visits the CARA Project
Author: Donald Barclay


August 28, 2019


On August 27, 2019, Congressman Jim Costa paid a visit to the Library’s Digital Curation and Scholarship Center to see for himself the work we are doing on CARA, the California Agricultural Resources Archive.

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.

Elsevier Access Suspended


July 10, 2019


The University of California has been out of contract with Elsevier since January, but until now the publisher continued to allow access to 2019 articles via ScienceDirect. As of today, July 10, 2019 UC’s direct access to new Elsevier articles has been discontinued.

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.

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