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Living Library 2019 in Review


May 21, 2019


On April 9th, the UC Merced Library hosted a Living Library, a library of people available to be “checked out” for a conversation. Over the course of the afternoon, 63 attendees met with an event volunteer for a 20-minute conversation. The purpose of the Living Library is to establish a conversational space that encourages a better understanding of those with whom we share our community, with the goal of breaking down prejudice, stereotypes, and assumptions by engaging in meaningful dialogues.

Spring 2019 Faculty Author Series


May 21, 2019


The Library hosted another successful semester of Faculty Author Series talks this past spring featuring two of our amazing female faculty here at UC Merced. If you missed these events, here is a brief summary of each talk. Be sure to catch next semester's Faculty Author Talks (more info to be released at a later time).

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.

Melvyl to Move to WorldCat Discovery


May 14, 2019


UC Merced’s Melvyl catalog will move to OCLC’s WorldCat Discovery interface on May 22nd during intersession week. WorldCat Discovery includes device optimization and delivers more precise search results and contains a better user interface than the current catalog.

Collection Highlight - May 2019
Author: Kelsey Raidt


May 13, 2019


In honor of the graduating class of 2019, we’d like to take a moment to highlight an item from our University of California Cooperative Extension, Fresno collection. This item is part of a 1950s era handout for 4-H advisors. It contains several recreational games for 4-H students to play, including this example of a homemade board and dice game called “School Days.” We hope our Bobcats finish their studies without encountering any of the challenges faced by the players of this 4-H game! Class of 2019, we wish you all the luck with your future endeavors! #GoBobcats, #UCM2019

 

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.

UC Enters Open Access Agreement with Cambridge University Press


April 10, 2019


The University of California and Cambridge University Press have entered into a transformative agreement that will advance the global shift toward an open access future for research.

The agreement is designed to maintain UC’s access to Cambridge’s journals, while also supporting open access publishing for UC authors. The partnership is UC’s first open access agreement with a major publisher and Cambridge’s first such deal in the Americas.

View the full press release here

New Collections on Architecture, Television and More Added to Calisphere


April 9, 2019


Calisphere continues to grow adding new collections providing insight into innovations in architecture, television, and more.

America’s Historical Newspapers Migrate to Enhanced Interface
Author: Sarah Sheets


April 3, 2019


America’s Historical Newspapers via Readex are now available with enhanced interfaces. These enhancements are available for a number of databases including Early American Newspapers Series 1 and 2, African American Newspapers, California Historical Newspapers and Hispanic American Newspapers.

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