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SCOPUS Trial Access Has Ended

February 10, 2016

Access to SCOPUS has ceased due to low usage by the UC community during its trial and the high amount of duplicated content in the Web of Science database for which the UC Libraries have, and will maintain, a subscription. Any questions or concerns about SCOPUS can be addressed to Jim Dooley (, Head, Collection Services, UC Merced Library.

Take the Stairs Challenge

February 8, 2016

This spring the UC Merced Library, Office of Environmental Health & Safety and H.E.R.O.E.S. challenge you to climb the equivalent of Half Dome by taking the stairs instead of the elevator.

PsychiatryOnline Now Available

January 29, 2016

UC Merced now has access to PsychiatryOnline, a web-based portal that features DSM-5®—the most widely used psychiatric reference in the world—and The American Journal of Psychiatry as the base of a collection of psychiatric references from American Psychiatric Publishing. Also included in the subscription are journals, texts, study guides and other resources like the American Psychiatric Association Practice Guidelines, all key resources for diagnosis, treatment, research, and professional development in psychiatry and mental health studies.

Bobcat Art Show: Call for Artists!

January 22, 2016

Apply for the 2016 Bobcat Art Show today! Deadline to apply is Thursday March 10, 2016.

It’s time to get creative. All UC Merced students, faculty and staff are welcome to participate in the areas of painting, drawing, photography, sculpture/mixed media, and digital media. For more information, visit Arts UC Merced Presents.

The show this year will take place April 4 to May 3, 2016, in the UC Merced Art Gallery and UC Merced Library.

Sponsored by the UC Merced Art Gallery, the UC Merced Library and UEP.

New Library Buoys

January 22, 2016

Over winter intersession, the UC Merced Library acquired 25 new, very colorful Buoy style stools to provide additional seating options for library users. The Buoys have a playful contemporary design that encourages movement and activity but perhaps more importantly, they are portable! Each one weighs just under 20 pounds, so move them around to create your own study or collaborative work area. The Buoys can be found on the top 3 floors of the Library.

New mobile version of UC-eLinks

January 13, 2016

Starting January 12, 2016, the California Digital Library will enable a mobile-optimized version of UC-eLinks for most mobile devices. Mobile versions are available for these UC-eLinks interfaces:
* UC-eLinks full menu window
* UC-eLinks banner (i.e., direct linking in a frame where you bypass the full menu window)
* A-Z ejournal lists
Enabling the mobile version of UC-eLinks is the final step in a transition to a more simplified template begun in June 2015. CDL will continue to advocate for more responsive design interfaces that will automatically adjust to the size of your screen.

BioOne Complete licensed for all UC campuses

January 13, 2016

All UC campuses now have access to BioOne Complete, formerly BioOne.1 and BioOne.2. This gives UC users access to all 200+ BioOne journal titles focused in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences, including titles such as Zoological Science, Madroño, Geodiversitas, Zoosystema, Journal of Ethnobiology, and Pacific Science.

Science/AAAS Redesign

January 6, 2016

On 12 January 2016, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) will launch a redesigned website that will make it easier to access, read, and share articles from its journals using a responsive web design that provides an optimal viewing experience across a range of devices from desktop to mobile phones. The new, streamlined design has more accessible article content, one-click article references, sharing tools, and much more.
Visit Science Online and check it out.

Access to ProQuest Databases

January 6, 2016

On Saturday, January 16th, ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of its databases products. The maintenance window is scheduled to begin at 7:00 PM Pacific Time and will last for eight (8) hours. This will impact some databases on the ProQuest platform such as RefWorks and ProQuest Congressional.

Luminos Open Access Model for Book Publishing

December 14, 2015

The University of California Press recently announced its first five scholarly monographs published through Luminos -- its Open Access publishing program for books. This new digital publishing program operates on a model of shared financial support with titles funded through UC Press contributions, funds from Luminos Member Libraries, and a title publication fee provided by authors. Excess revenues are used to build a waiver fund for use by future authors. Luminos provides authors the opportunity to increase their readership, especially by global audiences, due to the open access designation.