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OCLC WorldCat Local Melvyl

March 31, 2014



On Friday June 245h, the legacy version of Melvyl (the online public catalog for UC Libraries) was decommissioned to make way for the new and improved Melvyl. This new version of Melvyl which utilizes theOCLC Worldcat Local interface has the ability to search 800 million+ items from research institutions throughout the world, connecting UC faculty and students to books and materials across the globe.

Library Provides Access to SCOPUS

March 5, 2014



The UC Merced Library has recently acquired trial access to SCOPUS, a popular abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature which features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research. Content covers research output in the fields of technology, medicine, social sciences, arts, and humanities.

Library Open Access Funds Still Available

February 27, 2014



Last year, the UC Merced Library helped nine faculty members publish articles in open access journals by paying the publication fees. Before the end of March, they hope to help a few more. The pilot officially ends on March 31, 2014 or until funds are expended. UC Merced faculty, lecturers, and graduate students interested in receiving funds are urged to apply soon.

UC Merced Library Student Research Competition

February 19, 2014



The UC Merced Library invites undergraduate students participating in the 2014 Student Research Poster Competition to apply for an additional research award sponsored by the library. Library awards will recognize excellence in research projects that incorporate library resources, demonstrate high-level information literacy skills, and thoughtfully reflect on strategies utilized in the research process. Award winner(s) will receive $100.

DLM Lab Tour Series Continues with sParc

February 12, 2014



Want to learn more about GIS? Check out the latest featured lab in our lab tour series - DLM Lab Tour: sParc (Spatial Analysis Research Center). The exhibit will run from February 18- May 19, 2014 on the 3rd floor of the UC Merced Library.

Our custodians exhibit coming soon!

February 11, 2014



Here's a sneak peak at one of the ten portraits taken by award winning local photography Roger J. Wyan of UC Merced Custodians as part of our latest exhibit - "Our Custodians". The exhibit will run from February 19th-April 1st on the 2nd floor of the library.

Statistical Database Updates

January 22, 2014



There have been some changes to several of our ProQuest statistical databases.

Literature Online Moves to ProQuest

January 22, 2014



Literature Online (LION), a literature database, has moved to the ProQuest platform. You will still be able to access the old platform on Chadwyck-Healey through March 31, 2014. Of particular note is that My Archive accounts on Literature Online will not be migrated. If you or your researchers have a My Archive account, you will need to extract all data and transfer it to a new account in the new version of the database.

SCOAP3 Widens Open Access In Particle Physics Research

January 22, 2014



The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) has announced that the SCOAP3 (Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics) initiative will begin on January 1, 2014. SCOAP3 will make a large number of scientific articles in the field of High-Energy Physics widely available via open access. This will not cost authors anything, and they will retain copyright. Additionally, licenses will enable wide re-use of information.

UC Library Reprints Service

November 26, 2013



The UC campus libraries are happy to announce the re-launch of the University of California Library Reprints website. Through our partnerships with the Internet Archive and Google, the UC Libraries have digitized hundreds of thousands of public domain books from our collections.

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