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Bobcat Bookstore Gift Certificates for Web Usability Testing Volunteers

September 1, 2011



We're looking for new students to do some usability testing on our library website. Participants who are willing to spend an hour testing the website (we're testing the WEBSITE, not YOU) will receive a $25 gift certificate to the Bobcat Bookstore.

ARTstor Image Download Announcement

August 24, 2011



ARTstor users will now be prompted to log in or register to download images. Registering is easy. Find the image(s) you want. Click the download button. You will be prompted to log in or register. Enter your email, create a password, identify your role at UC Merced (faculty, graduate student, etc.) and select your academic department.

Conference Proceedings Citation Index

August 23, 2011



Over 148,000 conference proceedings from multiple disciplines in Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI) are now available through Web of Science. Citations are available from 1990 forward with cited references from 1999 onward. Approximately 400,000 records for proceedings are added yearly to CPCI.

ARTstor Is...Latin American Studies

August 19, 2011



The ARTstor Digital Library offers many excellent resources to support Latin American Studies, encompassing materials from the Pre-Columbian era through the Spanish conquest, and from Cuba's revolution in 1959 to images of Carnaval in Brazil in 2008.

2010 Journal Citation Reports Available

July 25, 2011



The 2010 Journal Citation Reports are now available. JCR provides a combination of impact and influence metrics and millions of cited and citing journal data points that comprise the complete journal citation network of Web of Science.

Web of Science has New Look and Features

July 19, 2011



Web of Science users will see a new interface and enjoy many great new search features the next time they log in to the database. On July 17th, the new Web of Science became the primary platform for this popular search tool.

New Library Resources

July 15, 2011



The California Digital Library (CDL) has recently acquired several new databases which are available through the UC Merced Library.

OCLC WorldCat Local Melvyl Formally Adopted

July 1, 2011



On June 24, 2011 the legacy version of Melvyl (the online public catalog for UC libraries) was decommissioned to make way for a new version of Melvyl supported by OCLC WorldCat Local. This improved connection to the larger research world promises to improve scholarship, and the easy interface supported by WorldCat makes searching easy and intuitive.

Legacy Melvyl to be Decommissioned

June 16, 2011



Next Generation Melvyl Pilot will soon become UC’s official Melvyl discovery and access service. On June 24th, the pilot will be renamed "Melvyl" and will replace the older legacy version of UC's online catalog.

Help improve the WorldCat Local site -- the platform for Next Gen Melvyl

April 25, 2011



The Library is looking for feedback to help us improve Next Gen Melvyl, the catalog for the combined UC Libraries.

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