Skip to content Skip to navigation

Library News

Wikipedia Blackout

January 17, 2012

Today, the Wikipedia community announced its decision to black out the English-language Wikipedia for 24 hours, worldwide, beginning at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday, January 18. The blackout is a protest against proposed legislation in the United States — the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the U.S. House of Representatives, and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) in the U.S. Senate — that, if passed, would seriously damage the free and open Internet, including Wikipedia.

UC Merced Library Adds More Seats

January 13, 2012

Over the 2011-12 Winter Break, UC Merced Library added 48 seats to the second floor of the Kolligian Library Building’s east wing. The seats are distributed among 12 tables, each of which sits near a whiteboard in an arrangement that creates a sense of privacy.

Data Management Workshop

January 10, 2012

As part of the Graduate Student Service Lyceum Series, the library will host a workshop later this week.

Interlibrary Loan Closure Dates

December 9, 2011

The Interlibrary Loan division of the library will be closed beginning Monday, December 13, 2011 and will not reopen until Wednesday January 4, 2012. ILL requests may be submitted between these dates, but please be aware that they will not be processed while ILL is closed.

Copyright Criminals

October 27, 2011

Hope to see lots of our friends this evening at the screening of Copyright Criminals. Free food and great entertainment!

UC Merced Library Support for Open Access Week October 24-30, 2011

October 24, 2011

The UC Merced Library will host two events this week in observance of International Open Access Week.

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.