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LexisNexus Academic Becomes Nexis Uni™


August 9, 2017


The transition from LexisNexis Academic to its redesigned successor Nexis Uni™ is now under way, and UC campuses are among the first of subscribers with IP-based access to Uni already activated. UC will maintain access to both Academic and Uni through October 1, 2017 after which the former will be deactivated.

New Licensed Resource: STMnetBASE eBooks from Taylor & Francis


August 2, 2017


The UC Libraries have acquired the STMnetBASE ebook collection from CRC Press/Taylor & Francis for the next three years, 2017-2019. Comprised of 16 new collections, it replaces the previous licensing of individual collections like ENVIROnetBASE, MATHnetBASE and STATSnetBASE and includes the ENGnetBASE evidence-based selection (EBS) pilot that has been managed by the physical sciences and engineering group during the last four years. STMnetBASE allows for unlimited simultaneous access and perpetual rights to the full 2017 collection of approximately 1,146 books to be published annually, focused on STEM areas.

ProQuest's Ebook Central


July 27, 2017


As of July 26th, the Ebrary and EBL platforms has been upgraded to Ebook Central, a new, full service ebook platform that delivers an intuitive and easy-to-use research experience. Our patrons now have access to the same ebook content previously supplied through each vendor, just under a new and improved homepage with increased copy and print limits per ebook. EBL patron bookshelf contents were moved to Ebook Central automatically, while ebrary patrons will have an option to copy their ebrary bookshelves to Ebook Central upon their first login.

Transitions: Portraits of a Decade Long Journey
Author: Breanna Wright


July 17, 2017


The period of life between teenager to young adult is a critical time for young people; full of exploration, growth and change. There are an endless number of paths to travel, and whichever is chosen has the ability to shape who someone will become. A decade ago, did you think you would be where you are now?

Ten years ago, in 2005-2006, photographer Roger J. Wyan set out to document the first individuals as they began to journey through their formative years at the first research university built in the 21st century, UC Merced. In total 220 students, mostly freshmen, were photographed. A decade later, Wyan re-photographed and interviewed 38 of the original students. The goal? Find out where life has taken them.

Wyan describes Transitions as “a remarkable narrative of an influential time in young people’s lives;" it documents a period of life that sociologists call “emerging adulthood,” defined by exploration,...

Access Alert - Science Direct


July 10, 2017


Access to Science Direct content has been restored.

UCB College of Environmental Design images in Artstor


July 6, 2017


UCB College of Environmental Design images in Artstor will be temporarily unavailable from August 1 – October 15, 2017 while they are migrated. Please note that it is only UCB College of Environmental Design images will be affected. All other Artstor Digital Library content and all other content provided to you by University of California institutions will remain available during this time.

Access Alert - Melvyl


June 27, 2017


Access to Melvyl is restored.

 

Summer RefWorks


June 26, 2017


Learn how RefWorks can help you this summer! RefWorks is a citation manager that lets you capture citations and correctly cite them in the style you need. During the 50 minute workshop, you will learn how to make RefWorks work for you.

Choose one of the following workshop dates:

Tuesday, June 27 - 10 a.m.

Wednesday, June 28 - 2 p.m.

Thursday, July 6 - 11 a.m.

All workshops located in KL 371

Please click this link to RSVP.

 

Announcing CNP eBooks


June 22, 2017


All campuses except UCSF have agreed to participate in a Demand-Driven Acquisitions eBook project for access to the CNP eBooks. This project with the China National Publications Import & Export Corporation (CNPIEC) is a one-year pilot for ebook access focused on subjects in the social sciences and humanities including history, political science, sociology, anthology, literature, philosophy, religion, classics, media studies and others. Titles have been chosen from more than 300 regular, university and society publishing houses with new titles added to Melvyl every two months.

Taylor & Francis Open Access Publishing for UC Authors


May 24, 2017


The California Digital Library has brokered a deal with Taylor & Francis via our license agreement for 2016 through 2018 granting up to a 75% discount on gold open access article publishing charges (APCs) for all UC authors. This discount applies to all articles published in Taylor & Francis Open Journals and Open Select Journals through the first 400 articles published per annum. After the limit is reached for UC as a whole, a 50% discount will be applied for the remainder of that year to all articles submitted.
For more information on how to take advantage of this service, check out this flyer, Taylor & Francis’ website or contact them directly at apc@tandf.co.uk.

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