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Spring Refworks Workshops


March 28, 2017


Prepare for this academic season of papers and projects by upping your game with Refworks -- a citation manager. Discover how to make this tool work for you. In this 50 minute workshop, you will learn how to capture citations and correctly cite them in the style you need. Please RSVP to let us know you are attending.

Thursday, April 6th 12:30 p.m. to 1:20p.m.  - Instructor: Elizabeth Salmon  Thursday, April 6th 3:30 p.m. to 4:20 p.m. – Instructor: Lindsay Davis Friday, April 7th 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Instructor: Joe Ameen Friday, April 7th 12:30 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. – Instructor: Joe Ameen

All workshops located in KL 371.

 

AP Images is moving to EBSCOhost


March 28, 2017


The Associated Press’s AP Images Collection, one of the world’s largest collections of historical and contemporary imagery with more than twelve million photographs, will be hosted via EBSCOhost by March 29th. Though the content of AP Images won’t change, the search experience will use existing EBSCOhost parameters and be supported by all of the latest web browsers. To access images from 1826 to present with more than 3,500 additional photographs added daily, use the Library’s Database Collection or click here.

Library Receives Donation of 2,200 Books


March 6, 2017


The Library has received a gift of 2,200 books from the personal library of Keith L. Nelson, emeritus professor of history at UC Irvine. The books are mainly about American and European history with a focus on international relations, arms control and globalization. The donated books are being cataloged and added to the library’s collection.

This story is featured in the latest issue of Panorama

 

Oxford Journals move to new platform, Oxford Academic


March 2, 2017


Recently, Oxford University Press began transitioning all OUP Journals to the new Oxford Academic platform; on February 1st that all journal content migration was complete. In addition to journals, Oxford Academic will eventually house the majority of Oxford’s digital book and online product content.
CDL has identified two display issues which do not limit access to the content, but may cause user confusion and is working with Oxford to resolve these issues. First, site branding may cycle through different wording for an individual campus. While navigating or refreshing pages, users may see the site branding text change in the upper right corner. This is due to campuses having multiple administrative accounts on the platform that have differing account names. Secondly, access icons for subscribed content may display incorrectly as a shopping cart though the article is available. Should users encounter a shopping cart icon when browsing subscribed content, clicking “View...

Be Aware: Elevate Your News Evaluation
Author: Breanna Wright


March 1, 2017


The UC Merced Library is displaying an exhibit called Be Aware: Elevate Your News Evaluation on the 2nd floor.

The exhibit has both physical and digital components. Librarians were inspired to create an exhibit after viewing a graphic on social media that placed news sources on a graph, with both X and Y axes, to show quality and bias. The legitimacy of news continues to be a hot topic in 2017. As news consumers, the onus is ultimately on us to seek out accurate news reporting and to be aware of multiple perspectives.

Through the exhibit, we aim to generate conversation about news sources and news evaluation. We hope our viewers will:

think more deeply about their own evaluation and consumption of news media sources. become increasingly aware of the range of news sources available -- both in quality and perspective. become more knowledgeable about news sources and news type. recognize that...

C&EN Global Enterprise and C&EN Archives Now Available


February 24, 2017


UC campuses now have access to C&EN Global Enterprise and C&EN Archives through the American Chemical Society.
C&EN Global Enterprise features all the content found in the Chemical and Engineering News journal in a new web and mobile format that is combined with the ACS’ journal web site. Through it, researchers and scientists at subscribing institutions can access Chemical and Engineering News alongside peer-reviewed research from the more than 50 journals and 1,500 eBooks that the ACS has to offer.
C&EN Archives is an electronic archive covering C&EN magazine from 1923 to 2015. This makes available the full historic record of C&EN magazine from the first issue to the present.
Find out more about these new resources here.

Announcing SAGE Research Methods


February 24, 2017


With the SAGE Premier 2017 journals renewal, CDL purchased a 6-year license to SAGE Research Methods (SRM) with updates through 2022. SRM comprises the SAGE Research Methods Base Model, Case Studies and Datasets. SAGE Research Videos are not included in the CDL purchase.
The SRM Base Model grants access to more than 1,000 books, reference works and journal articles from across the social sciences. These resources encompass every aspect of research skills training and can help users at all levels through every step of the research process.
SRM Cases provides more than 500 case studies, showing the challenges and successes of doing research. Cases are peer-reviewed and come with instructional tools including learning objectives and discussions questions.
SRM Datasets is a collection of teaching datasets and instructional guides that give users a chance to learn data analysis by practice. Indexed by method and data type, these sets can be used in classroom exercises...

Library & Writing Program Collaborate to Address Students' Literacy Needs


February 23, 2017


UC Merced instruction librarians and several faculty members from the Merritt Writing Program (MWP) met Jan. 5 for a one-day Teaching Research and Information Literacy (TRAIL) workshop.

This is the fourth group of faculty members from the writing program to attend the workshop with the intent of integrating TRAIL activities, readings and tutorials into their Writing 10: College Reading and Composition sections. 

Read the full article in Panorama.

I Love RefWorks


February 13, 2017


Discover why RefWorks is easy to love.  This online tool is designed to make it easier for you to organize and cite your references. Attend a 50 minute workshop for an introduction to this online tool. Please RSVP to let us know you are attending.   Workshop Dates:   Monday, Feb. 13th 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. — Instructor: Sara Davidson Squibb Monday, Feb. 13th 12:30 to 1:20 p.m. — Instructor: Sara Davidson Squibb Tuesday, Feb. 14th 1:30 to 2:20 p.m. — Instructor: Lindsay Davis Tuesday, Feb. 14th 2:30 to 3:20 p.m. — Instructor: Elizabeth McMunn-Tetangco All workshops are located in KL 371.

If you have questions, email...

Donald Barclay interviewed about information literacy on BYU Radio


February 8, 2017


BYU Radio host Matt Townsend interviewed Deputy Librarian Donald Barclay about the challenges libraries are facing in the era of fake news. He addresses questions such as: how do we choose what information to consume in a world where there is essentially limitless information?, can we avoid an ‘echo chamber’ and find objective truth when different sources offer “alternative facts?". Donald then explains how libraries are trying to help people evaluate information for themselves. 

Listen to the full interview here.

 

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