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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

Save your Artstor Digital Library notes and citations before June 1st

May 23, 2017

Artstor will be implementing some feature changes which may require users to save their work in their Digital Library. The new features are part of the release of an improved platform with a redesigned interface, streamlined features, and which runs on the same technology that powers JSTOR.

Features you may wish to save:
Personal notes and instructor notes are being retired. Artstor recommends copying and pasting this information into your image group descriptions by June 1st.
The citation generator and saved citations will be temporarily removed and added back after the new release. If you have saved citations, please download them before June 1st.
Saved searches are being retired.

Please contact the Artstor Support Team at for more information.

UCM Librarians Recognized in LIRT Top 20 for 2016

May 4, 2017

The American Library Association’s Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) has selected an article authored by Sara Davidson Squibb, UC Merced Library’s Head of Research & Learning Services and Susan Mikkelson, former UC Merced Instruction & Scholarly Communications Librarian and current Librarian of Merced High as one of the Top 20 Library Instruction Articles for 2016. Published in the March edition of College & Research Libraries, “Assessing the Value of Course-Embedded Information Literacy on Student Learning and Achievement” reviewed the impact of a curriculum developed by UC Merced librarians and Writing faculty that integrated information literacy into introductory composition courses to improve academic performance. Read the full article here.

KL 360 & 397 Remodeled
Author: Breanna Wright

April 30, 2017

Over spring recess the two Kolligian Library third floor conference rooms received a fresh new look and upgraded technology. Each room now contains a large screen, white board, podium and updated seating arrangements. Room 397 features moveable furniture that provides 3 different room configurations. The room updates were supported by the UC Merced Library's Kolligian-Kashian endowment funds.

Use the online Campus Reservation System (CRS) to reserve aa room up to six months in advance. Twenty-four hours advance booking is required. Reservations are limited to one reservation per week for use up to four hours.

Library Collaborates with CARE Office for Sexual Assault Awareness Month Book Display

April 30, 2017

The month of April is nationally recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and in collaboration with the CARE office the Library has dedicated its 2nd floor book display to help educate and bring awareness to issues surrounding sexual assault. 

As early as the late 1970s, "women...held protests against the violence they encountered as they walked the streets at night; they called them "Take Back the Night Marches.' Over time, sexual assault awareness activities grew to include the issues of sexual violence against men and men's roles in ending sexual violence. On April 1, 2001, the U.S. first observed Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) nationally. Since then, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center promotes national unity for SAAM activities. This year, the SAAM campaign is Engaging New Voices, [hoping] to help new voices begin to talk about preventing sexual assault." -