Library Resources

The UC Merced Library has recently acquired trial access to SCOPUS, a popular abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature which features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research. Content covers research output in the fields of technology, medicine, social sciences, arts, and humanities.

  • Updated daily
  • Indexes 20,000 peer-reviewed journals, 390 trade publications, and 370 book series
  • Includes 5.5 million conference papers
  • 20 million records, including references, going back to 1995
  • 21 million pre-1996 records going back as far as 1823
  • Cross-searches 25.2 million patents

Trial access to SCOPUS ends on December 31, 2014.

Questions? Contact Susan Mikkelsen, smikkelsen@ucmerced.edu

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There have been some changes to several of our ProQuest statistical databases. These changes are reflected in the Library’s Databases A-Z list and are also listed here.



Please contact the Library with any questions.

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Literature Online (LION), a literature database, has moved to the ProQuest platform. You will still be able to access the old platform on Chadwyck-Healey through March 31, 2014.

Of particular note is that My Archive accounts on Literature Online will not be migrated. If you or your researchers have a My Archive account, you will need to extract all data and transfer it to a new account in the new version of the database.

ProQuest has prepared instructional materials about the new platform, and has scheduled a series of training sessions as well.

Please contact the the Library with any questions.

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The UC campus libraries are happy to announce the re-launch of the University of California Library Reprints website.  Through our partnerships with the Internet Archive and Google, the UC Libraries have digitized hundreds of thousands of public domain books from our collections.  Many of these books are now available for purchase in reprinted editions, or to download for free. Most titles are also discoverable through Melvyl and HathiTrust. For further information, see this CDLINFO article.

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Thanks to a California Digital Library consortial license, UC researchers now have access to JSTOR’s Ecology & Botany Collection II. This collection includes access to journals such as:

This collection expands coverage of Ecology & Botany Collection I, and broadens the scope in the areas of biological and plant sciences.  By 2016 the collection will include at least 80 journals from key institutions, such as the California Botanical Society; Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew; Naturhistorisches Museum; Società Italiana di Patologia Vegetale, Ecological Society of America, and International Association for Plant Taxonomy.

See more details at http://about.jstor.org/content/ecology-botany-ii.

 

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UC Libraries have a one-year trial of the Superstar Chinese discovery system, 中文发现 [ss.zhizhen.com]. The system uses intelligent analysis and knowledge mining to search Chinese-language books, journals, newspapers, dissertations and other publication formats across subject disciplines, and includes visual analysis of search results. If you have questions or feedback about the system, e-mail elin@ucmerced.edu.

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After careful consideration and evaluation, the UC libraries have discontinued systemwide access to a number of Taylor & Francis journals.  As needed, individual campuses are retaining local subscriptions for selected titles.  In addition, content for many T&F titles 2012 will remain available even though the T&F package has been discontinued.  For details regarding the decision making process, view this news announcement from California Digital Library (CDL).

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UC-eLinks, the link resolver used by University of California libraries to connect to full-text articles, will be unavailable from 5:30 - 8:00 AM on Thursday, June 20, 2013. Please contact the library if you have questions regarding this scheduled downtime for UC-eLinks.

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HathiTrust is a collection of over 10 million digitized books, all of which are findable in Melvyl (The all UC libraries catalog). About 1/4 of HathiTrust titles are in the public domain, immediately available in full view with a single click from the Melvyl catalog record. Want to read Tom Sawyer? You can, for free! How about Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet or Tolstoy's Anna Karenina? Yes, those are available too, along with millions more. What's not to love about that?!

It's the remaining 7.5 million or so titles that have had librarians scratching their heads for the past couple of years. Because just like the titles that are available in full view, when these limited view, restricted titles came up in a Melvyl search, it looked like they should be fully available. But they weren't. There's plenty not to love about that.

Recently, however, it got easier to determine if HathiTrust titles discovered in Melvyl are available in full view or limited view. New labels for HathiTrust books differentiate between Full View and Limited View titles. For more details on this positive change, visit "10,000,000 HathiTrust Records Now Have Clear Labels in Melvyl" from the California Digital Library (CDL).

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The Research Process tutorial series now has a section titled “Make Citations” to assist students in discovering why accurate citation creation is important and in becoming familiar with the information required in most citation styles.

In addition, the library has converted much of the tutorial content from Flash to HTML5 in order to make accessible on devices such as the iPad. More will be converted by fall 2013. New quizzes have been created and are available at the end of each tutorial section.

Students in WRI 1, WRI 10, or CORE can Join their course in the tutorial in order to allow their professors to view their scores for class assignment credit.

To view the tutorial series, visit The Research Process guide. Details are available from the guide for both students and faculty.

 

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