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Elsevier Access Suspended


July 10, 2019


The University of California has been out of contract with Elsevier since January, but until now the publisher continued to allow access to 2019 articles via ScienceDirect. As of today, July 10, 2019 UC’s direct access to new Elsevier articles has been discontinued.

Access Alert - Course Resources


July 8, 2019


On Friday, July 12th from 6pm to 9pm Pacific Time, the Course Resources tool in CatCourses will be unavailable due to systems maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope this interruption will create minimal disruption to our users’ research.

Access Alert - OCLC


June 13, 2019


Beginning Friday, June 14th at 11pm through Saturday, June 15th at 3am Pacific Time, and again on Saturday, June 15th at 11pm through Sunday, June 16th at 3am Pacific Time, OCLC will be performing systems maintenance which may cause sporadic interruptions and delayed response times for online catalog services. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope this interruption will create minimal disruption to our users’ research.

Access Alert - Course Resources


June 11, 2019


On Friday, June 28th from 5pm to 8pm Pacific Time, the Course Resources tool in CatCourses will be unavailable due to systems maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope this interruption will create minimal disruption to our users’ research.

Access Alert - Taylor & Francis


May 16, 2019


Beginning Tuesday, May 21st at 10:30pm through Wednesday, May 22nd at 3pm Pacific Time, Taylor & Francis Online will be performing site maintenance which may affect system functionality. Users will still be able to search and read articles on Taylor & Francis Online, but registration, purchasing, and ePrints will be temporarily unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope this interruption will create minimal disruption to our users’ research.

MLA International Bibliography is moving to EBSCO


May 15, 2019


EBSCO will soon be the single vendor for the MLA International Bibliography (MLAIB) along with the MLA Directory of Periodicals (MLADP). Dual access to the existing ProQuest version and the new EBSCO version of these databases is currently available. As of July 1, 2019, EBSCOhost will be the only provider of these resources.

Melvyl to Move to WorldCat Discovery


May 14, 2019


UC Merced’s Melvyl catalog will move to OCLC’s WorldCat Discovery interface on May 22nd during intersession week. WorldCat Discovery includes device optimization and delivers more precise search results and contains a better user interface than the current catalog.

Access Alert - Ebook Central


April 12, 2019


On Saturday, April 20th, ProQuest’s Ebook Central and LibCentral will be unavailable from 9am to 11am Pacific Time due to security maintenance. Ebooks via these platforms may not be available during these times. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope this interruption will create minimal disruption to our users’ research.

Access Alert - OCLC


April 12, 2019


On Sunday, April 14th at 7pm through 11:30pm Pacific Time, OCLC will be performing systems maintenance which may cause sporadic interruptions and delayed response times for online catalog services. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope this interruption will create minimal disruption to our users’ research.

Access Alert - ACLS Humanities


April 4, 2019


On Saturday, April 6th from 4:30am to 6am Pacific Time, the Fulcrum platform for ACLS Humanities eBooks will be unavailable while scheduled maintenance takes place. HEB eBooks may not be accessible during this time frame. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope this interruption will create minimal disruption to our users’ research.

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