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MIT Press Direct eBooks 2020 Frontlist

April 16, 2020

The MIT Press Direct eBooks 2020 Frontlist is now available to all UC campuses. Comprising 150 ebooks, the collection features the following subjects: economics; environmental science; philosophy; and science, technology, and society, and is available solely via the MIT platform.

F1000Prime Becomes Faculty Opinions

April 12, 2020

Beginning Sunday, April 12th, 2020, F1000Prime becomes Faculty Opinions. With the new name comes a streamlined focus to create a real alternative to the Journal Impact Factor and a better way of assessing the quality of researchers’ contributions.

LitCovid: Scientific Literature Via the National Library of Medicine for 2019 Novel Coronavirus
Author: Sarah Sheets

March 20, 2020

LitCovid is an open access literature hub compiling the most comprehensive collection of international research papers so far on the new coronavirus disease COVID-19.

Gale Platform Enhancements

December 20, 2019

As of December 20th, Gale has released the second phase of design enhancements. Almost 50 Gale Primary Sources and Gale Literature products are now updated with this release.

Naxos Music Library 3 Platform

December 4, 2019

Users of UC-licensed Naxos Music Library will now be redirected to the new Naxos Music Library 3 platform. This version combines a new design, faster loading times, built in player (no longer a pop up window), educational resources, and a continually growing library of classical recordings.

Expanded Access to the New York Times

December 4, 2019

UC Merced patrons now have subscriber-level access to via any device, anywhere in the world.  This expanded access includes many new features:

New Updated PubMed

November 21, 2019

A new updated version of PubMed is now available and will become the default in spring 2020, replacing the legacy version. The updated version’s layout offers better support for accessing PubMed content with small-screen devices such as mobile phones and tablets.

MIT Press Direct eBooks

September 25, 2019

UC campuses now have access to MIT Press Direct eBooks, a broad range of books from MIT Press’ front- and backlist publications. Almost 3,000 ebooks will be available by the end of 2019, DRM-free (users may print and download PDFs by chapter) with unlimited simultaneous user access.

Readex AllSearch

September 13, 2019

UC Merced patrons now have access to Readex AllSearch, a fully cross-searchable platform for Readex content.

Early English Books Online is Moving to ProQuest

September 5, 2019

Beginning August 22nd, Early English Books Online is migrating from its former Chadwyck-Healey interface to the newly-enhanced ProQuest Platform. An overlap period where both platforms are available will continue through September 15, 2019. As of Monday, September 16, 2019, ProQuest will be the sole source for UC’s subscription to Early English Books Online.