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Sabin Americana

June 4, 2019

All UC campuses now have access to the entirety of Sabin Americana, 1500–1926.
Based on Joseph Sabin's landmark bibliography, this collection contains over 6 million pages from 29,000 works about the Americas published from 1500 to the early 1900's. Covering the society, politics, religious beliefs, customs and significant events of the time, this collection includes books, pamphlets, broadsides and documents from a variety of genres – from sermons and political tracts to legislation and literature.

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.

Nexis Uni Upgrade

May 2, 2019

As of May 1, LexisNexis upgraded the Nexis® resources, including Nexis Uni. This release of Nexis includes upgrades to the current search technology, such as:
Boolean searching capabilities
Phrase recognition and protection
Synonyms, word correlations, and alternative forms of root words: for example, “house” will now also find “housing” and “housed”
Exact phrase or company name searches now require quotation marks around the phrase.

New Resource: Takita Choin kyuzo Kindai sakka genkoshu

May 2, 2019

Takita Choin kyūzō Kindai sakka genkōshu 滝田樗陰旧蔵近代作家原稿集, a collection of Japanese literary manuscripts by modern writers, is now available to users of all UC campuses via JapanKnowledge.

New Collections on Architecture, Television and More Added to Calisphere

April 9, 2019

Calisphere continues to grow adding new collections providing insight into innovations in architecture, television, and more.

America’s Historical Newspapers Migrate to Enhanced Interface
Author: Sarah Sheets

April 3, 2019

America’s Historical Newspapers via Readex are now available with enhanced interfaces. These enhancements are available for a number of databases including Early American Newspapers Series 1 and 2, African American Newspapers, California Historical Newspapers and Hispanic American Newspapers.

New JoVE Content Now Available

March 14, 2019

UC Merced has recently subscribed to the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) Bioengineering module and JoVE Lab Manual for Introductory Biology.

Literature Online Moves to the Enhanced ProQuest platform

March 13, 2019

The Literature Online (LION) database has transitioned to the main ProQuest platform and is now cross-searchable with other ProQuest resources. Access to the legacy site will continue until July 1, 2019 to provide users time to try new features on the main ProQuest platform while continuing use of the previous site. The legacy version of the database will be fully decommissioned as of August 1, 2019.

Melvyl Switching to WorldCat Discovery

February 14, 2019

Melvyl’s long-anticipated transition to WorldCat Discovery, OCLC’s newer discovery user interface, will happen this summer preceding the end-of-life date for WorldCat Local on August 9, 2019. Each UC campus will choose a switch over date after the end of their academic year allowing patrons to have a consistent user experience for the duration of the spring term.

The Public Domain Expands

February 1, 2019

As of January 2019, the public domain in the United States expanded for the first time in 20 years. Since the Sonny Bono Copyright Act of 1998, 1923 had been the cut-off year in which books published in the United States could be assumed to be out of copyright. On this January first, the cut-off year advanced by a year to 1924. Without future copyright law changes, the cut-off year will continue to increase by one every January first until 2073.