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CDL Joins Royal Society Open Access Membership
Author: Sarah Sheets


April 5, 2018


CDL has recently joined the Royal Society Open Access Membership, an agreement under which UC-affiliated authors from any UC campus get a 25% discount off of Article Processing Charges (APCs) paid to Royal Society for open access publication during 2018. Royal Society’s journal content includes many traditional subscription journals, for which authors may opt to pay an APC to make their article Open Access, along with two full Open Access journals, for which an APC is needed for publication. The discount applies to APCs paid for either type of journal, with no restrictions to the number of times this discount may be used throughout the year.

JoVE Engineering Now Available
Author: Sarah Sheets


March 2, 2018


Along with the newly added JoVE Neuroscience and JoVE Immunology and Infection, UC Merced has recently subscribed to the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) Engineering module.

JoVE Neuroscience and JoVE Immunology and Infection Now Available
Author: Sarah Sheets


February 27, 2018


UC Merced has recently subscribed to the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) Neuroscience and Immunology and Infection modules.

MyiLibrary Transition to Ebook Central
Author: Sarah Sheets


December 19, 2017


In the coming weeks, current MyiLibrary content will transition to ProQuest’s Ebook Central, a new, full service ebook platform that delivers an intuitive and easy-to-use research experience. Our patrons will still have access to ebook content previously supplied through MyiLibrary, just under a new and improved Ebook Central homepage.

Duke University Press Journals Move to Silverchair Platform
Author: Sarah Sheets


December 6, 2017


Duke University Press Journals has transitioned from Highwire to the Silverchair platform as of late November 2017. This transition to Silverchair will provide a more integrated user experience for all humanities and social sciences content from Duke University Press, granting researchers more opportunities to discover related works and other content relevant to their needs. The new site is also natively mobile, adapting to devices of any size.

Oxford Updates Biography & Music/Art Databases
Author: Sarah Sheets


December 5, 2017


Oxford University Press (OUP) is in the process of updating a number of their database sites. American National Biography Online and Oxford Dictionary of National Biography were updated in late November 2017. Oxford Music Online and Oxford Art Online will update by December 7th. Domain URLs will remain the same for all databases; however, article and page location within the domain sites may have changed. OUP has implemented re-directs within the sites in response to those changes. With these updates, OUP hopes to enhance discoverability and improve search capabilities, have more frequent content updates, and allow for social media integration, so users can share content across channels.

LexisNexis Academic is now Nexis Uni


December 1, 2017


Nexis Uni is the new face of LexisNexis. Nexis Uni features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources from LexisNexis—including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790—with an intuitive interface that offers quick discovery across all content types, personalization features such as Alerts and saved searches and a collaborative workspace with shared folders and annotated documents. For a snapshot of personalization, discovery, and collaboration features, visit CDL InfoNews. Access to legacy Lexis Nexis will expire on December 17, 2017.

UC Merced Library to Digitize AIDS Archive through NEH Award
Author: Breanna Wright


April 17, 2017


The Archives and Special Collections department of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Library, in collaboration with the San Francisco Public Library (SFPL) and the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society, has been awarded a $315,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. In collaboration, UC Merced Library’s Digital Assets Unit, which has established a reputation for digitizing information resources, will be responsible for digitizing the 49 archival collections related to the early days of the AIDS epidemic in the San Francisco Bay Area, making them available to the public online.
“The San Francisco Bay Area’s Response to the AIDS Epidemic: Digitizing, Reuniting, and Providing Universal Access to Historical AIDS Records” project will begin on July 1, 2017. The materials to be digitized range from handwritten correspondence and notebooks to typed reports and agency records and printed magazines, as well as photographic...

AP Images is moving to EBSCOhost


March 28, 2017


The Associated Press’s AP Images Collection, one of the world’s largest collections of historical and contemporary imagery with more than twelve million photographs, will be hosted via EBSCOhost by March 29th. Though the content of AP Images won’t change, the search experience will use existing EBSCOhost parameters and be supported by all of the latest web browsers. To access images from 1826 to present with more than 3,500 additional photographs added daily, use the Library’s Database Collection or click here.

Access Alert


December 15, 2016


Wiley Online Library will be unavailable Saturday, December 17th from 1am-5am PST for maintenance. Journals through this resource may not be accessible to view during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope this interruption will create minimal disruption to our users’ research.

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