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Help improve the WorldCat Local site -- the platform for Next Gen Melvyl

April 25, 2011

The Library is looking for feedback to help us improve Next Gen Melvyl, the catalog for the combined UC Libraries.

Springer Open Access Pilot Ends

March 21, 2011

The UC-Springer Open Access Pilot has ended effective March 1st, 2011. During the two-year pilot negotiated between the California Digital Library (CDL) and Springer, UC-authored articles accepted for publication in 2009 and 2010 in most of the 2,000+ Springer journals were published as open access under Springer’s Open Choice program. Unfortunately, Springer has decided to discontinue this arrangement.

Scopus Database trial ends December 31, 2010

November 16, 2010

The UC Libraries are completing a two-year trial and extensive assessment of Scopus, a large interdisciplinary abstract and citation database of research literature and selected web sites developed by the publisher Elsevier. The UC Libraries have decided not to acquire Scopus as a UC systemwide purchase for 2011; the trial period ends on December 31, 2010.

Take the UC Academic E-book survey!

October 11, 2010

Your participation in the UC Libraries Academic E-book survey is needed. Visit the short survey and let us know about your experiences with e-books in general and the Springer E-book pilot. The survey will be available from Monday, October 11, 2010 through Monday, October 25, 2010.

Check out our images databases!

April 17, 2010

Have you ever had trouble finding images for a power point presentation? Use our images databases to help spice up your presentation. On our homepage you can find our images databases by scrolling over the "Doing Research" tab and clicking on the "Databases" link. Once on the Databases page, select "by format" from the "find databases" section.

Congressional Hearings

April 14, 2010

Looking up Congressional Hearings is a bit tricky. Here are some tips. You can look up Congressional Hearings using Lexis-Nexis Congressional: In Lexis-Nexis t's is helpful to use the Advanced Search feature and to use limits.

New Quick Search Bar

March 9, 2010

If you've been on the library homepage recently, you may have noticed that there is a new Quick Search Bar. The new default search looks through "All UC Libraries" instead of the "UC Merced Library" (now the 2nd tab option).

Contacting a librarian after the library is closed.

February 25, 2010

Just because it is the night before your paper is due and you are barely starting it does not mean that it is the end of your educational career. Just because you have never used the library search engine and it is 2AM does not mean that it is over either.

Digitizing Resources

February 17, 2010

Curious about SCR? Here is what you need to know. SCR stands for Supplemental Course Resources. This is an excellent tool for instructors to digitize their resources and make them available for students on UCMCROPS or any other network. Instructors only need to submit this form to the second floor Services Desk of the Library, with attached course syllabus and the item to be digitized, and then wait until they are posted on CROPS.

Information on Systemwide Licenses

February 12, 2010

The California Digital Library negotiates on behalf of UC campuses to provide high quality resources to our library users. The "Challenges to Licensing from Some Publishers" explains why some publications may not be continued.