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eScholarship and Open Access

October 19, 2009

Academic libraries all over the world are celebrating "Open Access" this week, promoting unfettered access to academic research and publications throughout the world. UC Merced recently joined the Open Access movement along with other UC campuses by participating in a ground-breaking agreement that enables UC-authored articles accepted for publication in most of the 2000+ Springer journals to be published through Springer Open Choice , allowing full and immediate access to all readers.

Know the author, but don't know the title?

October 2, 2009

When searching for a book with just the author's name, narrow your results in our UCM Catalog or Next Generation Melvyl. Learn more about this process by looking at our website, coming to the Services Desk on the 2nd floor, or by looking for the students in the bright red shirts with the "i." We're here to help! (:

Consumer Health Information

September 29, 2009

If you need consumer health information, visit PubMED (MEDLINE) and select "Consumer Health" on the left column to reach MedlinePlus. This source includes information on 800 health topics, a medical encyclopedia, information about drugs and supplements, current news, interactive tutorials and more.

Finding Reviews in JSTOR

September 21, 2009

Visit JSTOR. Find this databases through Research Help > Databases & Articles.
Click on "Advanced Search". Type in the name of the book for which you need reviews. e.g. "outliers in statistical data". Then select Limit to: Review with a check in the box. Click the Search button. In the search results, look for Reviewed work(s): and then the title you needed. Open the PDF link to obtain full text.

New Content in American History in Video

September 21, 2009

American History in Video now has 47 new titles bringing its collection to a total of 1526 videos. New titles include The Civil War series by Ken Burns. Additional titles are available from California Newsreel. Visit this database of video footage and select "What's New" for more details. You can also browse titles, search, or view playlists created by others.

UC/Springer Open Access Journal Publishing Pilot

March 25, 2009

UC Merced faculty will be interested in the UC/Springer Open Access Journal Publishing Pilot announced in January 2009. This ground-breaking arrangement with Springer provides faculty with the opportunity to publish in selected Springer journals covered by the pilot. Final versions of the articles published during the two-year pilot will be available in the eScholarship Repository beginning in Fall 2009.

Databases: Research Super Tools

January 15, 2009

The UC Merced Library provides access to some 250 databases. Some of these are free databases (like Google, for example) that anyone can access with or without the Library. Some are proprietary databases (like Web of Science) which the Library licenses at costs that can reach thousands of dollars per year. These databases allow you to find and access information resources, including journal articles, that you cannot otherwise discover.

Connect from Off Campus

January 14, 2009

UC Merced Library provides thousands of online journals, books, and databases for the use of UC Merced students, faculty, and staff. If you are on campus, connecting to them is as simple as connecting to to UC campus network.