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Resource Trial - Crop Protection Compendium

The Library has trial access to Crop Protection Compendium (CPC) through May 15. CPC is a tool that compiles and presents scientific information on all aspects of global crop protection by integrating text, images, maps, and databases in a convenient portal.

CRC contains more than 26,000 datasheets and 3,500 detailed datasheets on crop pests, diseases, weeds, invasive plants, and natural enemies, as well as over 200 detailed crop datasheets. CPC also includes full text of over 25,000 relevant journal and conference articles.

Please give CPC a try before May 15 and let us know what you think!

Apr 09, 2015 | Categories: News | Becky Miller

New Database - Environment Complete

Environment Complete

We've recently licensed a new EBSCOhost database, Environment Complete. Environment Complete indexes about 2500 periodicals (scholarly journals and magazines) and contains full-text for about 1100 titles covering a wide variety of environmental topics.

Environment Complete is a great first database to try for those new to researching environmental topics, and it can be useful for more advanced researchers, too.

How does Environment Complete compare to our other environment-themed databases?

  • GreenFILE is a smaller database with a more narrow focus (human impact on the environment). GreenFILE is geared toward the general public, so unique content in GreenFILE may include older NGO reports and pamphlets, consumer-oriented magazines, etc.
  • Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management (ES&PM) is larger than Environment Complete - it is a collection of numerous smaller databases that together index about 6000 titles. Thus for many searches, particularly for topics like pollution, remediation, and toxicology, you will get more results with ES&PM. Search results will include conference material, reports, and environmental impact statements, so ES&PM is good for searching the environmental 'grey literature.'

If you have questions about these or other databases, please contact a librarian at or stop by and see us at the reference desk!

Apr 01, 2015 | Categories: News, Resource update | Becky Miller

Daniel Feldman receives Distinguished Teaching Award

Daniel Feldman

Daniel Feldman, Associate Professor of Neurobiology in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology and the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, has been named one of five recipients of the 2015 Distinguished Teaching Award. The award, administered by the Academic Senate Committee on Teaching, is UC Berkeley's highest honor for excellence in teaching.

Professor Feldman and the other Distinguished Teaching Award recipients will be honored at a public ceremony in Zellerbach Playhouse on Tuesday, April 21, at 5 pm. For more information on the award and its past and present honorees, please see the DTA announcement page of the Center for Teaching and Learning.

Mar 18, 2015 | Categories: News | esmith

DMPTool downtime Sunday March 15


The DMPTool will be unavailable on Sunday March 15, 2015, from 8:00am until 10:00am (PDT), due to system maintenance. During this time, the entire website will be unavailable, so users will not be able to log in or view the unrestricted pages of the website. We apologize for the inconvenience.

For questions about the DMPTool or about other data management tools and services available to UC Berkeley researchers, please see our page on Scientific Data Services or contact

Mar 05, 2015 | Categories: News, Resource update | esmith

Six new online encyclopedias - food, genetics, neuroscience, and more

Six new online encyclopedias are now available. You can read them online, search within them, and download or print sections of interest.

Encyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems Encyclopedia of Food Microbiology Encyclopedia of Food Safety Brenner's Encyclopedia of Genetics Encyclopedia of Neurological Sciences Pathobiology of Human Disease

  • Encyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems covers more than 200 topics within the themes of food systems and people, global agriculture and the environment, the science of agriculture, agricultural products, and agricultural production systems.
  • Encyclopedia of Food Microbiology (Second Edition) covers genomics, food safety, DNA sequencing, E. coli, history of food microbiology, preservatives, irradiation of food, biophysical techniques, biosensors, genetic engineering, and more.
  • Encyclopedia of Food Safety provides international expert information on food safety, nutrition, food science and technology, foodborne diseases, and hazards.
  • Brenner's Encyclopedia of Genetics (Second Edition) provides an overview of the genetics of organisms (bacteria, phages, fungi, plants, animals, humans) and includes relevant topics in biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, evolution, and disease.
  • Encyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences (Second Edition) offers an overview of neurological sciences, with entries covering the anatomy, physiology, endocrinology, genetics, toxicology, immunology, pathology, and development of the brain.
  • Pathobiology of Human Disease covers structure and function of human tissues, molecular pathology, cell biology, genetics, and molecular biology, and includes text, images, movies, and animations.

Feb 18, 2015 | Categories: News, Resource update | Becky Miller

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