Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 ... 46 >>

Opera in Video from Alexander Street Press on trial through 10/11/14

Opera in Video is a comprehensive collection of operatic performances covering the most commonly studied operas in music history, opera literature, and performance classes. The collection contains 500 hours of video comprising nearly 300 operatic works.

For more information about the content of this resource, visit this page.

We have a free trial to this resource through October 11, 2014.

Please send comments to John Shepard.

Sep 11, 2014 | Categories: Collection Development & Use | lpeterse

OpenEdition Freemium: currently on trial

Through next fall, the Library will have access to an extended trial to one of the most innovative research publishing models coming from Europe. Through a combination of open access (OA) and fee-based subscriptions, OpenEdition Freemium offers an infrastructure for electronic publishing dedicated to academic communication across the humanities and social sciences. OpenEdition is the umbrella portal for OpenEdition Books,, Hypotheses and Calenda -- four platforms dedicated to electronic resources in the humanities and social sciences. While most of the content is in French and freely available through OpenEdition, an institutional subscription would allow Berkeley to participate in an acquisitions policy that both supports sustainable development of OA and that respects the needs of teaching, research and learning communities: no DRM or download quotas are applied. Other advantages of an institutional subscription is that it would seamlessly integrate all OpenEdition ebooks and journals into our catalogs and bibliographic search tools while also benefitting from a full range of digital formats, some optimized specifically for e-readers, tablets, and smart phones. With the current database trial, UCB affiliates can access html, ePub, and PDF formats for 120 freemium journals and 140+ open access journals in in html. For OpenEdition Books, 64 ebooks and 57 OA ebooks also currently available in the same three formats.

OpenEdition is run by the Centre for Open Electronic Publishing (Cléo), a unit that brings together the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), the Université d'Aix-Marseille, the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) and the Université d'Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse.

Send comments, questions, and feedback to Claude Potts.

Jun 16, 2014 | Categories: Trials | lpeterse

ERF Update - January 2014

Current number of records in the ERF:  1109


ADDED since last update

DELETED since last update

  • Grant Forward (cancelled by campus)
  • ISI Emerging Markets (cancelled)
  • AGU Digital Library Books (cancelled)
  • Webster’s Unabridged (no longer available)

CHANGES since last update

  • World Telecommunication Indicators (now only available on CD-ROM in Data Lab)
May 30, 2014 | Categories: ERF Updates | lpeterse

ERF Update - May 2014

Current number of records in the ERF: 1088

ADDED since last update


  • Art Source. Covers a broad range of related subjects, from fine, decorative and commercial art, to various areas of architecture and architectural design.
  • British Online Archives. Multiple archival collections relating to the politics and history of Britain and its colonized territories.
  • Dictionary of American Regional English. Discover the full panoply of American regional words, phrases, and pronunciations with DARE.
  • Editoria Italiana Online (EIO). Full text collection of Italian e-books and e-journals, mostly in the humanities and social sciences.
  • Encyclopedia of Ancient History. Covers the entire ancient Mediterranean world, including the Near East and Egypt. Extensively illustrated with photographs, figures, and maps.
  • Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, 1947-1971. British Government documents on South Asia for the period between 1947 and 1971.
  • GeoScienceWorld. A portal to journals and conferences in the geosciences; integrated with GeoRef.
  • Getty Publications Virtual Library. Getty’s collection catalogues, translations of art historical research, exhibition catalogues, journals, and material on conservation published since 1966.
  • International Newsstand. Articles from hundreds of newspapers worldwide, plus reports from media monitoring organizations which include broadcast and wire service content. Article content is full text, displayed in ASCII format, not page-image.
  • Jewish Theater under Stalinism – Moscow. Sources on the history of Soviet culture and theater, Jewish avant-garde art, and the Kremlin's policy toward Jewish society and culture from 1919 until 1949.
  • Leo S. Olschki Collections. The publications of Italian publisher Leo S. Olschki are among the most widely held Italian publications across the Berkeley Library. This online collection comprises nearly 1,200 e-books in the social sciences and humanities and the complete backfiles to six journals.
  • OnePetro. Includes the full text of papers published by the Society of Petroleum Engineers, American Petroleum Institute, NACE International, ISOPE, and more.
  • Oxford Bibliographies Linguistics. A detailed guide to and expert commentary on linguistics scholarship.
  • Oxford Dictionary of Psychology. Authoritative definitions for terms used in all branches of psychology, including psychoanalysis, psychiatry, criminology, neuroscience, and statistics.
  • The Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR). Database of genetic and molecular biology data for the model higher plant Arabidopsis thaliana.
  • Verfasser-Datenbank. Articles on literary authors in the German-speaking world from the Middle Ages to the present.


DELETED since last update


  • In the First Person (no longer being updated)
  • World Registry of Dams (no longer free; we have opted not to subscribe)
  • Korean Studies Information Company (cancelled)
  • Korea AtoZ (cancelled)
  • World News Connection (no longer being updated; International Newsstand is our substitute)


May 30, 2014 | Categories: Collection Development & Use, ERF Updates | lpeterse

Library of Congress Subject Headings of Interest

March 2014

Library of Congress Subject Headings of Interest

Library of Congress Subject Headings can serve as social commentary, as historical milestones, or sometimes, as entertainment. Following are a few that have academic or everyday uses. We hope you enjoy them.


Backyard skating rinks  (May Subdivide Geographically)

Bad news  (May Subd Geog)

Ballet dancing for men  (May Subd Geog)

Bees in art

Endangered languages  (May Subd Geog)

Supervolcanoes  (May Subd Geog)


~ Jean Dickinson and Jane Rosario

Catalog & Metadata Services

Mar 19, 2014 | Categories: Collection Development & Use | abarone

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 ... 46 >>