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Summer hours for the Earth Sciences and Map Library

Our summer hours begin on Monday, May 20. The Earth Sciences and Map Library will be open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday during the summer.

Please remember that the Circulation Desk closes 15 minutes before the library, so there are no checkouts or returns after 4:45pm during the summer.

Upcoming holidays include:
Memorial Day, Monday, May 27: Closed
Independence Day, Thursday, July 4: Closed

May 17, 2013 | Categories: Hours | bquigley

Meteorological & Geoastrophysical Abstracts

The Library has decided to license Meteorological & Geoastrophysical Abstracts (MGA) for a one-year pilot. MGA is a database produced by the American Meteorological Society that includes citations and abstracts for journal articles, conference papers, books, and technical reports on meteorology, climatology, atmospheric chemistry and physics, glaciology, and more. Coverage is from 1974 to the present and about 850 new records are added every month.

Use the proxy server or VPN to access MGA off-campus. Use UC-eLinks to get full text of articles.

We are interested in your feedback, so give it a try and let your subject librarian know what you think.

Apr 26, 2013 | Categories: New Acquisitions | bquigley

Library website downtime April 19

The Library website will be unavailable for up to 1-3 hours starting at 11 p.m. on Friday, April 19 for scheduled maintenance. This will affect the entire library website including subject library pages, course guides, and blogs. The following will still work if you have links to them:

  • OskiCat
  • Melvyl
  • Article databases and other licensed resources
  • Proxy server and VPN
Apr 17, 2013 | Categories: News & Updates | bquigley

NACIS student mapping competitions

The North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS) offers two student mapping competitions at their annual conference each year:

All students enrolled in a certificate, undergraduate, or graduate program who have not already won top prize are eligible to enter. The deadline to submit to the Student Dynamic Mapping Competition or register for the Student Map and Poster Competition is September 13, 2013. The annual conference will be held in Greenville, SC from October 9-11 this year.

Apr 17, 2013 | Categories: News & Updates | bquigley

More ways to find USGS topopgraphic maps online

In addition to the USGS Map Locator, there are now two more ways to find current US Topo and historic USGS topographic maps online.

US Topo and Historical Topographic Map Collection:

Screenshot of US Topo and HIstorical Topographic Map search interface

Text search by map name. If you know the quad name for your area of interest, you can search for all current and historical editions of that map at all scales.


Screenshot of TopoView map search interface

Geographic search by location. You can find all historical topographic maps for any U.S. location at all scales.

Apr 12, 2013 | Categories: News & Updates, How To:, Web resources | bquigley

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