Beginning March 2, the Engineering Library will be extending its hours to include later hours as a pilot project through Spring 2015. During the pilot, the hours for the Spring and Fall semesters will be:
Please note the new opening hour and consult the Library Hours page to check the hours for particular days. The library will evaluate usage during the pilot to determine whether the extended hours will be continued past Spring 2015. We thank the College of Engineering for providing funding for this pilot project, and the entire office of ASUC Senator Quinn Z Shen, Thiagu Sezhian, and Byran Yang for proposing the idea and gathering student support for it.
ProQuest will be unavailable from 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 15 until 3 a.m. on Sunday, February 16 due to scheduled maintenance. RefWorks will also be unavailable at times.
This outage will affect a number of our databases including the following:
Web of Knowledge databases including Web of Science, BIOSIS Previews, CAB Abstracts and Global Health, Data Citation Index, Inspec, and Zoological Record deployed a new user interface beginning January 12, 2014. Among the changes:
Video tutorials on specific features of the new interface can be viewed here: http://wokinfo.com/training_support/training/web-of-science/
Live online trainings occur monthly. This month they begin Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 11 am PST. The trainings are free, but advance registration is required: http://wokinfo.com/training_support/training/
Quick Reference Cards and factsheets for many Web of Knowledge resources can be downloaded here: http://wokinfo.com/training_support/guidesfactsheets/
You can always contact a UC Berkeley librarian with your questions: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/Help/research_help.html
We are happy to announce that the California Digital Library has purchased a one-year trial to Scopus, a large abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and more, with smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research.
Scopus contains over 50 million records in all disciplines, with more than half the content originating from outside North America.
Use the Journal Analyzer tool to compare journals on a variety of parameters:
Scopus also integrates with Embase: Records in Embase with citing articles will have a link to open Scopus so one can view the citing articles. Also, Scopus is considered an essential database to search when conducting systematic reviews
The Sheldon Margen Public Health Library is sponsoring a drop-in hands-on Scopus training on Tuesday Feb. 25, 2014 from 11am to 12pm at the Bioscience Library Training Room, VLSB. Come try it out! No registration required. Use the training room PCs or bring your own laptop.
In addition, representatives from Scopus will conduct a demonstration, also in the Bioscience Library Training Room, on Thursday Feb. 27 from 11-12. Again, no pre-registration required.
UC-wide access to Scopus ends on December 31, 2014; at that time each campus will decide whether or not to subscribe.
We are currently experiencing problems with our access to American Chemical Society online journals and publications. You may not be able to access articles to which we subscribe for the time being. The problem has been reported, and we will update this post when it is resolved.
Update: The access problems have been resolved. You may need to clear your cache and/or reload pages for your access to be recognized.