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MIT Press ebooks in computer science and engineering via IEEE Xplore

The MIT Press eBooks Library: The Computing & Engineering Collection is now available via IEEE Xplore. The collection includes more than 450 titles from 1943 to the present in the fields of computer science and engineering technologies, including artificial intelligence, information theory, computer programming, information technology, and electrical engineering.

Links to individual ebooks will eventually appear in OskiCat and Melvyl.

May 31, 2013 | Categories: New Resources | bquigley

Library website downtime June 1

Due to needed maintenance, the Library website will be unavailable for up to 1-3 hours starting at 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 1. OskiCat, Melvyl, article databases, digital collections, and the proxy server will still be available.

May 30, 2013 | Categories: Problems & Down Time | bquigley

Embase Classic (1947-1973 citations) Now Available

We are happy to announce that the library now provides access to Embase Classic, consisting of over 1.8 million older (1947-1973; a small number of pre-1947 citations are also included) citations in Embase. All Embase searches will automatically include these older citations, as well as the 1974 to present citations, unless you specifically exclude them, which can be done in 2 ways:

  • Adding a date range limit to your search;
  • UN-checking "Embase Classic" on the advanced search screen


Embase, including Embase Classic, is a primary resources for evidence-based medical research. Coverage is especially strong in drug, pharmaceutical, and toxicological research including economic evaluations. More details on Embase Classic:

As always to locate full-text articles, please click on the UC-eLinks icon.

If you have any questions, please let us know!

May 16, 2013 | Categories: New Resources | msholinb

San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment

ScienceInsider has an interesting article about the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) posted online today. The declaration recommends that institutions and agencies "not use journal-based metrics, such as Journal Impact Factors, as a surrogate measure of the quality of individual research articles, to assess an individual scientist's contributions, or in hiring, promotion, or funding decisions." The declaration also has specific recommendations for funding agencies, institutions, publishers, organizations that supply metrics, and researchers.

Here is the ScienceInsider article: In 'Insurrection,' Scientists, Editors Call for Abandoning Journal Impact Factors.

May 16, 2013 | Categories: Scholarly Communication | bquigley

SIAM ebooks

SIAM ebooks interface

SIAM ebooks are a great resource available to the UC Berkeley community. We have access to over 400 titles published from 1971-2013. They cover many areas of applied mathematics and computational science. New ebooks will be cataloged in OskiCat as they are published.

May 14, 2013 | Categories: Featured Resource | bquigley

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