The Cochrane Library, a resource for high-quality independent evidence for health care decision making, will be unavailable for up to 12 hours starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 13.
The SAE Digital Library is now available to the UC Berkeley community. Our access to the Digital Library includes full text of SAE Technical Papers from 1998 to the present and full text of journal papers from the SAE International Journals from 2011 to present. The Digital Library also indexes other automotive-related journals and the SAE Ground Vehicle Standards, but full text of these papers is not included in our subscription.
If you need technical papers published before 1998, please contact the Engineering Library for access.
Due to construction activities, the Public Health Library will be closed Saturday, April 13. The library will be open Sunday 1-5 p.m. as usual.
CRC Press announces the 100th anniversary of the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics.
"The Handbook reaches beyond chemistry and physics to provide organized, easy-to-use and a seemingly infinite number of charts and graphs on everything science-related. There is physical and/or chemical data useful to every scientific discipline" (CRC Press).
"People who have interviewed me have commented on the extensive knowledge that I have about the properties of substances ... I attribute this knowledge in part to the fact that I possessed the Rubber Handbook ..."
- Linus Pauling
"I fell in love with it straightaway ... for its tables were so full of information that I thought of it as containing the whole universe between its covers."
- Oliver Sacks
The Smithsonian Astophysical Observatory/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) is 20 years old this spring. It is operated by SAO under a NASA grant.
In 1993, the ADS Astract Service launched online with 160K of records for 200 users; 20 years later there are 57 million citations for over 10 million users.
Today, the ADS is a digital library portal for astronomical research in three bibliographic databases: Astronomy & Astrophysics, Physics and arXiv e-prints. The ADS provides access to citations, full-text scans, with links to data catalogs and archives. This central discovery engine is used everyday by millions.