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ACS Symposium Series (e-books)

Developed from the American Chemical Society technical divisions? symposia, these peer-reviewed books cover a broad range of topics including agricultural and food chemistry, cellulose and renewable materials, chemical education, organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, materials, and many others.

Online access available from 1974 (volume 1) to 2012.

Aug 03, 2012 | Categories: Featured Resource | jloo

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia online

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia

For decades researchers have turned to Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia for concise accounts of thousands of species, including information on evolution and systematics, physical characteristics, distribution, habitat, behavior, feeding ecology and diet, reproductive biology, conservation status and significance to humans.

The online version of Grzimek's (pronounced "Chimmek's") includes all the content of the print version, but with enhanced searching and browsing features. Species information can be browsed by order and family following the organization of the print encyclopedia (volumes cover Lower Metazoans and Lesser Deuterostomes, Protostomes, Insects, Fishes, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds and Mammals). Species can also be looked up in the linked cumulative index, or searched by scientific or common name and keyword. Online content can be viewed as HTML or PDFs, and can be saved, downloaded or printed. For each volume there is a linked list of illustrations, and every HTML page includes a link to the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary for looking up unfamiliar terms.

Jul 23, 2012 | Categories: New Resources, Featured Resource | esmith

New ebooks in the Synthesis Digital Library series

Synthesis Digital Library Update for June 2012

Jul 19, 2012 | Categories: New Resources | jmckenzie

Melvyl Request and My ILL unavailable this weekend

The Request feature will be unavailable in Melvyl and UC-eLinks from 5:00 p.m. Friday, July 13 through 8:00 a.m. Monday, July 16 during migration of our interlibrary loan (ILL) systems to new servers. My ILL, where you can view the status of your current ILL requests, will also be unavailable. If you need to make an interlibrary borrowing request over the weekend, please use the UC Berkeley interlibrary request forms.

Jul 10, 2012 | Categories: Problems & Down Time | bquigley

ProQuest downtime June 30-July 1

Research databases on the new ProQuest platform will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance from Saturday, June 30, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. to Sunday, July 1, 2012 at 7:00 a.m.

This outage will affect a number of our databases including the following (partial list):

  • Agricola
  • Dissertations and Theses (Dissertation Abstracts)
  • Earthquake Engineering Abstracts
  • Environmental Science and Pollution Management
  • ERIC via ProQuest
  • GeoRef
  • Historical Newspapers
  • Oceanic Abstracts
  • PAIS International
  • PsycInfo
  • Sociological Abstracts

Access to these databases on the legacy ProQuest and CSA Illumina platforms will not be affected. These legacy platforms will continue to be available until August 1, 2012.

Jun 28, 2012 | Categories: Problems & Down Time | bquigley

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