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Homecoming book and map sale October 6

Celebrate Homecoming by acquiring some good books and maps!

Date: Saturday, October 6
Time: 10:00 am to 2:30 pm

Book sale (303 Doe): Hunt for treasures in our selection of 3,000 books. Most are hardbound works from donated collections, covering virtually every subject collected by the University Library. Prices vary, but all are low. Don't miss this chance to add to your own library!

Map sale (190 Doe): Don't miss this special sale of nearly 3,000 duplicate and superseded maps priced at $1 each (or 25 maps for $20). The maps are mostly USGS topographic quadrangles, nautical and aeronautical charts, and a small assortment of other topographic, street, and tourist maps.

More tours and events can be found at the Homecoming 2012 website.

Oct 05, 2012 | Categories: News & Events | bquigley

International Open Access Week

International Open Access Week 2012 logo

The Library will be sponsoring a number of events during Open Access Week and all are invited to attend! There are two events of particular interest for faculty and researchers in the sciences:

More information about these events and other scholarly communication issues can be found on The Library's Scholarly Communication News at Berkeley blog.

Oct 05, 2012 | Categories: Featured Resource | bquigley

Embase database now available: 25 million citations strong

We are happy to announce that UC Berkeley campus users now have access to Embase, a biomedical and pharmacological database with over 25 million citations.

Comprised of the MEDLINE database (which is also in PubMed) and citations from over 2,000 unique-to-Embase journal titles, Embase has especially strong coverage in drug, pharmaceutical, and toxicological research, including economic evaluations.

Please see the original post on the Sheldon Margen Public Health Library News blog for more information.

Oct 01, 2012 | Categories: New Resources | bquigley

SCOAP3 edges closer to goal....

Moving toward its goal, SCOAP3, the Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics, announced article processing charges for twelve journals. CERN and the publishers also announced that all articles in high-energy physics would be open access from 2014, in return for a yearly fee paid by the publishers & library partners.

Visit SCOAP3 at CERN for more information.
Sep 26, 2012 | Categories: Scholarly Communication | skoskinen

Water Resources Collections and Archives

WRCA image

The Water Resources Collections and Archives (WRCA) is a unique library that collects contemporary and historic materials on all aspects of water resources. This collection was formerly named Water Resources Center Archives, located at UC Berkeley. It is now located at UC Riverside and CSU San Bernardino; its collections remain available to researchers around the world.

The WRCA's collection guides and digitized images can be found in the Online Archive of California. Print materials can be found and requested using Melvyl, the UC Libraries catalog.

Sep 14, 2012 | Categories: Featured Resource | lngo

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