Several of the UCB libraries will be closing early on Wednesday, 11/23 and will remain closed throughout Thanksgiving weekend. All libraries will reopen on Monday, 11/28. For specific libraries and hours, please check our web site.
All services provided by OCLC (Melvyl catalog, FirstSearch databases, etc.) will be unavailable during system maintenance from 10pm on Saturday November 19 through 5am on Sunday November 20.
For a list of the databases affected, search "OCLC" here.
The following services will be unavailable from midnight through as late as 4:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 19, while we perform scheduled maintenance:
Other than that, our website will not be affected.
The Institute of Transportation Studies Library will be closing at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 16 and at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 17.
The ITS Library will resume normal Fall Semester hours, Tuesday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 18.
The PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service) International and PAIS Archive (1937-present) database, covers literature on various topics, such as:
o Agriculture, forestry and fishing
o Banking and finance
o Energy resources and policy
o Health planning
o Health policy
o Health services
o Human rights
o International relations
o Labor conditions and policy
o Law and ethics
o Population and demographics
o Public health
o Public policy
o Public administration and government
o Science and technology
The database is updated monthly and indexes journal articles, books, statistical directories, conference reports, and government reports from over 120 countries, primarily in English with some published in French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. As of October 2011, there are over 661,401 records in this database.