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Library closures during Thanksgiving

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.

Nov 22, 2011 | Categories: News & Events | jbolstad

Melvyl and OCLC downtime on November 19-20

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.

Nov 17, 2011 | Categories: Problems & Down Time | jbolstad

OskiCat and proxy server downtime on 11/19

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:

  • OskiCat, the UC Berkeley library catalog (including searching, request, and renewal functions).
  • UCB call number and availability information in Melvyl.
  • The library proxy server for accessing licensed electronic resources (VPN will still work).

Other than that, our website will not be affected.

Nov 17, 2011 | Categories: Problems & Down Time | bquigley

ITS Library closing early 11/16 and 11/17

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.

Nov 17, 2011 | Categories: News & Events | bquigley

PAIS International and PAIS Archive


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 Business
o Economics
o Education
o Energy resources and policy
o Environment
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
o Trade
o Transportation

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.

Nov 10, 2011 | Categories: Featured Resource | jbolstad

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