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CRCnetBASE downtime March 1

CRC Press posted the following announcement on CRCnetBASE about a planned downtime: "CRCnetBASE will undergo essential maintenance on Saturday 1st March for a period of up to 16 hours. During this time the site will not be available to users and we apologize for any inconvenience caused. Users will not be able to access content on the site from 11:00 EST through the end of the maintenance period."

Feb 28, 2014 | Categories: Problems & Down Time | bquigley

PsycINFO: A database of the mind and more

Searching on topics related to psychiatry, animal behavior, or neuroscience?

Complement your PubMed and Embase searches with PsycINFO.

Developed by the American Psychological Association, PsycINFO indexes over 1300 journals, conference proceedings, books, reports, and dissertations in psychology and is enriched with literature from psychiatry, education, business, medicine, nursing, pharmacology, law, linguistics, and social work.

Feb 21, 2014 | Categories: Featured Resource | jloo

Later hours at the Engineering Library start March 2

Beginning March 2, the Engineering Library will be extending its hours to include later hours as a pilot project through Spring 2015. During the pilot, the hours for the Spring and Fall semesters will be:

  • Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-midnight
  • Friday: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Saturday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1 p.m.-11 p.m.

Please note the new opening hour and consult the Library Hours page to check the hours for particular days. The library will evaluate usage during the pilot to determine whether the extended hours will be continued past Spring 2015. We thank the College of Engineering for providing funding for this pilot project, and the entire office of ASUC Senator Quinn Z Shen, Thiagu Sezhian, and Byran Yang for proposing the idea and gathering student support for it.

Feb 20, 2014 | Categories: News & Events | bquigley

ProQuest and RefWorks downtime February 15

ProQuest will be unavailable from 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 15 until 3 a.m. on Sunday, February 16 due to scheduled maintenance. RefWorks will also be unavailable at times.

This outage will affect a number of our databases including the following:

  • Agricola
  • Dissertations and Theses (Dissertation Abstracts)
  • Earthquake Engineering Abstracts
  • Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management
  • GeoRef
  • Historical Newspapers
  • PAIS International
  • PsycInfo
  • Sociological Abstracts
Feb 15, 2014 | Categories: Problems & Down Time | bquigley

Web of Knowledge interface changes

Web of Science

Web of Knowledge databases including Web of Science, BIOSIS Previews, CAB Abstracts and Global Health, Data Citation Index, Inspec, and Zoological Record deployed a new user interface beginning January 12, 2014. Among the changes:

  • The default search page now features a single search box for the Topic field; as before, the field can be changed and search boxes for additional fields can be added
  • Web of Science cited reference searches must now be selected from a drop-down menu above the search box
  • The UC-eLinks icon to access full text is now found under a button labelled "Full Text" on the search results and article record pages
  • Search details are visible after clicking on a link labelled "More" under the "You searched for" heading on the search results page
  • An "Add to Marked List" button replaces the former icon on the search results page
  • A "Create Citation Alert" link and icon replace the former button on article pages

Video tutorials on specific features of the new interface can be viewed here:

Live online trainings occur monthly. This month they begin Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 11 am PST. The trainings are free, but advance registration is required:

Quick Reference Cards and factsheets for many Web of Knowledge resources can be downloaded here:

You can always contact a UC Berkeley librarian with your questions:

Feb 10, 2014 | Categories: News & Events, Tips & Updates, Workshops | esmith

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