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Wiley Online Library and Cochrane Library downtime on September 28

Wiley will be making upgrades to the Wiley Online Library and The Cochrane Library this Saturday, September 28, 2013, so these resources will be unavailable for approx. 4 hours between 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. There will also be some delays to online publishing between September 25-28.

Sep 26, 2013 | Categories: Problems & Down Time | bquigley

ProQuest downtime September 28

ProQuest databases will be unavailable from 7 p.m.-11:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 28 while they install new enhancements.

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
Sep 26, 2013 | Categories: Problems & Down Time | bquigley

Knovel University Challenge 2013

Image of the Knovel University Challenge entry page

The Knovel University Challenge 2013 has begun!

Use Knovel to correctly answer a series of science and engineering questions for a chance to win a Samsung Chromebook, Roku 3 Streaming Media Player, and other prizes. The contest runs September 9 through December 1, and it is open to registered students at universities (such as UC Berkeley) with a current subscription to Knovel. There are weekly chances to win as well as the grand prize drawing at the end.

The deadline to enter for the grand prize drawing is 11:59:59 pm EST on December 2, 2013. Please see the Rules & Prizes for more information.

Sep 17, 2013 | Categories: News & Events | bquigley

Improve your chemical information search - SciFinder Seminar, Oct 16

Graduate students, come attend the SciFinder Seminar and Demonstration with Dr. Kaushik Patel from the Chemical Abstracts Service of the American Chemical Society.

Seminar Abstract

October 16, 2013 (Wednesday)
11 am - 12 pm

Kresge Engineering Library
Training Room 110 MD
110 Bechtel Engineering Center (map)

Lunch provided after; please RSVP.

Sep 17, 2013 | Categories: News & Events, Workshops | jloo

PeerJ memberships now sponsored by UCB Libraries


The Fong Optometry and Health Sciences Library and the Koshland Bioscience & Natural Resources Library are now sponsoring basic lifetime memberships for Berkeley researchers to PeerJ, a peer-reviewed open access biological, medical and health sciences journal. When an article has been accepted for publication in PeerJ, the basic lifetime membership fees for all Berkeley authors will be paid automatically by the Libraries.

For more information, please see:

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