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Now Available from the Library: Scopus! (Trainings coming later this month...)

We are happy to announce that the California Digital Library has purchased a one-year trial to Scopus, a large abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and more, with smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research.


Scopus contains over 50 million records in all disciplines, with more than half the content originating from outside North America.

  • Indexes over 21,000 journals, conference proceedings, trade publications, and book series in sciences, technology, medicine, arts, humanities, and social sciences
  • Includes over 5.3 million conference papers
  • Includes 100% of the Medline database
  • Has more than 23 million patents from 5 patent offices
  • Includes citations back to 1823
  • Cited references available from 1996 forward

Use the Journal Analyzer tool to compare journals on a variety of parameters:

  • scientific prestige (SJR)
  • citation impact (SNIP)
  • number of times a journal has been cited
  • number of articles published per year
  • percent of articles not cited per year
  • percent of published articles that are reviews

Scopus also integrates with Embase: Records in Embase with citing articles will have a link to open Scopus so one can view the citing articles. Also, Scopus is considered an essential database to search when conducting systematic reviews

The Sheldon Margen Public Health Library is sponsoring a drop-in hands-on Scopus training on Tuesday Feb. 25, 2014 from 11am to 12pm at the Bioscience Library Training Room, VLSB. Come try it out! No registration required. Use the training room PCs or bring your own laptop.

In addition, representatives from Scopus will conduct a demonstration, also in the Bioscience Library Training Room, on Thursday Feb. 27 from 11-12. Again, no pre-registration required.

» Scopus Training Videos

UC-wide access to Scopus ends on December 31, 2014; at that time each campus will decide whether or not to subscribe.

Feb 07, 2014 | Categories: New Resources, Workshops | msholinb

Updated: ACS temporary access problems resolved

We are currently experiencing problems with our access to American Chemical Society online journals and publications. You may not be able to access articles to which we subscribe for the time being. The problem has been reported, and we will update this post when it is resolved.

Update: The access problems have been resolved. You may need to clear your cache and/or reload pages for your access to be recognized.

Jan 14, 2014 | Categories: Problems & Down Time | bquigley

Volunteer for usability testing

The UC Berkeley Library is launching a new website and wants your thoughts!

We are looking for undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and lecturers to sit down with us for 30 minutes of user testing at Doe Library. Volunteers get a $15 gift card to FSM Cafe in return for their time. If you are interested and are available between January 21 - January 31, please contact Lisa Ngo at lngo[at]berkeley.edu.

Jan 09, 2014 | Categories: New Resources | lngo

Intersession hours and winter closure

As part of the campus winter holiday closure, all of the UC Berkeley libraries will be closed starting Saturday, December 21, 2013. Several libraries reopen on Thursday, January 2, 2014, but most libraries will not be open until Monday, January 6. Here are the winter closure dates and intersession hours for the science libraries:

Bioscience and Natural Resources Library: 9am-5pm Monday-Friday; closed Dec. 21-Jan. 1

Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Library: 9am-5pm Monday-Friday; closed Dec. 21-Jan. 5

Earth Sciences and Map Library: 9am-5pm Monday-Friday; closed Dec. 21-Jan. 5

Engineering Library: 9am-5pm Monday-Friday; closed Dec. 21-Jan. 1

Mathematics Statistics Library: 11am-5pm Monday-Friday; closed Dec. 21-Jan. 5

Optometry and Health Sciences Library: 1pm-5pm Monday-Friday; closed Dec. 21-Jan. 5

Physics-Astronomy Library: 11am-5pm Monday-Friday; closed Dec. 21-Jan. 5

Public Health Library: 10am-5pm Monday-Friday; closed Dec. 21-Jan. 5

Please consult the Library Hours page to check the hours for all libraries.

Dec 20, 2013 | Categories: News & Events | bquigley

Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Library closing early Dec 16-19

Due to essential overnight maintenance work, the Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Library will be closing an hour early at 6 p.m. on Monday-Thursday next week, December 16-19. We will close at 5 p.m. as usual on Friday, December 20. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Dec 13, 2013 | Categories: News & Events, Problems & Down Time | bquigley

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