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Physics Department Colloquia

Did you know that webcasts of the weekly Physics Department Colloquia are hosted and preserved by the Library? Links to the weekly talks as well as the annual Oppenheimer and Segre lectures from 2007-present can be found on the Physics Department's Colloquia and Webcasts page. Earlier talks are cataloged in Oskicat.

NOTE: The older webcasts are provided as QuickTime files. To view a webcast, download the free QuickTime Player software from the Apple website then click on the colloquium you would like to view.

Apr 07, 2014 | Categories: Featured Resource | steplitz

Springer Biomedical and Life Sciences Book Archive


The science libraries of UC Berkeley have recently purchased the Springer Biomedical and Life Sciences Book Archive, more than 7,500 e-book titles whose original copyrights date from 1910 through 2004. The collection includes books in the subject areas of agriculture, biochemistry, cell biology, ecology, evolutionary biology, forestry, microbiology, neuroscience, plant sciences, and soil science, among others.

These e-books join the more than 20,000 previously purchased Springer Book Archive e-book titles in five additional subject collections:

  • Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Physics and Astronomy

Springer eBooks are available as cross-platform-compatible PDFs at both book and chapter level. Springer also offers the MyCopy print on demand option for most English-language titles.

The books can be accessed by searching Oskicat, or by searching or browsing the Springer e-book website.

Mar 20, 2014 | Categories: News & Events, New Resources | esmith

LandScan 2012 now available

UCB patrons can now access the 2012 LandScan data through EastView Cartographic?s web interface. Oak Ridge National Laboratory produces the annual LandScan datasets through population modeling algorithms, creating a roughly 1km resolution global population distribution map. The LandScan Global Archive data is available for the years from 2000 to 2012. The data can be explored directly through EastView's web map interface. Alternatively, you can download datasets by country or through a user-defined custom area for use in a GIS program.

LandScan 2012

Mar 19, 2014 | Categories: New Resources | spowell

UC access to 2014 Elsevier ebooks!

The California Digital Library has recently purchased 2014 Elsevier ebooks, providing access to all the UCs. This collection includes ebooks in many disciplines, and they will be released through 2014. Also throughout 2014, these titles will appear in the library catalogs, OskiCat and Melvyl.

A complete listing of all books is here:, and until these are in the library catalog, you may access them via the links here:

The collection spans multiple subject collections published under well-known imprints within science, technology, and health sciences disciplines - including Academic Press, North-Holland, Pergamon, Mosby, W.B. Saunders and Butterworth-Heinemann. Collections also include new titles in food science and social sciences from the recent acquisition of Woodhead Publishing and plastics engineering titles through a partnership with Hanser Publications. The ebooks are available with no DRM restrictions and are integrated with Elsevier journals on the Science Direct platform.

Mar 14, 2014 | Categories: New Resources | msholinb

Henry Stewart Talks

The Henry Stewart Talks are a collection of over 1500 online lectures and seminars, many by UC Berkeley Faculty; covering biochemistry, cancer, cell biology, drug discovery, genetics, immunology, microbiology and more.

UC Berkeley can access the - Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection.

How To Cite a Talk: (sample)
Kornberg, R. (2007), "Chromatin and Transcription", in Tsonis, P. (ed.), From DNA to Proteins: The Multiple Levels of Regulation, The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection, Henry Stewart Talks Ltd, London (online at


Mar 13, 2014 | Categories: New Resources | skoskinen

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