After consulting with all the contributing campuses, the California Digital Library has cancelled the article index, Applied Science Fulltext. It indexes more than 400 English language journals, magazines, and trade publications in aeronautics, civil engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, fire and fire prevention, mathematics, mechanical engineering, metallurgy, robotics, space science, and textiles.
In addition to budgetary pressures, the reasons include falling usage and that much of the content is available via other article indexes. To find general science articles and access technical trade publications, use Academic Search Complete. For environmental science topics, use Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management.
Access to Applied Science Fulltext will end on June 30, 2009.
Every summer, the Library and the Office of Educational Development send new freshmen a list of books suggested by faculty and staff from across campus. This year they have selected Best Books about Science as the topic to coincide with the Year of Science 2009. We hope you might find here an interesting book to enjoy this summer.
The Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Library will be closed Wednesday, May 27-Friday, May 29 to prepare for a major renovation project. It will reopen June 1 though the mezzanine level will not be accessible until June 5.
The libraries have released a video preview of OskiCat, our new library catalog, coming this summer. Finding items in the UC Berkeley Libraries is about to get easier ... watch the preview now to find out how.
While the science and engineering libraries will maintain their normal hours during finals, the Moffitt Library and Gardner Stacks will be open for a 24-hour study hall beginning at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, May 12. These extended hours run until 2 a.m. on Wednesday, May 20.