The Institute of Governmental Studies has released guides to the six ballot measures on the November 4 California General Election ballot on the California Choices website.
In addition to voter resources and in-depth analyses of the propositions, the site features a page where you can compare endorsements from political parties, unions, newspapers, and other organizations, and share how you are voting with friends and family via email or Facebook.
California Choices is a collaborative effort by the Institute of Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley, the nonpartisan nonprofit organization Next 10, and several other academic partners.
The fall 2014 issue of Fiat Lux, the Library's newsletter, is now available online. You will find in it a story about librarian Jim Church; highlights from the past year; and the 2013-14 honor roll of donors. Enjoy!
Undergraduates -- get help focusing your research topic and finding the best sources for your assignment or paper. Book a 30-minute appointment with an expert librarian. Specializing in humanities and social sciences topics, this service will help you do superlative research. As one grateful student wrote, "Great service! The librarian walked me through many databases, showed me how to use them, and also gave me tips to make things easier."
Doe Library's Brown Gallery is now showcasing a new exhibit, titled "Birds Do It, Bees Do It: A Century of Sex (Mis)Education in the USA." Drop by to check out this fascinating array of materials, and visit the online exhibit too!
The UC Berkeley Interlibrary Services Department is now partnering with peer international institutions such as University of Edinburgh and Munich's Bayerische Staatsbibliothek to share library resources. This pilot program, available to support the research needs of faculty and graduate students, expands the service beyond the photocopies that were available previously. Patrons can submit their requests using the Request button in Melvyl. The pilot program, which is free, will last through the summer of 2015.
Questions? Phone the Interlibrary Service Department at (510) 642-7365.