HathiTrust digitized books in OskiCat

You may have noticed a lot more online books in OskiCat recently. The library has begun loading HathiTrust records for digitized versions of public domain items into our catalog.

When the project is complete, there will be over a million new records in OskiCat. You can limit a search to these by combining "hathitrust" with some other keyword(s), such as: hathitrust education or hathitrust school desegregation.

Public domain means that the items are not protected by copyright. U.S. government documents and works published before 1923 are examples of items in the public domain. All users can view the full-text of these books online. UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and students can download the whole book (PDF) by logging in with your CalNet ID.

This service is possible because the University of California libraries are partners in HathiTrust (pronounced "hah-tee"), a national project to create a shared archive of books scanned into electronic format.

Jun 18, 2012 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

New Digital Audio Collection: American Women Making History and Culture

The UC Berkeley Media Resources Center and the Pacifica Radio Archives are developing a new online audio collection devoted to women's history.  These recordings include interviews, panel discussions, literary and musical performances, news coverage, and other programing broadcast on various Pacifica affiliates (including Berkeley's KPFA) between the mid-1950s and the 1980s.

The first 26 sound recording files are now available for listening.  More will be added over time.

Listening to these files requires the free Real audio player.

Jun 06, 2012 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

VPN now available for some Android devices

Users of some Android devices can now use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) app to access journal article databases and other licensed resources from off campus.  Because Android currently does not work with proxy servers, VPN is the only way to access licensed resources on these devices.

There are many different Android devices and variants of the operating system. As of June 2012, versions of the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client app (the only one supported by UC Berkeley Information Services and Technology) are available for some of these, but not all.

For more information, see our Instructions for Android page.

Jun 05, 2012 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

New electronic resources: public opinion polls, popular magazines 1740-1940, Arabic & Islamic encyclopedias

The library subscribes to more than 1000 premium online information sources. To learn more about what we've added in the last month, see our list of new resources.

ADDED since last update

DELETED since last update

CHANGES since last update

  • all CSA/Illumina databases now on the new ProQuest platform
  • all ProQuest databases now on the new ProQuest platform

To find out more about any of our electronic resources, search its title here.

Jun 01, 2012 | Categories: Library News | dmoore

Resources for June 5 election

The Institute of Governmental Studies has released guides to the two ballot measures on the June 5 California Primary Election ballot on the California Choices website at:

In addition to voter resources and in-depth analyses of the propositions, the site features a View Endorsements and Share Your Vote 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 the Department of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego.

May 31, 2012 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

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