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New electronic resources: geodata, animal life, historic maps

Among the additions to electronic resources over the last month are:

--GeoData@UC Berkeley: The Library's geoportal to geospatial data
--Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia: did you know it's pronounced kind of like "chimmix"?
--Old Maps Online: a gateway to, well, old maps online

A complete list of additions, changes and deletions in the last month is here.

Sep 06, 2012 | Categories: Library News | dmoore

Universal Return debuts

Thanks to this new service, Library users are now able to return most circulating materials to any library location, and are no longer required to walk each item back to the owning library. Exceptions to Universal Return include the following:
--course reserves
--interlibrary loan materials must be returned to ILL in Doe 133
--non-book items such as maps, music scores, and media must be returned to owning library
--Law Library items must be returned there.
This long-desired Universal Return service should simplify returns for library users. Read more

Aug 27, 2012 | Categories: Library News | dmoore

2012-13 Story Hour: Readings at the Library

The full 2012-13 schedule for Story Hour in the Library has been posted. Rebecca Solnit, David Shields, and Joyce Carol Oates are among the renowned writers who will be reading in this year's lineup. All readings take place in the Morrison Library.

Aug 15, 2012 | Categories: Library News | dmoore

New electronic resources: cleantech, Sunday Times, psychological tests, and more

 

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

ADDED since last update (partial list):
Cleantech i3: Data and profiles on the cleantech industry (userid/password required)
19th Century British Pamphlets: from colonial affairs to social reform in the 19th century
PsycTESTS: psychological tests, measures, surveys, etc.
Sunday Times Digital Archive, 1822-2006: 180 years of the British Sunday broadsheet

CHANGES since last update:
Times Digital Archive: coverage now up to 2006 (upgrade courtesy of CDL)

 

Aug 02, 2012 | Categories: Library News | dmoore

LBNL joins OskiCat family

As of July 30th, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's library is searchable through OskiCat, with over 17,000 records loaded from LBNL's catalog. Find out how patrons up or down the hill are now able to request and borrow materials from both collections, who is doing what, and more.

Jul 30, 2012 | Categories: Library News | dmoore

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