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Learn How To...Find Items in Libraries Around the World

You?re writing a major research project, and you need everything on your topic. How can you find out about books, dissertations, and other items that aren?t owned by any of the UC libraries? This three-minute Flash tutorial on using Worldcat.org shows you how to search this free online database to find books and other items in libraries all around the world.

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Nov 21, 2007 | Categories: Library News | kmunro

Learn How To...Do a Better Search in Melvyl

You need books for your research paper, but your Melvyl searches are bringing back hundreds of titles, and none of them are quite right. What to do? This five-minute Flash tutorial on using Library of Congress subject headings in Melvyl shows you how to quickly pull the most relevant hits from your Melvyl search. Use your time for reading, not searching!

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Nov 20, 2007 | Categories: Library News | kmunro

GLADIS and proxy server downtime

GLADIS, the command-line telnet version of the UC Berkeley library catalog, will be down for maintenance from 6am to 7am on Wednesday, November 21. During this time, the Pathfinder and Melvyl catalogs will still be operating, but the following will be unavailable:

Availability information for UCB items.
Melvyl's Request function (for UCB patrons).
BAKER, NRLF, and Stanford Request functions in Pathfinder.
Interlibrary Service request through the library website.
Library proxy server for off-campus access to electronic resources (though these should still be available through VPN).


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Nov 20, 2007 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Thanksgiving holiday

Many of the Cal libraries will close early on Wednesday, November 21. All will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 22 and 23. Some will also be closed on the weekend.

Library hours

Nov 20, 2007 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Transportation Library closed Nov. 27

The Institute of Transportation Studies Library will be closed on Tuesday, November 27.

Nov 19, 2007 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

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