Fair Use Week

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Fair Use Week - a celebration of the role that limiting copyright plays to promote innovation in science, arts, and other fields - is sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL).  This year Fair Use Week occurs February 23 to February 27, 2015.

Fair Use is particularly important in academic settings where students, faculty, and researchers are able to legally incorporate copyrighted materials, without permission from the author (but with appropriate attribution, of course) in slide shows, book reviews, and classroom lectures.

To learn more about when Fair Use allows you to use copyrighted material without permission from the copyright holder, check out:

*Post contributed by Margaret Phillips, Education and Gender & Women's Studies Librarian

Feb 23, 2015 | Categories: Featured News | agorden

New Databases in Humanities and in International and Area Studies

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The Library is happy to announce the addition of a number of major databases to our digital collections. This post is the first in a series highlighting important additions to our online resources. Below we focus on just a few of our newest collections in the humanities and international area studies.

We invite you to peruse a more complete list of our newest databases as well. These purchases were made possible in large part with new library funding that resulted from the Commission on the Future of the UC Berkeley Library charged under EVCP George Breslauer and Chair, Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate, Elizabeth Deakin. For more information, read the Commission Report and Response.

The Loeb Classical Library collects important works of Greek and Latin literature alongside their English translations, and includes epic and lyric poetry, tragedy and comedy, history, travel, philosophy, and much more.

Krokodil (Russian for "Crocodile") was a satirical magazine published in the Soviet Union. Founded in 1922, it was first published as a supplement for Rabochaia Gazeta. Although political satire was dangerous during much of the Soviet period, Krokodil was given considerable license to lampoon political figures and events

South Asia Archive is a digital platform for culturally and historically significant literary material produced from within - and about - the Indian subcontinent. The archive contains millions of pages of digitized primary and secondary material in a mix of English and vernacular languages dating back to the start of the eighteenth century, up to the mid-twentieth century.

British Periodicals (ProQuest) provides access to the full-text of hundreds of periodicals from the late seventeenth century to the early twentieth, comprising millions of high-resolution facsimile page images. Topics covered include literature, philosophy, history, science, the social sciences, music, art, drama, archaeology and architecture.

Feb 23, 2015 | Categories: Featured News | Iris Wu

Introducing the PubAg Search Engine

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The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Agricultural Library (NAL) recently introduced a new search engine for finding USDA published research, PubAg. Learn about food safety, nutrition, agricultural production, and more. PubAg is free to the public and designed to be easy to use. For more information about PubAg, read the full article from the Bioscience & Natural Resource Library .

Feb 19, 2015 | Categories: Featured News | Iris Wu

Citation Management Workshops

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No one enjoys punctuating and formatting endless lines of text, and long lists of sources can get unwieldy.  But the process doesn't have to be painful.  All you need is a strategy.  Check out the workshops on citation management happening on Thursday, February 26.

Librarian Jeffery Loo will give students a brief introduction to how using free online tools like EndNote, Zotero, Evernote and Mendeley can make the research process go more smoothly. Show up in the Engineering Library at 11am for the Citation Management and Productivity Tools workshop.

The D-Lab will host another workshop that day at noon in Barrows Hall.  Reference Management with Zotero will focus on Zotero, a powerful open-source reference management tool. Librarian David Eifler will demonstrate key Zotero features such as importing and creating new references, managing references, inserting citations into a manuscript, and formatting bibliographies. The demonstration will be followed by a question and answer session.

Citation Management and Productivity Tools Workshop:

When: Thu, February 26, 2015 - 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Where: Bechtel Engineering Center, Engineering Library Training Room

This is a drop-in session. No registration is required.

Reference Management with Zotero:

When: Thu, February 26, 2015 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Where: D-Lab: Convening Room (356 Barrows Hall)

Feb 19, 2015 | Categories: Featured News | Iris Wu

Maps and More: Panama-Pacific Exposition

Maps and More is a monthly collections show-and-tell at the Earth Sciences and Map Library, 50 McCone Hall. For the February edition of Maps and More we'll be looking at maps from the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco. The exposition celebrated the Panama Canal's completion and was an opportunity to showcase the city's recovery from the 1906 earthquake. The 77km Panama ship canal that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean was one of the greatest engineering feats of the 20th century and stimulated international maritime commerce.

  • Maps & More: Panama-Pacific Exposition
  • Friday, Feb 20 11am-noon
  • Earth Sciences and Map Library (50 McCone Hall)
Feb 18, 2015 | Categories: Featured News | Iris Wu

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