Elsevier ScienceDirect resources will be down for maintenance from 5:30am until approximately 6:30pm on Saturday January 7.
ScienceDirect includes more than 2500 journals and 11,000 books, in all scientific discplines. For a partial list of titles affected, search "sciencedirect" in OskiCat. For a list of reference sources affected, search "sciencedirect" here.
Two significant enhancements have been made to Melvyl, the discovery tool of the UC libraries.
In a pilot project during Spring 2012, Melvyl has been enriched with several million new journal articles and other documents from a wide range of databases, particularly in the humanities and social sciences.
Some important tips:
Improved access to some e-books
Melvyl search results now include "View Now" links that provide convenient access to freely available full text items, such as e-books in the HathiTrust Digital Library. If the full text of the item is not available (e.g., for copyright reasons), the link will not appear.
A pilot project in Spring 2012 is adding millions of licensed journal articles to Melvyl, the discovery tool of the UC libraries. As a result, some off-campus users will now encounter login prompts when starting a search in Melvyl. Anyone can still use Melvyl as a UC-wide and worldwide library catalog, but the licensed items are available only to those with UC Berkeley access privileges.
If you experience differs from what's described above, please use this form to report it, giving details of your situation.
Here are some things you can do through the library website at times when the libraries are closed.
Most of these resources are available only to UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff; for details, see Connecting from Off Campus.
The following services will be unavailable from 1 am through as late as 4 am on Saturday morning December 17, while we perform scheduled maintenance:
Other than that, our website will not be affected.