Movies @ Moffitt: Purgatorio

The next Movies @ Moffitt event features Purgatorio, a Journey Into the Heart of the Border. This provocative film reimagines the Mexico/U.S. border as a mythical place comparable to Dante's purgatory. The film takes a fresh look at the brutal beauty of the border and the people caught in its spell.

Rather than focus on the illegal immigration debate, the film captures the lives of the actual people living on both sides of the border--the Mexicans who struggle to escape from violence, corruption, and hunger and the Americans who either offer helping hands or patrol the borders.

What: Purgatorio, a Journey Into the Heart of the Border

Where: 150 D Moffitt Library

When: Thursday, April 2, 2015. Doors open at 6:30pm; show starts at 7:00pm

Cost: Free.  UCB Student ID required.

Mar 25, 2015 | Categories: Featured News | agorden

New Library Database: Environment Complete

Photo by Barbara on Flickr,

The Library has recently licensed Environment Complete, an EBSCOhost database indexing about 2,500 periodicals, with full-text for over 1,000 titles covering a wide variety of environmental topics. This database is ideal for students interested in environmental research or for undergraduates taking "Introduction to the Environment" courses.

For more resources on environmental research, take a look at GreenFILE which, although a smaller database with a more narrow focus on human impact on the environment, contains unique content that is geared towards the general public. Another great database to refer to is Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management from ProQuest, which covers topics ranging from pollution to remediation from over 6,000 titles.

For help with your environmental research contact the Natural Resources Librarian, Becky Miller.

Mar 22, 2015 | Categories: Featured News | chennesy

Welcoming Jean Ferguson

Jean Ferguson has joined the UC Berkeley Library community as our new Learning & Research Communities Librarian. In response to the need for a creative, user-oriented librarian to develop, design and implement forward-looking physical and virtual learning environments, Jean will work closely with the campus community to work on new programs and spaces for the future Moffitt Library, such as the development of a new digital literacy program.

Ferguson's extensive list of experiences include the Coordinator of Virtual Reference, Liaison to the Duke Global Health Institute, and Head of Research and Instructional Services at Duke University Libraries. Additionally, she has experience as a project manager and a trainer in industry and higher education environments. Ferguson has a BA in Political Science from Augustana College, an MS in Information and Communication Sciences from Ball State University, and an MS in Library Science from University of North Carolina.

Please join us in welcoming Jean!

Mar 22, 2015 | Categories: Featured News | chennesy

Scopus Access

The California Digital Library has funded another year of Scopus access for all UC campuses. Scopus is a large interdisciplinary abstract and citation database of research literature and selected websites from the publisher Elsevier. It offers peer-reviewed literature, scientific journals, books, and conferences proceedings, and is a powerful resource and tool for students in the sciences. Scopus access is now available through December 2015.

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

SLC Research Workshop Series

The UCB Student Learning Center is currently offering a five-part research workshop series, Own the Researcher in You, for undergraduate students who wish to become better writers and researchers. Two upcoming workshops will be on March 18th and April 1st.

Scholar, Activated: Turning Your Curiosities into Tangible Research Questions (March 18)

This workshop offer strategies for bringing your research project into sharper focus. Discuss qualities of a feasible research project and explore elements of an intellectually significant research question. Learn how to choose your subject, identify your audience, and focus your research effort. (Register)

From the Archives and Back: Making the Meaning of Your Source (April 1)

This workshop provides you with concrete strategies for analyzing and making meaning of primary and secondary sources. Gain the skills to discern the validity and reliability of scientific evidence and learn how to use evidence to convince the reader of your claim. (Register)

Both workshops will be held at 110 Chavez from 5-6:30pm.

Mar 17, 2015 | Categories: Featured News | Iris Wu

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