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Some library websites unavailable overnight

Starting at 11 p.m. tonight (Friday April 25), some Library web services will be unavailable, including the room reservation system, the Science Libraries website, and the Earth Sciences & Map Library website. All are expected to be available again by 6 a.m. tomorrow (Saturday April 26) at the latest. We apologize for any inconvenience.

30 min. = $15 FSM gift card

Be the first to get a sneak peak at the new UC Berkeley Library website!

We are looking for undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and lecturers to sit down with us for 30 minutes for user testing of the new website. Testing will take place at Doe Library. Volunteers get a $15 gift card to FSM Cafe in return for their time. If you are interested and are available between May 5 – May 9, please contact Lisa Ngo at lngo[at]berkeley.edu and include your name, year, and major.

New Resource Alert: OnePetro

OnePetro Logo

The UC Berkeley Library is pleased to announce that we have added OnePetro to our ever growing collection of online resources for faculty, staff, and students.

OnePetro is a searchable database of publications in the oil and gas exploration and production industry and includes conference papers and journal articles from the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), the American Petroleum Institute (API), NACE International, the International Society of Polar and Offshore Engineers (ISOPE), and more. While the UC Berkeley Library has provided print access to publications from these societies in the past, OnePetro provides an easy one-stop shop online for instant access to the papers you need.

More information about OnePetro can be found on the OnePetro site.

Physics Department Colloquia

Did you know that webcasts of the weekly Physics Department Colloquia are hosted and preserved by the Library? Links to the weekly talks as well as the annual Oppenheimer and Segre lectures from 2007-present can be found on the Physics Department’s Colloquia and Webcasts page. Earlier talks are cataloged in Oskicat.

NOTE: The older webcasts are provided as QuickTime files. To view a webcast, download the free QuickTime Player software from the Apple website then click on the colloquium you would like to view.

LandScan 2012 now available

UCB patrons can now access the 2012 LandScan data through EastView Cartographic?s web interface. Oak Ridge National Laboratory produces the annual LandScan datasets through population modeling algorithms, creating a roughly 1km resolution global population distribution map. The LandScan Global Archive data is available for the years from 2000 to 2012. The data can be explored directly through EastView’s web map interface. Alternatively, you can download datasets by country or through a user-defined custom area for use in a GIS program.

LandScan 2012

Springer Biomedical and Life Sciences Book Archive


The science libraries of UC Berkeley have recently purchased the Springer Biomedical and Life Sciences Book Archive, more than 7,500 e-book titles whose original copyrights date from 1910 through 2004. The collection includes books in the subject areas of agriculture, biochemistry, cell biology, ecology, evolutionary biology, forestry, microbiology, neuroscience, plant sciences, and soil science, among others.

These e-books join the more than 20,000 previously purchased Springer Book Archive e-book titles in five additional subject collections:

  • Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Physics and Astronomy

Springer eBooks are available as cross-platform-compatible PDFs at both book and chapter level. Springer also offers the MyCopy print on demand option for most English-language titles.

The books can be accessed by searching Oskicat, or by searching or browsing the Springer e-book website.

UC access to 2014 Elsevier ebooks!

The California Digital Library has recently purchased 2014 Elsevier ebooks, providing access to all the UCs. This collection includes ebooks in many disciplines, and they will be released through 2014. Also throughout 2014, these titles will appear in the library catalogs, OskiCat and Melvyl.

A complete listing of all books is here: http://info.sciencedirect.com/books/titles, and until these are in the library catalog, you may access them via the links here: http://info.sciencedirect.com/techsupport/books/ebook2014.htm.

The collection spans multiple subject collections published under well-known imprints within science, technology, and health sciences disciplines – including Academic Press, North-Holland, Pergamon, Mosby, W.B. Saunders and Butterworth-Heinemann. Collections also include new titles in food science and social sciences from the recent acquisition of Woodhead Publishing and plastics engineering titles through a partnership with Hanser Publications. The ebooks are available with no DRM restrictions and are integrated with Elsevier journals on the Science Direct platform.

Henry Stewart Talks

The Henry Stewart Talks are a collection of over 1500 online lectures and seminars, many by UC Berkeley Faculty; covering biochemistry, cancer, cell biology, drug discovery, genetics, immunology, microbiology and more.

UC Berkeley can access the – Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection.

How To Cite a Talk: (sample)
Kornberg, R. (2007), “Chromatin and Transcription”, in Tsonis, P. (ed.), From DNA to Proteins: The Multiple Levels of Regulation, The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection, Henry Stewart Talks Ltd, London (online at http://hstalks.com/bio)


More JoVE for visualized experiments

JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments, is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes in video format.  Learn experimental methods and research results by watching authors dynamically present their methods, data analyses, and results.

We’ve expanded our subscription to include 7 JoVE sections.  Check them out!

GeoScienceWorld now available

UC Berkeley now has access to GeoScienceWorld, an online collection of over 40 peer-reviewed journals from a variety of geosciences publishers including the following:

  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists
  • Clay Minerals Society
  • Geological Society of America
  • Geological Society of London
  • Mineralogical Society of America
  • Paleontological Society
  • Seismological Society of America
  • Society for Sedimentary Geology
  • Society of Exploration Geophysicists

This database of full-text journals is integrated with GeoRef to allow searching across citations and abstracts from additional journals and conference in the geosciences.

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