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Problems with Wireless Access to Library Resources?

September 25th, 2014 by Laura Soito

On 9/24/14, Campus IET changed the IP ranges for the campus wireless networks. Unfortunately, the library was

not notified in a timely manner. Because library resources are primarily IP-authenticated, individuals using the

wireless to access library resources are currently denied access.

 

Short-term solution:

This will give you an IP address that should provide access to licensed library resources.

If the VPN proves cumbersome see the tip below for Using Google or Google Scholar From the VPN.

 

Long-term solution:

The library and the California Digital Library have been doing everything possible to get wireless access to library resources restored as quickly as possible. The process of notifying all our vendors is well underway and once they have the updated IP ranges in place, the short term solution of using the VPN while on campus will no longer be necessary. Our vendors need to implement the changes on their end, although we have indicated this is a high priority, we don’t control how long this might take on their end.

 

Using Google or Google Scholar from the VPN:

Use these steps to easily access Google or Google Scholar from the VPN. Enter the appropriate URL (google.com or scholar.google.com) in the box on the upper right of the VPN Home page (see image below). After entering the URL, click the BROWSE button to the right.

VPN-add-URL-with-google-scholar

Note this works for any URL (e.g., enter sciencemag.org for the journal “Science”).

For additional help with the VPN, see: “How to Use The VPN” (2 minute video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7cIDzJ2NYk

NCBI Discovery Workshops @ UC Davis Library [Webinar Edition]

November 15th, 2013 by Laura Soito
Image:  Light Helix by BloodLight
 

The UC Davis Library is pleased to announce:

2013 NCBI Discovery Workshops @ UC Davis Library [Webinar Edition]

The workshops will focus on the following areas:

1. Sequences, Genomes, and Maps: December 17, 2013 from 12:30-2:30pm PT

2. Proteins, Domains, and Structures: December 18, 2013 from 12:30-2:30pm PT

3. NCBI BLAST Services: December 19, 2013 from 12:30-2:30pm PT

4. Human Variation and Disease Genes: December 20, 2013 from 12:30-2:30pm PT

To register: http://tinyurl.com/NCBI-Workshops-UCD

You are welcome to register for one or more workshops, each emphasizing different sets of NCBI resources. Specific examples will be used to highlight important features of the resources and tools under study and to demonstrate how to accomplish common tasks. Electronic copies of detailed handouts for each session will provide step-by-step instructions and additional information about each example.

All workshops are taught by NCBI staff and will consist of 1.5 hours of instruction followed by a Q & A period.

Due to the US Government sequester, the workshop instructors will not be able to present in person at UC Davis, as in previous years. Instead, you are invited to attend all sessions via webinar, using your own computer or perhaps collaborating with your department or research group to view together.

NCBI Discovery Workshops Website: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/education/workshops/

Questions? Contact bioagquestions@lib.ucdavis.edu or hslref@lib.ucdavis.edu

Image credit: Light Helix by BloodLight. License: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

 

Coming May 29th…Open Access Presentation by the Publisher of PeerJ

May 14th, 2013 by Laura Soito

What’s All the Fuss About Open Access? What Do I Need to Know, and How Does it Benefit Me?

Join us for a presentation by Pete Binfield (previously the Publisher of PLoS One, and now the Publisher and Co-Founder of PeerJ) as he provides an overview of the current landscape of Open Access publications; highlights some of the more innovative models that are being tested in the marketplace; talks about items such as article level metrics and open peer review, and shows how these new developments can benefit you as both a researcher and author.

Click on image to read about Pete Binfield

  • Date: May 29, 2013
  • Time: 3-4 pm
  • Place: 1065 Kemper Hall

Hosted by UC Davis Library. Contact:

Amy Studer, Health & Life Science Librarian

astuder@lib.ucdavis.edu | (530) 752-1678

Related:

Howard, J. (2013, April 29). Asking authors to buy memberships for open access. Chronicle of Higher Education.

VanNoorden, R. (2013, March 27). Open access: The true cost of science publishing. Nature News, 495(7442).

UC Davis Library Blog entry about PeerJ: March 1, 2013