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Simone Cinotto book talk & reception

January 18th, 2013 by Robert Heyer-Gray

RSC eBooks now available

May 17th, 2012 by Robert Heyer-Gray

RSC eBooks are now available!

UC Davis now has access to the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) eBook Collection.
This collection of over 1000 books, published by RSC between 1968 and 2012, are now available as digital content to UC Davis faculty, students, and staff.

Search the collection or see a full list of all 1,000+ titles available.

MORE Textbooks on Reserves in Shields Library

March 20th, 2012 by Robert Heyer-Gray

The Provost’s office generously supplemented the Library’s Reserves budget for Spring Quarter 2012 allowing the library to add multiple copies of some of the most heavily used and most expensive textbooks required for the following classes:

Sanders, Mark Frederick, and John L. Bowman. Genetic Analysis: An Integrated Approach. Boston: Benjamin Cummings, 2012.

CHE002A, B, C
Petrucci, Ralph H. General Chemistry: Principles and Modern Applications. New York: Learning Solutions, 2011.

Bruice, Paula Yurkanis. Essential Organic Chemistry. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 2010.

CHE118A, B, C
Vollhardt, K. Peter C., and Neil Eric Schore. Organic Chemistry: Structure and Function. New York: W.H. Freeman, 2011.

Nilsson, James William, and Susan A. Riedel. Electric Circuits. Boston: Prentice Hall, 2011.

Fromkin, Victoria, Robert Rodman, and Nina M. Hyams. An Introduction to Language. Boston, Mass: Wadsworth, Cengage Learning, 2011.

MAT016A, B, C
Larson, Ron, and Bruce Edwards. Math 16 for UC Davis (CUSTOM edition of Calculus: An Applied Approach). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Cengage Learning, 2009.

MAT017A, B, C
Neuhauser, Claudia. Calculus for Biology and Medicine. Boston: Prentice Hall, 2011.

MAT021A, B, C
Weir, Maurice D., Joel Hass, and George B. Thomas. Thomas’ Calculus: Early Transcendentals. Boston: Addison-Wesley, 2010.

Samuels, Myra L., Jeffrey A. Witmer, and Andrew A. Schaffner. Statistics for the Life Sciences. Boston: Prentice Hall/Pearson, 2012.

CABI ebooks archive added

August 6th, 2010 by Ruth Gustafson

CABI ebooks archive added

The BioAg & Map Services department has licensed the backfiles (archive) to the CABI ebooks. This more than doubles the number of titles for this important collection of major agricultural books online.  This collection is divided into six core subject collections: Agriculture; Animal and Veterinary Sciences; Human, Food and Nutrition Sciences; Plant Sciences; Environmental Sciences; and Leisure and Tourism.

Full collection at

Databases which index books/book chapters (CAB Abstracts, BIOSIS Previews) will link to these CABI ebooks via UC-eLinks.

As of August 2010, the ebooks archive is accessible covering titles from 2000-2004. The full CABI ebooks package provides access to over 460 agricultural titles (over 7,000 individual chapters). The archive includes 230+ titles (with over 4,000 individual chapters).

PLEASE NOTE: This collection does *not* include ALL books published by CABI but selected titles. In particular, the publisher has chosen *not* to include textbooks in this package.

— Ruth Gustafson

UC Davis Librarian Subject Specialist for: General Biology; Animal Science; Avian Science; Entomology (including Bee Biology and Pollination); Environmental Toxicology; Evolution and Ecology; Nematology; and Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology

Springer Protocols Now Available Online

July 14th, 2009 by Keir Reavie

The UC Davis Library now licenses online access to the Springer Protocols. Springer Protocols, the classic protocols series formerly published by Humana Press, contains over 18,000 molecular biology and biomedical peer-reviewed protocols, mostly from the Methods in Molecular Biology series. Other series included in this package are: Methods in Molecular Medicine, Methods in Biotechnology, Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Neuromethods.

Springer protocols can be access at

Any comments from UC Davis faculty and students regarding this resource are welcome. Please use Blog Comments or the BioAg Email Reference form to communicate with us about Springer Protocols.

CAB eBooks Now Available

July 13th, 2009 by Keir Reavie

The UC Davis Libraries now provide electronic access to the full text of CAB eBooks published from 2005 to the present. The CAB eBook collection consists of six collections (Agriculture, Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Human, Food and Nutrition Sciences, Plant Sciences, Leisure and Tourism, and Environmental Sciences) with over 300 titles. New books will be added to the collections as they are published.

Search the CAB eBooks Collection.

CAB eBooks are published by CABI, a not-for-profit science-based development organization that provides information and applies scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment. The CABI publishing group also produces the CAB Abstracts bibliographic database. Book chapters from the CAB eBooks Collection are indexed in the CAB Abstracts database.