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Library Search: The New UC Davis Library Catalog Search Tool

September 2nd, 2016 by Amy Studer

Looking for the old UC Davis Harvest Catalog Search?

Library Search, a new UC Davis Library Catalog search tool, rolled out in August replacing Harvest Search.

.Find what you're looking for with the new UC Davis Library Search Tool

Take a look:

More information:

How to Use the New UC Davis Library Catalog Search Tool [short video]

Library Search FAQ

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MD Consult retires 12/31/14

December 29th, 2014 by Mary Wood


Elsevier is retiring MD Consult as their delivery platform for electronic medical texts, including medical textbooks, Clinics of …, and some clinically oriented journals. The UC health sciences libraries representatives (UC Davis health sciences librarians are involved) has been negotiating for an alternative product with limited success, and continue to explore other options. With the Elsevier titles previously accessed through MD Consult unavailable starting January 2015, paper copies and/or alternative electronic versions may be possible.

For further information or guidance about how to access books and journals previously available from MD Consult, consult the “Farewell to MD Consult” guide or Harvest catalog.

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UC Libraries E-Book Value Statement

March 28th, 2013 by Amy Studer

Woman reading

The library’s e-book collections provide important content for teaching, learning and research.

UC CDC recently endorsed the UC Libraries EBook Value Statement which will provide guidance as UC librarians select resources and negotiate ebook packages with suppliers.  The statement is intended to “help shape the scholarly publishing landscape in ways that are responsive to the needs of our primary users and that enable us to be effective stewards of our libraries’ collections funds” (UC Libraries, 2013).

To view the complete statement:

Reference:  UC Libraries.  (2013, February 6).  UC Libraries e-book value statement (Version 1.4).

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