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Health Sciences Libraries

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: https://search.library.ucdavis.edu/

More information:

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

Library Search FAQ

Questions? Contact: bmlref@ucdavis.edu

 

Looking for a way to easily read online journals? Give BrowZine a try [trial]

September 2nd, 2016 by Amy Studer

With BrowZine you can search UC Davis Library’s online journal collections and download articles using one interface:

  • Search by journal title or subject
  • Browse the table of contents for your favorite journals
  • Create your own personal journal bookshelf and article reading lists
  • Export to reference citation managers, such as EndNote

Take a look: http://browzine.com

BrowZine logo

BrowZine also offers a mobile app for tables and smart phone. Explore!

The trial lasts through the end of September 2016.

What method are you currently using to read online articles? How does BrowZine compare?

Please send your feedback about BrowZine to: bmlref@ucdavis.edu

Henry Stewart Talks New Releases

October 7th, 2015 by Deanna Johnson

The Henry Stewart Talks is a collection of biomedical and life sciences specially prepared animated audio visual presentations with synchronized narration. It is regularly updated and growing, with over 1,500 talks; and a new series, Cancer Genetics, has just been added. Here’s a sampling of new talks:

Play '1. Chromosome translocations and cancer		 (45 mins)'       Play '4. Role of molecular markers in guiding therapy in cancer (31 mins)'       Play '3. Respiratory Mycoplasmas'       Play '4. Nanomedicine: promises and pitfalls - part 1 of 3'       Play '9. Ischemic heart disease - part 1 of 2'       Play '7. Bacterial vaccines in development - part 1 of 2'

Chromosome translocations and cancer by Prof. Felix Mitelman, Lund University, Sweden

Role of molecular markers in guiding therapy in cancer by Prof. Joe Duffy, St Vincent’s University Hospital and University College Dublin, Ireland

Respiratory Mycoplasmas by Prof. Stephen Gillespie, University of St. Andrews, UK

Nanomedicine: promises and pitfalls – part 1 of 3 by Prof. Thomas Webster, Northeastern University, USA

Ischemic heart disease – part 1 of 2 by Dr. Vivek Lal, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia

Bacterial vaccines in development – part 1 of 2 by Dr. Kathrin Jansen, Pfizer Vaccine Research & Development, USA

Henry Stewart Talks added to University Library collection

January 22nd, 2015 by Deanna Johnson

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UC Davis University Library has licensed the Henry Stewart Talks Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection for 2015. This collection currently contains 1800 lectures, of various lengths, by leading world experts.

Additional lectures are added monthly, a running list of which may be viewed here.

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Recent lectures include:

Just added Vet Med online books

August 31st, 2012 by Deanna Johnson

Radiology of BirdsCanine and Feline CytologySmall Animal Critical Care Medicine

Small animal critical care medicine

Atlas of dental radiography in dogs and cats

Canine and feline cytology

Manual of canine and feline cardiology

Radiology of birds

Slatter’s fundamentals of veterinary ophthalmology

These titles will be added to the Harvest Catalog shortly, or some may already be there.

New Library Books in Veterinary & Human Medicine

April 3rd, 2012 by Mary Wood

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Carlson Health Sciences Library

List of new titles

Blaisdell Medical Library

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Free Document Delivery Service for Science Faculty Pilot Now Available

October 3rd, 2011 by Deanna Johnson

The UC Davis University Library announces a new pilot program that runs from October 3, 2011 through March 31, 2012.  This exciting pilot allows current and emeritus UC Davis science faculty members to request – for free – copies of print-only format journal articles and print-only format book chapters housed in four UC Davis library buildings.  Additionally, the existing Harvest Request service that allows any student, staff or faculty member to transfer books and bound journals to another library building for pick-up will be expanded for science faculty to include delivery to and from all buildings.

For more information regarding this pilot consult staff at any library public service desk or select the following web page link:  http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/cdds-pilot/.

UC Libraries Academic e-Book Usage Survey Report

July 15th, 2011 by Deanna Johnson

In a period of economic challenges, the University of California Libraries must have high quality information and analysis to guide their collection decisions. A new report, UC Libraries Academic e-Book Usage Survey, presents the results of a 2010 survey of 2,569 University of California faculty, staff, and students intended to assist the Libraries in developing systemwide strategies for acquiring e-books and inform future collection management activities. The study was a collaborative effort between California Digital Library staff and UC campus librarians undertaken as part of the Libraries’ Springer e-Book Pilot Project. Topics covered include UC reader preference for e-books as compared to print books, valued e-book features, and an assessment of UC reader experiences with Springer e-books during 2009 and 2010.

The report is located at: www.cdlib.org/services/uxdesign/docs/2011/academic_ebook_usage_survey.pdf

Next Generation Melvyl Replaces Current Melvyl June 24

May 12th, 2011 by Deanna Johnson

On June 24, 2011, the current Melvyl database will be retired as the University of California Libraries move to the Next Generation Melvyl (NGM) search tool, powered by OCLC’s WorldCat Local.  NGM was released as a pilot in April 2008 and has proven to be an invaluable search tool for all researchers: students, faculty, staff, and the public.

NGM supports research by allowing one-stop searching of UC Libraries’ holdings, selected full-text articles, ebooks, digital content, archival information, and much more – adding to the UC libraries’  33 million records there are over 800 million items from research institutions throughout the world. Easy-to-use links to ebooks and Request allow users to retrieve some titles immediately or order them via interlibrary loan. NGM also offers embedded tools for citing and exporting citations and creating and sharing lists.

Users can also ask reference questions via the “Chat with a Librarian” interface or see descriptive information, editorial reviews, and cover art.  In-depth author information helps to place works in context and provides useful information when doing research about a writer.

The UC Libraries have moved to NGM because of the promise of continual improvement and the seamless connection to the larger research world.  Web searching is not limited to a user’s local surroundings, so why limit library research?

The UC Libraries have a history of continuous improvement of the Melvyl service.   Developed in 1977, the first shared UC catalog was available on microfiche, followed in late 1979 by a pre-web online prototype.  Since then there have been many different interfaces, with the most recent permanent database upgrade in 2002, and NGM will make possible continual growth and improved research results.  After the older Melvyl database is discontinued, NGM will be referred to as Melvyl.

To access NGM, visit your local UC library homepage or http://ucdavis.worldcat.org/

New Books at the Health Sciences Libraries

April 29th, 2011 by Mary Wood

A new crop of books have been added to the shelves at the Carlson Health Sciences Library and the Blaisdell Medical Library!

Lists by Title, Book Cover, and Citation are available at the following links.

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