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Oxford Medicine Online – a collection of over 800 books

August 25th, 2015 by Bruce Abbott

The Library has begun a year long trial of Oxford Medicine Online.

Link to OMO:

Link to OMO through the VPN:,,SSO=U+

Oxford Medicine Online is home to Oxford University Press’ prestigious medical publishing, bringing together authoritative texts by world-renowned authors. With over 800 titles currently available, these highly-regarded titles include the Oxford Textbook of Medicine, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine and works from the Mayo Clinic Scientific Press, available online for the first time, plus a question and answer toolkit to help you prepare for the Board Exams.

Two new veterinary books worth noting

February 6th, 2013 by Mary Wood


Vandevelde, Marc
Manual of veterinary neuropathology essentials of theory and practice
Ames, Iowa : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012
Electronic Resources Internet





Fischer, Martin S.
Dogs in motion
Dortmund : VDH Service GmbH, 2011
Carlson Health Sci Library 2nd copy in process
Carlson Health Sci Reserves SF 432 F535d 2011

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.

The National Academies Press

February 24th, 2012 by Mary Wood

Evidently I have an RSS feed for NAP books on Public Health, because following is a list of new titles I received.

Beyond just public health, the National Academies Press publish broadly in the sciences, engineering, and health.

All NAP publications are available free online

The UC Davis libraries include indexing and access information for NAP titles in the Harvest catalog, and often purchase hard copies, as well.

The National Academies Press (NAP) was created by the National Academies to publish the reports issued by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council, all operating under a charter granted by the Congress of the United States. The NAP publishes more than 200 books a year on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and health, capturing the most authoritative views on important issues in science and health policy. The institutions represented by the NAP are unique in that they attract the nation’s leading experts in every field to serve on their award-wining panels and committees. The nation turns to the work of NAP for definitive information on everything from space science to animal nutrition.


New Public Health titles:

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….Informing the Future: Critical Issues in Health

….Relieving Pain in America: A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education, and Research

….Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Policies

….Adverse Effects of Vaccines: Evidence and Causality

….Prepositioning Antibiotics for Anthrax

….Essential Health Benefits: Balancing Coverage and Cost

….The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People: Building a Foundation for Better Understanding

….Health IT and Patient Safety: Building Safer Systems for Better Care

….Breast Cancer and the Environment: A Life Course Approach

….Advancing Oral Health in America

….For the Public’s Health: Revitalizing Law and Policy to Meet New Challenges

….Climate Change, the Indoor Environment, and Health

….Learning What Works: Infrastructure Required for Comparative Effectiveness Research




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:

Morgan and Claypool Colloquium Digital Library of Life Sciences

June 13th, 2010 by Bruce Abbott

Off campus access:,

We have licensed the Colloquium Digital Library of Life Sciences from Morgan & Claypool. This collection consists of a library of 50- to 100-page electronic books, each of which synthesizes an important research or development topic, authored by a prominent contributor to the field.  Morgan & Claypool calls these Lectures and states that they offer unique value to the reader by providing more synthesis, analysis, and depth than typical research journal articles. They are also more modular and dynamic than traditional print or digital handbooks, such as collected volumes and monographs. They are ideal entry points to new areas for researchers, advanced developers, and students.

Colloquium Digital Library of Life Sciences

Published in Collection One:

Colloquium content is organized into the following series:

Coming Soon: