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UCD expands ASME Digital Collection access

July 16th, 2014 by Robert Heyer-Gray
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is the premier professional membership organization for more than 127,000 mechanical engineers and associated members worldwide.  ASME also conducts one of the world’s largest technical publishing operations in the world, offering thousands of titles including some of the profession’s most prestigious journals, conference papers and proceedings, and ASME Press books.   The entire collection can be searched via the ASME Digital Collection.
 
The ASME Digital Collection (http://uclibs.org/PID/263235), previously known as The ASME Digital Library, is ASME’s repository of current and archival literature and UC Davis is pleased to be able to expand our access to now include:
ASME Journals Front File (2000- )
ASME Journals Archive (1960-1999)
ASME Conference Proceedings (2008- )
ASME Conference Proceedings Archive (2002-2007)
ASME eBooks

July IEEE & MIT Press – eBook Alert

July 16th, 2014 by Robert Heyer-Gray

New eBooks from IEEE and MIT press on the IEEE Xplore Digital Library platform for the month of July include:

 

Scopus User Survey: Tell Us What You Think

July 1st, 2014 by Phoebe Ayers

All ten UC campuses have access to Elsevier’s Scopus database for the 2014 calendar year. Scopus is a citation and abstracting database that covers a broad universe of peer reviewed journal and conference literature, with links to Fulltext – when available – through the library. Covering
scientific, technical, medical, social science, and arts and humanities disciplines, Scopus indexes nearly 21,000 journals and more than 340
book series from more than 5,000 international publishers.

Scopus allows researchers to perform citation searches to see how many times a work has been cited, by whom, and to rank searches by times cited, from 1996 to the present. Scopus also offers tools to track, analyze, and visualize research, as well as a capability to cross-search more than 25 million patents.

UC is providing an initial subscription; however, to continue the subscription, the UC Libraries Collection Licensing Subgroup needs to hear from the community about whether Scopus is important to UC research.

We would like to add many voice to the conversation about whether Scopus is a useful and necessary research and teaching tool. This link to a very short (i.e., five minute) UC Scopus User survey can be found in the top right corner of every Scopus web page: Is Scopus important to your work? Tell UC about it

If you use Scopus, please take the survey, and tell us what you think!

June New Books List

June 26th, 2014 by Robert Heyer-Gray

Curious about the new books added by PSE this Fiscal Year? The New Books list will be updated monthly and posted to the blog near the end of each month. The most recent PSE New Books list dated 6/23/14 is now available.

Synthesis Update from Morgan & Claypool Publishers

June 26th, 2014 by Robert Heyer-Gray

The following titles were published in May. 

 

Carol LaRussa retiring

June 18th, 2014 by Phoebe Ayers

Carol LaRussa, the long-time librarian for geology and civil and environmental engineering, is retiring this June. We will miss her expertise, collegiality and deep institutional knowledge, but wish her the best in this new chapter!

For the time being, Carol’s subject areas will be split between the current PSE librarians:

  • The librarian for geology, meteorology and oceanography is Phoebe Ayers. Contact her at psayers@ucdavis.edu, or 752-9948.
  • The librarian for civil and environmental engineering, hydrology, and mining and petroleum engineering is Cory Craig. Contact her at cjcraig@ucdavis.edu or 752-0347.

If you have a reference question, please contact pse@lib.ucdavis.edu and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

We are open from 8:00am-8:00pm M-T, 8:00am-6:00pm F, and 1:00-5:00pm on Sunday during the summer. Our reference hours are 1:00-5:00pm M-F, or you can make an appointment to meet with a librarian. Please contact us with any questions!

June IEEE & MIT Press – eBook Alert

June 3rd, 2014 by Robert Heyer-Gray

New eBooks from IEEE and MIT press on the IEEE Xplore Digital Library platform for the month of June include:

Design and Fabrication of Self-Powered Micro-Harvesters:Rotating and Vibrated Micro-Power Systems
Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press
Copyright Year: 2013
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org//xpl/bkabstractplus.jsp?bkn=6817680

Fundamentals of Electric Power Engineering:From Electromagnetics to Power Systems
Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press
Copyright Year: 2014
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org//xpl/bkabstractplus.jsp?bkn=6817681

Fundamentals of the Physical Theory of Diffraction
Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press
Copyright Year: 2014
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org//xpl/bkabstractplus.jsp?bkn=6817682

The Multilevel Fast Multipole Algorithm (MLFMA) for Solving Large-Scale Computational Electromagnetics Problems
Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press
Copyright Year: 2014
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org//xpl/bkabstractplus.jsp?bkn=6817683

Power Electronic Converters for Microgrids
Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press
Copyright Year: 2014
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org//xpl/bkabstractplus.jsp?bkn=6817684

Synthesis Update from Morgan & Claypool Publishers

May 29th, 2014 by Robert Heyer-Gray
The following titles were published in April. 

 

UC Davis General Catalog: online or print-on-demand

May 6th, 2014 by Cory Craig

As of 2014 the Davis General Catalog will only be available online or via print on-demand (for a fee).

Online Catalog:  Current and archived versions of the UC Davis General Catalog are available here in PDF format.
The 2014 catalog should be available online on 6/20/14.

Print On Demand:    Use the public or staff links on this page to request a print copy of the catalog for $20.

For more info see:  http://catalog.ucdavis.edu/

May IEEE & MIT Press – eBook Alert

May 5th, 2014 by Robert Heyer-Gray

New eBooks from IEEE and MIT press on the IEEE Xplore Digital Library platform for the month of May include: