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Two New Series in Computer and Information Science from Morgan & Claypool

July 24th, 2009 by Robert Heyer-Gray

Announcing Two New Series from Morgan & Claypool Publishers:

Synthesis Lectures on Synthetic Biology

Series Editor: Martyn Amos, Manchester Metropolitan University
Published and forthcoming titles include:

  • Genome Refactoring (Natalie Kuldell and Neal Lerner, MIT)
  • Bacterial Sensors: Synthetic Design and Application Principles (Jan Roelof van der Meer)

Synthesis Lectures on Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery

Series Editor: Robert Grossman, University of Illinois at Chicago
Published and forthcoming titles include:

  • Modeling and Data Mining in Blogosphere (Nitin Agarwal, University of Arkansas at Little Rock & Huan Liu, Arizona State University)
  • Ensemble Methods in Data Mining: From Trees to Forests and Rule Sets (Giovanni Seni and John Elder)
  • Graph Mining: Laws, Tools, and Case Studies (Deepayan Chakrabarti and Christos Faloutsos)

Expanded Access to AIAA Meeting Papers

July 21st, 2009 by Robert Heyer-Gray

Coverage of AIAA Meeting Papers via the AIAA Electronic Library now 1963 -> Present

UC Davis now has  access to the entire span of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Meeting papers, covering all aspects of aerospace science and engineering.  The papers can be searched via the AIAA Electronic Library.

Additionally, The AIAA Electronic Library searches AIAA Books, Journals, and Standards and also provides online access to the five other AIAA publications to which we subscribe:

AIAA Journal – v.40 (2002) -> present

Journal of Aircraft – v.39 (2002) -> present

Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics – v.26 (2003) -> present

Journal of Propulsion and Power – v.18 (2002) -> present

Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets – v.39 (2002) -> present

Older print volumes of these  journals can be found in the PSE Library by searching the library catalog Harvest by the title of the journals.

Full access to the Institution of Civil Engineers’ Virtual Library activated

July 15th, 2009 by Robert Heyer-Gray

ICE Virtual Library

UC Davis now has full access to the proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) via the ICE Virtual Library. ICE’s Virtual Library gives full text access to technical papers from the UK’s premier Civil Engineering society from 1836 to the present day.  The archive can either be searched:

or the titles can be browsed:

New titles added to Synthesis Digital Library

July 14th, 2009 by Robert Heyer-Gray

Synthesis Update for June 2009

The following new titles were published in June:

New Reserves course material policy

July 9th, 2009 by Karen Andrews

Beginning august 3, 2009, the Shields Library reserves unit staff will accept course materials on MondayFriday between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.  This is being done to maximize staffing efficiencies.

Instructors are encouraged to make use of Smartsite for internet-based titles.

To ensure that course reserves titles are available to students by the first day of classes, reserves lists must be received by the shields library reserves staff by the last Friday of:

August for fall quarter
November for winter quarter

February for spring quarter
May for summer session

Reserves lists received after the deadline may take up to two weeks to process due to peak workload constraints at the beginning of the quarter and the delays involved in retrieving loaned material.

Your feedback needed

July 7th, 2009 by

The General Library is soliciting comments from the campus community about library collections and services in a section called “inside the library”. There is also a new blog where  you can leave comments about these broad areas, or about the library in general. We want to know what users of the library think!

Summer classes for staff

July 2nd, 2009 by

Did you know that as U.C. Davis staff you have access to the books, journals, databases and other electronic resources available through the University Library? Discover how to use our print materials and electronic resources, and get access from your home or office. Learn how to search our catalog and databases (a sample database will be demonstrated). For more information contact Sandra Vella at Registration is required: you can register here.


  • Thu Jul 23 10:00am-11:00am Library Instruction Lab (Shields Library)
  • Wed Aug 5 10:00am-11:00am Library Instruction Lab (Shields Library)
  • Mon Aug 10 10:00am-11:00am Library Instruction Lab (Shields Library)