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Nature boycott avoided

August 27th, 2010 by Karen Andrews

Negotiations continue with the Nature Publishing Group. Read the official story here.

ScienceDirect and Scopus: Unavailable Sat., 8/28, 4:30am to 1:30pm

August 27th, 2010 by Cory Craig

ScienceDirect (Elsevier Publications) and Scopus will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance for approximately 9 hours on Saturday, 8/28, 4:30am to 1:30pm

SciFinder: Off-Campus Access via VPN not working, use the proxy server

August 24th, 2010 by Cory Craig

UC Davis has 2 methods of accessing SciFinder from off-campus:

1) Proxy server: is working, this is the only option for off-campus access until the VPN issue is resolved.  See:  Instructions for using the proxy server

2)  VPN: we have temporarily lost access via the VPN.   The reason is believed to be a change in the programming by SciFinder.  The problem has been reported and SciFinder is working on a solution.

Posted: 8/24/10

Citation information coming to Engineering Village/Compendex.

August 11th, 2010 by Robert Heyer-Gray

Beginning August 18th, Engineering Village customers subscribing to Compendex will be able to see the Scopus Cited By counts in their Compendex abstracts. EV users will immediately see how many times a particular article has been cited from more than 18,000 titles covered within Scopus. This feature gives users an indicator of scientific value for a particular article. Even if an EV user is not subscribed to Scopus, they will see the cited by count and view the citation lists in Scopus with limited access to other functionalities.

In a search results set, the Cited by link appears to the right of the Abstract, Detailed Abstract and/or Full-Text view. When viewing an abstract, the Cited by information appears to the right of the abstract information, as shown below:

Synthesis Update from Morgan & Claypool Publishers

August 10th, 2010 by Robert Heyer-Gray

Synthesis Digital Library Update for July 2010

The following new titles were published in July:

AMS completes Journal Digitization Project

August 10th, 2010 by Robert Heyer-Gray

AMS Research Journals Archive is Digitized

The American Mathematical Society (AMS) has established a complete digital archive of its mathematical research journals. Over 34,000 articles are available from over 100 years of high-quality mathematical research in ‘Journal of the AMS,’ ‘Mathematics of Computation,’ ‘Proceedings of the AMS,’ ‘Transactions of the AMS,’ and ‘Bulletin of the AMS.’ All back issues, starting with each journal’s inaugural issue through 2005, are now freely available in electronic format.

Researchers can browse the contents of each journal to find articles and authors in each volume and issue, and can search across the entire archive by journal or group of journals at: View the abstract, references (with links to MathSciNet), bibliographic information, Mathematics Subject Classifications for each article, or view a PDF of the full article.

The AMS makes the digitized archive of these important research journals freely available to all mathematicians through the generosity of an anonymous donor.

Please note:
UC Davis also subscribes to the all of the core AMS journals online, so that all content through the most current issue from the 5 aforementioned titles are all available to UC Davis researchers.