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Guide to the library for science grad students

August 31st, 2011 by

If you are new to UC Davis (or just new to the library) and want a quick guide to library services, the science librarians at UC Davis have put together a handy document compiling information about our services, how to get books and other materials, and other topics (such as research metrics and scholarly communication) that are of interest to researchers in the sciences. If you need a place to get started with your library research, or want a guide to refer to, we hope the guide will help you out!

You can find the “Guide to the Library for Science Grad Students” as a pdf download. It is geared especially towards new grad students, but should be helpful for anyone who wants to know more about how the library works. If you have any questions about it, just ask us — and let us know if you have any comments or suggestions!

PSE closed Labor Day Weekend

August 29th, 2011 by

Due to building maintenance work, the PSE library will be closed over Labor Day weekend. The library will be closed beginning on Friday evening (September 2) at 6:00pm and will reopen Tuesday morning (September 6) at 8:00am.

If you need books or other resources from PSE, please pick them up by Friday. Shields Library will be closed on Saturday Sept. 3, open on Sunday Sept. 4 from 1:00pm-7:00pm, and closed on Monday Sept. 5 (Labor Day).

If you have any questions, please contact the library at or call us at 752-0540.

SIAM e-books added to the UC Davis Collection

August 12th, 2011 by Robert Heyer-Gray

SIAM (Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics) books have been a leading source of knowledge for the world’s applied mathematics and computational science communities. SIAM’s line-up of stellar, prize-winning authors and titles that address both timely and fundamental topics have made SIAM books indispensable to researchers, faculty, and students around the world.  Approximately 180 titles are currently available online, the remaining backlist (equaling ~ 400 titles total) titles should be available within the next few months, and 2011 titles will be added as they are published:

Synthesis Update from Morgan & Claypool Publishers

August 11th, 2011 by Robert Heyer-Gray

Synthesis Digital Library Update for July 2011

The following new titles were published in July.