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Physical Sciences & Engineering Library

Synthesis Update from Morgan & Claypool Publishers

July 23rd, 2013 by Robert Heyer-Gray

Synthesis Digital Library Update for June, 2013

The following titles were published in June. 

SciFinder: Trouble Logging On?

July 22nd, 2013 by Cory Craig

If you are having trouble logging on to SciFinder, and use a bookmark to access the database —
try going straight to the SciFinder link:

Bookmarks likely contain extra code which might not work with the new interface which appeared in late June.
If you need to register for a SciFinder account, see the UC Davis SciFinder page.

PSE chat offline

July 10th, 2013 by

We are having some technical difficulties with our chat feature and so are disabling it until we can figure out what’s wrong or get a replacement chat service. Remember, you can always email the PSE reference librarians at with your questions, or call us between 11a-5p at (530) 752‑0540.

Two Library Drop-off Bins Are Closing, Three Are Still Available

July 8th, 2013 by Cory Craig

The Library is closing the book drop bins at the Hutchinson Drive and Bioletti Way locations on July 15, 2013.  These bins are being closed due to decreased usage.

Book drop bins are still available at:
1.  A Street
2.  La Rue
3.  California Ave

Map of book drop bins

For more information see:

June New Books List

July 5th, 2013 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 06/24/13 is now available.