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Physical Sciences & Engineering Library

July New Books List

July 31st, 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 7/28/14 is now available.

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 (, 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

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!