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Posts by Cory Craig

Donate to arXiv

September 11th, 2015 by Cory Craig, e-print repository to over 1 million papers in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics and hosted at Cornell University is in the middle of a drive to fund new initiatives and improvements.

The UC Davis library is a member institution to arXiv and both a heavy user of and contributor to the repository.

For the next few days you’ll be seeing a Donate to arXiv banner on the page.  If you need to know why you should support arXiv as an individual or would like to see more details  about arXiv and its impact, budget, sustainability plan, etc., please see the Donation FAQ.

The UC Davis Mathematics Department also hosts a front end to arXiv:

ProQuest Databases Unavailable: 8/8/15 (7pm) – 8/9/15 (3am)

August 5th, 2015 by Cory Craig


ProQuest databases will be unavailable from Saturday 8/8/15, 7pm through  Sunday 8/9/15, 3am.

ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability. The window is scheduled to begin at 7:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time and will last for eight (8) hours. During this time access to ProQuest databases and the ProQuest platform ( will not be available; users will be re-directed to a webpage explaining the scheduled maintenance.

Please contact ProQuest Technical Support ( if you have questions or need assistance.


Proquest Databases in Physical Sciences & Engineering Areas Include:

  • COS Conference Papers Index
  • EIS: Digests of Environmental Impact Statements
  • Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management
  • GeoRef
  • Toxline

Web of Science: Possible Intermittent Access 7/26/15, 6am-6pm

July 22nd, 2015 by Cory Craig


Due to scheduled maintenance to install a new update to the Web of Science database, access to this resource may
be intermittent during the maintenance window.  This update will be installed between 6:00am– 6:00pm PDT on
Sunday, July 26, 2015.  We apologize for any inconvenience.





Research Tools Presentation 6/11: Overleaf, Labguru, Dimensions, Altmetric

June 4th, 2015 by Cory Craig

UC Davis Office of Research and University Library welcome Digital Science, featuring products for collaborative writing and publishing, research management for life science labs, to help analyze and understand the research funding landscape and altmetrics. Please join us for a lunch-n-learn session on Thursday, June 11th from 12-1:15pm at the Peter J. Shields Library . For more information, go to:

WHEN:   Thursday, June 11th from 12-1:15pm
WHERE:  Peter J. Shields Library, 2nd Floor Library Instruction Room

  • Overleaf is a collaborative science publication system that makes the whole process more open and more transparent by bringing the whole scientific process into one place, from idea to writing to review to publication
  • Labguru marries the electronic lab notebook with project and logistics management. It offers an easy means of tracking projects, protocols, biological collections & materials.
  • Dimensions for Universities is a funding data aggregator that provides a view on funding resources where the funding has been allocated. The system shows historical awarded grant data from over 70 funders back to 1965 and active grant data up to 2024 and allows institutions to identify emerging areas into which research funding is being channeled
  • Altmetric tracks article level outputs for your institution. The data in this tool can be used to show faculty, staff and students a richer picture of their online research impact & it allows users to track and measure online activity around academic research.

Wiley Online Library: unavailable 3/21/15, 2am possibly thru noon

March 20th, 2015 by Cory Craig

Planned downtime for Wiley products on 3/21/15.

Due to scheduled maintenance, Wiley Online Library  (  (ebooks and journals) will be unavailable for up to 10 hours beginning 3/21/15 at 2am (CA time).

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to you and your website users.



Wiley Journals: 2015 Access

January 8th, 2015 by Cory Craig

There may be short-term issues accessing 2015 content for Wiley journals.  This is due to changes in the way Wiley is handling on-going negotiations.  If you need an article you cannot access, contact the library:



Nature Online Journals Unavailable: 12/13/14, 5am-9am

December 11th, 2014 by Cory Craig

All online journals will be unavailable on Saturday 12/13/14, from 5am to 9am PST ,
due to downtime for essential maintenance.





Wiley Online Library: unavailable 10/18/14, 2-4pm

October 17th, 2014 by Cory Craig

The Wiley Online Library will be unavailable on Saturday 10/18/14, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (PDT) due to the need for essential maintenance and upgrades to improve services.  Wiley electronic journals and online books will be unavailable during this period.

Problems with Wireless Access to Library Resources?

September 25th, 2014 by Cory Craig

On 9/24/14, Campus IET changed the IP ranges for the campus wireless networks.  Unfortunately, the library was
not notified in a timely manner.  Because library resources are primarily IP-authenticated, individuals using the
wireless to access library resources are currently denied access.


Short-term solution:

This will give you an IP address that should provide access to licensed library resources.
If the VPN proves cumbersome see the tip below for Using Google or Google Scholar From the VPN.


Long-term solution:
The library and the California Digital Library have been doing everything possible to get wireless access to library resources restored as quickly as possible.  The process of notifying  all our vendors is well underway and once they have the updated IP ranges in place, the short term solution of using the VPN while on campus will no longer be necessary.  Our vendors need to implement the changes on their end, although we have indicated this is a high priority, we don’t control how long this might take on their end.


Using Google or Google Scholar from the VPN:
Use these steps to easily access Google or Google Scholar from the VPN.  Enter the appropriate URL ( or in the box on the upper right of the VPN Home page (see image below).  After entering the URL, click the BROWSE button to the right.


Note this works for any URL (e.g., enter for the journal “Science”).

For additional help with the VPN, see:  “How to Use The VPN” (2 minute video)

UC Davis General Catalog: online or print-on-demand

May 6th, 2014 by Cory Craig

As of 2014 the Davis General Catalog will only be available online or via print on-demand (for a fee).

Online Catalog:  Current and archived versions of the UC Davis General Catalog are available here in PDF format.
The 2014 catalog should be available online on 6/20/14.

Print On Demand:    Use the public or staff links on this page to request a print copy of the catalog for $20.

For more info see: