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Off-Campus Access to Library Resources: Install VPN Client Software

June 3rd, 2016 by Cory Craig

As of June 13, 2016 the Library’s web VPN and proxy server will no longer be available. You will need to download a new VPN Client called Pulse Secure, on each of your computers/devices.

This change will allow improved searching within many of our databases.

If you already use the Library Client VPN, it should automatically upgrade to the new version on or after June 13, 2016. No further action is required.

If you currently use the Web VPN, you will need to follow the steps below to install the new Client VPN.

  1. From the library’s website: https://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/
  1. Select the Connect From Off Campus link- located on the left side page: https://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/services/connect/
  1. Look for “Web-VPN” and click the link that says “Install the new VPN Client (Pulse Secure).” The direct link is: https://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/services/connect/#client
  1. Find instructions for your device under:
    VPN Client for Desktops and Notebooks: Installation & Use  -OR-
    VPN App for Mobile Devices: Installation & Use 
    (screen shots below)

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VPN Client 2

  1. Follow the instructions provided.

Now you are ready to access the library’s resources from off campus.

If you need assistance, please contact Technical Support: https://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/help/forms/techsup

If you want to discuss this change with a librarian, contact:

PSE Library  |  pse@ucdavis.edu |  (530) 752-0540

AIAA Archive Access

April 7th, 2015 by Robert Heyer-Gray

With the recent purchase of the AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) Archive and the predecessor titles, our journal access through ARC now contains:

  • AIAA Journal (1963–current): The journal that was launched along with AIAA in 1963, covering pioneering theoretical developments and experimental results across a far-reaching range of disciplines.
  • Journal of Aircraft (1964–current): Focusing on major advances in aircraft technology, this journal covers major development in general aviation, military and civilian aircraft, STOL and V/STOL aircraft, subsonic, supersonic, transonic, and hypersonic aircraft as well as applications on aircraft technology to related fields.
  • Journal of Energy (1977–1983): You can now search ARC and retrieve papers from this out-of-print journal that was devoted to advancing the knowledge of terrestrial and space applications of all forms of energy, including its production, transformation, and conservation.
  • Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics (1978–current): Keep pace with the research and engineering applications that are driving new generations of high-performance air and space vehicles — both manned and unmanned.
  • Journal of Hydronautics (1967–1981): You can now search ARC and retrieve papers from this out-of-print journal that explored the theoretical and experimental knowledge of hydrodynamics, including propulsion systems and the design of underwater vehicles, highlighting the intersection between ocean and aerospace science and engineering.
  • Journal of Propulsion and Power (1985–current): Discover advances in air-breathing, electric, and advanced propulsion, plus power generation and conversion, and terrestrial energy systems in the Journal of Propulsion and Power.
  • Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets (1964–current): This journal features the best new work in spacecraft and missile systems (tactical and strategic), including subsystems, applications, missions, environmental interactions, and space sciences.
  • Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer (1987–2002): Explore the latest developments in thermal energy transfer and storage — in gases, liquids, and solids.

AIAA’s Predecessor Society Journal Archives

  • Bulletin of the American Interplanetary Society (1930–1932): This bimonthly newsletter of the American Interplanetary Society (later known as the American Rocket Society) shared the wonders of space travel with the fledgling society’s members.
  • Astronautics (1932–1944): Published monthly by the American Interplanetary Society, this formal newsletter replaced the Bulletin of the American Interplanetary Society.
  • Journal of the Aeronautical Sciences (1934–1957) and Journal of the Aerospace Sciences (1958-1962): The monthly journal of the Institute of the Aeronautical Science (later the Institute of the Aerospace Sciences) published scientific and technical articles along with member news.
  • Journal of Jet Propulsion (1954–1958): This journal published by the American Rocket Society was devoted to the advancement of the field of jet propulsion through the publication of original scientific papers and also shared society news.
  • ARS Journal (1959–1962): Originally published under the title Journal of Jet Propulsion the name change of this journal reflected the ever-broadening field of interest of the American Rocket Society. Papers were chosen for publication based on their pertinence to the general field of astronautics, the future significance of the research, and importance to the members of the society and the profession at large.

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  (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/)  (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-Blackwell

 

 

SAE Backfile now available, coverage 1906 – present

March 18th, 2015 by Robert Heyer-Gray

The papers from the Society of Automotive Engineers are now available to UC Davis users in full-text going back to 1906.  Previous access to papers was limited to 1998 – present.

http://digitallibrary.sae.org/quicksearch/

The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Digital Library provides access to thousands of SAE Technical Papers covering research in all areas of mobility engineering including ground vehicle, aerospace, off-highway, and manufacturing technology.

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: pse@ucdavis.edu.

 

 

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

December 11th, 2014 by Cory Craig

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

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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 (google.com or scholar.google.com) 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.

VPN-add-URL-with-google-scholar

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

For additional help with the VPN, see:  “How to Use The VPN” (2 minute video)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7cIDzJ2NYk

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 (http://uclibs.org/PID/263235), 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

Two Foundations and Trends journals now available

January 28th, 2014 by

The library has recently subscribed to Foundations and Trends in Electronic Design Automation. This joins our subscription to Foundations and Trends in Theoretical Computer Science. Both journals provide issue-length reviews of contemporary topics in these fields, which can serve as primers, introductions or reviews for researchers and students alike. For example, recent topics include Temperature-Aware Design and Management for 3D Multi-Core Architectures and Complexity of Linear Boolean Operators.

A similar series that the library subscribes to is the Morgan and Claypool Synthesis series, which provide comprehensive overviews and introductions to a wide variety of topics in engineering and computer science.

Please check these journals and series out and let us know what you think at pse@lib.ucdavis.edu!

Make: Magazine now available

January 14th, 2014 by

Thanks to a generous donation, the PSE library now has a current subscription and the complete print backfiles of Make: Magazine.

Make: Magazine (which is subtitled “technology on your time”) covers all kinds of do-it-yourself engineering projects, from building robots to balloon cameras to kinetic remote controls. There are four issues Make Magazine cover, September 2013a year, and each issue is packed full of fun ideas and projects.

You can find the current issues and backfiles of Make: in the Physical Sciences and Engineering library, downstairs on the lower level on the  current periodicals wall, at call number TK1 .M28.

We hope you enjoy our new copies of Make:, and if you use them to make your own projects be sure to bring pictures of the results into the library and we will put them on our bulletin board next to the LEGOs!