April 19th, 2016 by Cory Craig
NCBI to assist UC Davis in June hackathon
From June 13th to 15th, NCBI will assist the University of California Davis in hosting a biomedical data science hackathon in Davis, CA, focusing on advanced bioinformatics analysis of next generation sequencing data and metadata. This event is for students, postdocs, investigators and other researchers already engaged in the use of pipelines for genomic analyses from next-generation sequencing data or metadata.* Researchers and/or data scientists from the west coast of the United States are especially encouraged to apply, but the event is open to anyone selected for the hackathon, and able to travel to Davis.
February 3rd, 2016 by Cory Craig
The IEEE Xplore Digital Library covers electrical engineering, computer science and electronics and provides access to scientific and technical content published by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers).
If you need help with IEEE Xplore, contact the PSE Library Reference Desk, Mon-Fri 1-5pm
* by email: email@example.com
* phone: (530) 752‑0540
* or in-person
Not working in electrical engineering? See the: full list of Physical Sciences & Engineering databases or PSE Subject Guides to find the best database for your discipline.
January 4th, 2016 by Cory Craig
From: Frank W. Kunkle <Kunkle@SIAM.ORG>:
On January 5, SIAM (Society for Industrial & Applied Mathematics) will release a significantly modernized set of LaTeX2e Macro files for use with 11 of our journals. A corresponding upgrade to macros for our 4 exclusively online journals will follow.
The revised SIAM Standard Macro set includes such new features as cross-referencing commands with hyperlinking, integrated support for supplemental materials, the automatic generation of bookmarks corresponding to section headings, and the ability to generate PDF files directly with PDFLaTeX and PostScript via LaTeX and DVIPS. A “review” mode with line numbers and colored links to assist referees and editors is now supported and its use encouraged. Bibliography support has been updated for DOI, URL, EPRINT, and arXiv references. The macro file package includes greatly improved and expanded guide and example files, along with an additional template file for supplementary materials.
This work has been completed in tandem with an initiative to support PDFLaTeX, allowing journal authors to submit figures in PDF, JPEG, PNG, and EPS format. Previously, SIAM asked authors to provide figures in EPS format alone.
A committee led by Tammy Kolda and consisting of Nick Gould, Doug Arnold, and Randy LeVeque worked with SIAM staff members James Haines and Kelly Thomas to make the upgrades possible.
For questions or more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 (search.proquest.com) will not be available; users will be re-directed to a webpage explaining the scheduled maintenance.
Please contact ProQuest Technical Support (email@example.com) 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
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.
April 13th, 2015 by Robert Heyer-Gray
Trial Database: AccessEngineering
Dates: Now through May 15, 2015
Contact: Bob Heyer-Gray
The UC Davis Libraries are pleased to offer trial access to McGraw-Hill’s AccessEngineering, a database that provides full-text access to engineering handbooks, instructional videos, downloadable calculators, interactive tables and graphs, student study guides, and global engineering news.
Access this trial database through May 15, 2015.
Feedback: Your feedback on the usefulness of this resource for teaching, learning, and research is much appreciated. Please e-mail the contact above with your thoughts on AccessEngineering.
Note: Access is through IP authentication for on campus access. For off campus access, please use the VPN.
March 3rd, 2015 by
Teaching with Wikipedia workshop
Friday March 13, 2-3pm
165 Shields Library (Shields Library Instruction Lab)
Students use Wikipedia — but have you ever thought of asking them to contribute content to Wikipedia? In this short workshop, LiAnna Davis and Jami Mathewson from the Wiki Education Foundation will explain best practices for using Wikipedia as a teaching tool. In contributing content to Wikipedia, students gain skills in media literacy, fact-based writing, research, collaboration, and critical thinking. You’ll learn how Wiki Ed can support you and your students in this innovative service learning assignment.
Questions? Please contact Phoebe Ayers, firstname.lastname@example.org, 752-9948
October 10th, 2014 by
The UC Open Access Policy (http://osc.universityofcalifornia.edu/open-access-policy/ or http://uc-oa.info) was passed by the UC Academic Senate on July 24, 2013, and is going into effect for all UC campuses, including UC Davis, on November 1, 2014. The policy grants UC faculty the right to make their articles freely available to the public by depositing a pre-publication copy in an open access repository. What does this policy mean for faculty at UC Davis?
Come to this talk by Catherine Mitchell of the California Digital Library (CDL), who will describe the tools and services that CDL is developing to support the policy, and Dr. Robert Powell of Chemical Engineering, who will give background on the policy and its passage through the UC Senate. Afterwards a Q&A panel will be held with the speakers, UC Davis librarians and open access researchers to answer questions and discuss the implications of the policy and open access.
This talk is being held during Open Access Week 2014, an annual international event to raise awareness about open access issues.
- Catherine Mitchell and Dr. Robert Powell on the UC OA policy: talk and discussion
- Wednesday, October 22, 2014
- Shields Library, Nelle Branch Room, 2nd floor (at the far end of the main reading room)
Questions? Contact Phoebe Ayers, email@example.com
August 29th, 2014 by
Here is a good link to various resources, including webcam feeds, to follow the two volcanic eruptions that happened recently: Bárðarbunga in Iceland and Mount Tavurvur in Papua New Guinea. An overview news story about both eruptions from NPR is here, and a story from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation about Mt. Tavurur is here.
For Iceland, you can follow volcano news through the Icelandic national broadcasting agency in English here. For Tavurvur, there is an overview page and link to news here. You can also follow global volcano reports through this site from the Smithsonian and USGS. Here is a Q&A from National Geographic about Icelandic volcanoes.
Want to know more about volcanoes in general? See the Volcanoes page of the Geology LibGuide for reference books and databases.
August 25th, 2014 by
The USGS has a page with scientific information about the magnitude 6.0 earthquake that hit the Napa area this weekend. You may also want to use their “Did You Feel It?” service to report if you felt the earthquake; this helps build a “community intensity map” of impact.
If you want to know more about earthquakes in California in general, see the USGS California Earthquake page, and for library resources visit the Earthquakes section of the Geology Libguide to find databases for articles, reference works, and the contact information of the Geology librarian.
Professor John Rundle from Geology gave a TV interview on the history and the science of the quake, which you can see here.