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arXiv user survey

April 8th, 2016 by Robert Heyer-Gray

Dear Colleagues,

As noted in our recent update, 2016 is the 25th anniversary of arXiv, an important milestone. We are engaged in a series of vision-setting activities and, as part of this process, we are implementing a user survey to help us improve arXiv and clarify future directions for the service in a way that best serves the user community:

Click here to start arXiv survey
We need your help in reaching out to the user community. Please share the link far and wide and encourage scientists, researchers, and students to complete the survey. If you or your institution is active on social media please post the link freely. The survey will close on April 27. The responses we gather will help us plan the future for arXiv and continue to provide a service that is based on actual user needs and experiences.

With appreciation,


Oya Y. Rieger, Ph.D.

Associate University Librarian

arXiv Program Director

Scholarly Resources & Preservation Services

Cornell University Library

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:

APS Journals Down – Problem Resolved

March 4th, 2011 by Robert Heyer-Gray

We currently have no online access to the APS Journals: Physical Review Letters and Physical Review A-E.

APS has been notified of the problem and it should be resolved shortly.

PSE Library moving into Shields by 2011

October 21st, 2009 by Karen Andrews

UPDATE: The process of restructuring the science libraries is on hold. Broader consultation will take place and a Task Force will reconsider options before any decision is made on the future of the PSE Library collections and services. –Karen Andrews, Head, PSE Library

This is an important update on the future of the UC Davis Physical Sciences & Engineering Library.
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INSPEC moving to Web of Science site

April 8th, 2009 by Karen Andrews

INSPEC (Information in the Sciences, Physics, Electrical/Electronics and Computers), is moving to the Web of Science platform on April 20. INSPEC is the most comprehensive article index for these disciplines. It covers conference proceedings, workshops, seminars and books in addition to standard journal articles.

Special features are the ability to get review articles, limit topic by experimental or theoretical approach, applications, and do numerical range searching for properties of materials. One can search for articles on astronomical objects or chemical compounds. The INSPEC database will also be searchable via the current Ovid interface through June 30, 2009.

Access INSPEC here, or through the PSE Library database list. (Note: you must be on campus or logged in through the VPN for this to work. From this link, you will be able to choose whether you want to search through Ovid or Web of Science).