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As of June 30, 2011, Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) ceased to support the client version of SciFinder. The only way for UCSF users to access SciFinder is through the web version.
The Library is pleased to present a new set of online guides, designed to help you discover the best databases, books and journals, and strategies for your research topic. Save time by accessing only the most relevant resources, hand-picked by your UCSF librarians!
Explore our new guides:
On June 24, 2011, the current Melvyl database of UC Libraries' holdings will be retired as the University of California Libraries move to the Next Generation Melvyl search tool, powered by OCLC's WorldCat Local. The new Melvyl was released as a pilot in April 2008 and has proven to be an invaluable search tool for all researchers: students, faculty, staff, and the public.
This news item has been updated, 10/6/2011
In order to provide more ebook content to UCSF, the Library ran a trial with four ebook providers through May 31, 2011. The trials were made available to all UCSF students, staff, and faculty on the UCSF network and via VPN.
Three of the providers (ebrary, MyiLibrary, and R2 Library) have full text ebooks from multiple publishers, while the Elsevier trial was for selected subject areas from a single publisher:
Now you can listen to library books as well as read them! We've added audiobooks to the Popular Reading Collection located in the Parnassus Campus Library.
A small selection of audiobooks is currently available, including The Devotion of Suspect X, The Inner Circle, Mr. Chartwell, The Paris Wife, The Red Garden, and The Weird Sisters. More selections will be added in the coming months.
The audiobooks join the existing collection of popular fiction and nonfiction books, magazines, and newspapers. See a list of books available.
Please let us know how you like the audiobooks, or the Popular Reading Collection in general, by sending a message to Julia Kochi.
Did you know that you can have a book or bound journal held for you at the library service desk of your choice? Just follow these simple steps:
We send many of our notices via email. Please make sure your borrowing account is up to date.
If you need assistance, contact the Service Desk at Parnassus or Mission Bay.
UCSF Mobile Web has a new look and now offers campus maps! Search for a specific building, choose from a list of locations, or view a whole map of the Parnassus or Mission Bay campus. You can even examine parts of the maps in "street view."
What else can you do with UCSF Mobile Web?
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