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On December 16 the Parnassus Library's 2nd floor will close for the year-long construction of the new Teaching and Learning Center, which opens in January 2011. Several library services are moving to new locations as a result of this move:
The UCSF Library is a valuable resource for support of optics research.
For starters, the Library offers access to Optics InfoBase, a portal to the major journals published by the Optical Society of America. These include the Journal of the Optical Society of America (A and B); Optics Letters; and Optics & Photonics News.
The Library also provides comprehensive access to the SPIE Digital Library, a comprehensive resource for research in optical science and engineering, electronic imaging, biomedical optics, and microelectronics. The SPIE Digital Library grows significantly each year, and includes the complete text of over 280,000 articles published since 1990. Journals in the Library include the Proceedings of SPIE, the Journal of Biomedical Optics, Optical Engineering, the Journal of Electronic Imaging, and the Journal of Microlithography, Microfabrication, and Microsystems.
Since Summer 2008 the UC Libraries have been testing a pilot version of a replacement for the current Melvyl Catalog, which contains library holdings for all ten UC campuses. Members of the UCSF community are encouraged to test the pilot, called Melvyl@UCSF, and offer feedback on how well it meets their needs. The UCSF version is available at http://ucsf.worldcat.org/.
The pilot features a single interface that searches for physical and electronic sources at all UC Libraries, those of libraries around the world, and UC books digitized by Google. It also searches for article references in medicine and health, education, U.S. government publications, and general topics. UC-eLinks tells you whether UCSF has access to the articles.
Several new features have been implemented since the start of the pilot. You can now
California is the most populous state in America and one of the most diverse societies on the globe. For the health policy researcher, this means that California generates a trove of statistics that can be plumbed in order to develop and answer research questions.
Produced by the influential RAND Corporation, RAND California provides access to almost 150 statistical databases. These databases are updated at varying intervals and contain information from employment data to “quality of life” measures to government expenditures at the local, state, and federal level in California. Anyone in need of statistical information about the Golden State should visit RAND California before going anywhere else.
UCSF researchers looking to start a new journal should look no further than the University of California’s new and improved eScholarship. Designed to maximize access for readers and to increase citations for authors, eScholarship is entirely free. Authors maintain their copyright, and can freely distribute work in eScholarship as much as they would like. As Dr. Keith Yamamoto of UCSF says, “eScholarship can be seen as a call to action, challenging scholars to use its services to regain control over the distribution of their work.”
For more information about eScholarship, check out the 1 minute video on the eScholarship home page.
The Library's Research Software Licensing will simplify your purchase of annual research software. We offer discount licenses for SAS, PASW (formerly SPSS), JMP, NVivo, and SUDAAN. Our services are:
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