The UCSD Library has added access to over 4000 recent electronic books from Routledge, Earthscan, Focal Press, Ashgate, Psychology Press, and related imprints; thousands of additional titles will arrive during 2016 and 2017. Titles span the social sciences, humanities, education, health and social care, engineering and technology, urban planning, environmental management, law, and other topics.
Taylor & Francis platform works feature unlimited simultaneous user access, easy online viewing and printing, durable item links, and downloadable full-book PDF content, making them very suitable as targets for syllabi references.
This link offers a current snapshot of our active Taylor & Francis eBooks titles: http://www.tandfebooks.com/action/doSearch?EpubDate=[20150101+TO+20160831]&access=user&content=books&target=default&startPage=0&pageSize=20 [please allow 20 seconds or so for the large list to render]
Click here for the book titles cataloged in Roger thus far.
The Compendex database on Engineering Village will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance from Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 5:00 AM until Sunday, July 31 at 11:00 AM (PDT). To find other engineering article index databases, see a partial list at http://library.ucsd.edu/transitions/subject-areas/engineering.html or use the subject guides at http://ucsd.libguides.com/ .
The Library has recently acquired six additional modules of JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments. JoVE is a peer-reviewed scientific video journal–the first of its kind. The video articles are indexed in databases like PubMed and SciFinder. The new JoVE modules:
Along with the new modules, the Library now has 2 years’ access to JoVE’s Science Education collection for chemistry, 45 video demonstrations covering general, organic, and analytical chemistry techniques. We already have the collections for Basic Biology, Neuroscience, and Developmental Biology.
Open access, open data, open source, and other open scholarship practices are growing in popularity and necessity. However, widespread adoption of these practices has not yet been achieved. One reason is that researchers are uncertain about how sharing their work will affect their careers. We review literature demonstrating that open research is associated with increases in citations, media attention, potential collaborators, job opportunities, and funding opportunities. These findings are evidence that open research practices bring significant benefits to researchers relative to more traditional closed practices. more
Published July 7, 2016
Cite as eLife 2016;10.7554/eLife.16800
A free Library Carpentry workshop will be held in the Seuss Room in Geisel Library July 18-22 from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm. No coding experience is needed to take these lessons! Click here for details. This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems. The workshop is free but registration is required due to limited space of 50 participants. You may register for any or all days of the workshop.
Registration and Workshop Information:
Day One (jargon, regular expressions) – http://ucsd.libcal.com/event/2614294
Day Two (bash, shell) – http://ucsd.libcal.com/event/2614295
Day Three (Git, Github) – http://ucsd.libcal.com/event/2614296
Day Four (Open Refine) – http://ucsd.libcal.com/event/2614297
Day Five (office hours/open discussion, no registration needed)
Library Carpentry is part of the Carpentry movement, whose mission is to train researchers and librarians in the technological tools and computational skills needed in today’s research environment. Participants in the workshops can go on to become instructors, and can add lessons or improve current ones to better serve their specific discipline, thus building a dynamic and re-usable set of instructional material. Library Carpentry was initially a one-time event held in London, and there have been offshoots held in Australia, but this will be the very first Library Carpentry workshop held in the United States!
The IPv6 authentication issue with IEEE Xplore has been resolved. See below for details of the issue.
However, there is a chance a few users may still have access problems. If you cannot access IEEE on campus (on a networked computer or the protected wifi network).
- Go to http://ipv6-test.com/ for a diagnostic check. Take a screencap of the page once it finishes the check.
- Send the screencap to dkegel at ucsd dot edu or tmvogel at ucsd dot edu and let us know how you were trying to get to IEEE.
- For a short-term workaround, install and use the AnyConnect VPN client when trying to get IEEE content on your desktop or laptop (http://libraries.ucsd.edu/spaces/computing/remote-access/ – follow the instructions for your operating system). If you’re having the problem on the protected wifi, you may need to switch to the guest wifi while using VPN.
Some recent additions to our Popular Science Collection, including Hope Jahren’s Lab Girl.
Browse the new titles online, then click the book cover to get a call number. The books are shelved on the main (2nd) floor in the Geisel West Wing, near the Research Assistance Desk and New Books shelf. If the one you want is checked out, just place a request in the catalog to have the book recalled and held for you when it’s returned.
Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Library Research Prize at the Jacobs School of Engineering Research Expo. Every year the science and engineering librarians award prizes to 2 graduate students for demonstrating the best use of the engineering literature.
Jae-Young Jung (Materials Science)
Avoiding Brain Injury: A Comparative Analysis of the Woodpecker Skull
Advisor: Joanna M. McKittrick
|Byeongkeun Kang (ECE)
Real-Time Sign Language Fingerspelling Recognition Using Convolutional Neural Networks from Depth Map
Advisor: Truong Nguyen
Is Open Access Publishing right for you?
Expand the reach of your scholarly work
Workshop for Postdocs and Graduate Students
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Horizon Room, Career Services Center
Register at https://libraryopenaccess2016.eventbrite.com
The Library will hold a series of events this April in recognition of Earth Month 2016. The Climate Change at the Crossroads series salutes renowned climate scientists at the university’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography with three events that will shed light on different facets of climate change, including the need for a unified disciplinary approach, the impact of deceptive campaigns to confuse the public, and the importance of clear and accurate scientific communications. All events are free and open to the public, and will be held from 5:30 – 7:30 pm in the Seuss Room in Geisel Library. Reservations are recommended, see links below.
The Climate Change at the Crossroads series will kick off on Wednesday, April 6, with a talk by Veerabhadran Ramanathan, a distinguished professor of atmospheric and climate sciences at Scripps on Bending the Curve of Climate Change: Why Do We Need an Alliance Between Science, Religion & Policy? Read more…