Journalist Mark Johnson to Discuss “Dirty Game of Doping in Sports”

mark_johnson_headshotSports journalist and University of California San Diego alumnus Mark Johnson will take guests inside the metaphorical locker room to share the real dope on doping in professional sports, the focus of his new book, published in July 2016.  On Thursday, October 20, Johnson will discuss Spitting in the Soup: Inside the Dirty Game of Doping in Sports, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Geisel Library’s Seuss Room on the UC San Diego campus. The UC San Diego Library event, open to the public and free of charge, will include a reception and a book signing. Click here to RSVP.

During the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Johnson was catapulted to the op-ed pages of the Washington Post and the airwaves of ESPN, where he shared his insights on the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) decision not to impose a blanket ban on Russia for its doping record. At his October 20 talk, Johnson will opine on the recent Olympics, and shed light on the complex relationships that underlie elite sports culture—the essence of which, he says, is not to play fair but to push the boundaries of human performance and broadcast “the potency of nation states.” Read more…

Springer & Nature access restored Sunday

Update: Springer and Nature sites are back online as of 10 am Sunday. (Outage was since 6:30 am PDT Saturday). Apologies for the inconvenience if you wanted to read an e-book or e-journal on Saturday.  If you experience any problems, please contact us at Ask a Librarian (email, phone, or in person) and we’ll assist you.


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BrowZine – Stay Current with Your Favorite Scholarly Journals

UC San Diego faculty, staff and students now have access to BrowZine. It’s a service that allows you to browse, organize, read and keep up with your favorite scholarly journals licensed by UC San Diego, either on your desktop/laptop via their website, or through an app on your mobile device. BrowZine covers arts, humanities, social science, engineering and science journals from hundreds of commercial, society, and university press publishers. We have licensed it through June 2018, at which point we will decide whether or not to continue licensing, based on usage, available funding, and user feedback.

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More Titles at Your Fingertips: New Taylor & Francis e-books

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:[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.

New JoVE Modules Available

JoVE logoThe 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.

How open science helps researchers succeed

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


Psychiatrist Joel Dimsdale Deciphers Psyche of Nazi Leaders in New Book

AnatomyofMaliceCoverAfter World War II came to an end in 1945, the mass killing and sheer devastation wrought by the Nazis off the battlefield began to emerge in shocking detail. Some 11 million civilians—both Jews and non-Jews, including about 1.5 million children—were killed during the Holocaust. When the Allies convened the international war crimes trial in Nuremberg, American psychiatrist Douglas Kelley and psychologist Gustave Gilbert conducted extensive psychiatric interviews, IQ tests, and Rorschach inkblot tests, in an attempt to grasp and shed light on the psychological profiles of the Third Reich leadership.

University of California San Diego Psychiatrist Joel Dimsdale, equipped with the tools of modern psychiatry, psychology, and neuroscience, takes a fresh look at the unsettling findings in his new book, Anatomy of Malice: The Enigma of the Nazi War Criminals (Yale University Press, May 2016). Dimsdale, a distinguished professor emeritus in the Department of Psychiatry will discuss and sign copies of his book on Thursday, May 12, 2016, at a talk sponsored by the UC San Diego Library. The event is open to the public and will be held at 4:30 p.m. in Geisel Library in the Seuss Room on the UC San Diego campus. The UC San Diego Bookstore will provide copies of the book for purchase. The event is free of charge but reservations are suggested and can be made at: AnatomyOfMaliceDimsdale.eventbrite.comRead more…

New Popular Science Books – May 2016

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.


Open Access Publishing Workshop (for Grads, Postdocs) – April 26

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Workshop for Postdocs and Graduate Students
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Horizon Room, Career Services Center

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New Popular Science Reading – March 2016

Just in time for spring break.

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.


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