ebrary – nearly 40,000 more ebooks for UCB

Over the summer, the UC Berkeley Libraries licensed ebrary, a collection of nearly 40,000 ebooks in all disciplines. This rich resource provides online access to ebooks in public health, business, sociology, environmental sciences, life sciences, and more. It also offers many useful features:

  • Browse by subject area
  • Search across full-text content
  • Bookmark, highlight, and take notes with a free personal account

Ebrary requires the Reader plug-in or java client. See our tips on Getting started with ebrary for details.

Access is available from all campus computers. UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and students can also access this resource from off campus via the Library Proxy Server or campus VPN.

Important news for CrossFire users

All CrossFire users must update the domain name in their software client Connection Settings by September 30th. After September 30th, you will not be able to connect to Beilstein or Gmelin until you update the domain name to crossfire-acad.elsevier.com. Instructions are below. Also, XP/Vista users can now upgrade to CrossFire 7.1 which allows linking from Beilstein/Gmelin to UC-eLinks for easy access to online articles. XP users can also download Symyx Draw 3.0.1 (formerly MDL Draw) to use as the CrossFire structure editor.

Update CrossFire Domain Name (ALL CROSSFIRE USERS)
In CrossFire Commander:

  • Go to Options, then Connection Settings.
  • Highlight default.prf and click Edit.
  • Change the Host to crossfire-acad.elsevier.com.
  • Click OK and close the Server Profiles box.

The next time you connect to CrossFire, you may be prompted to re-enter the UCB userid and password.

CrossFire 7.1 Available for XP/Vista
To download and install the new CrossFire client, follow the steps on our installation instructions page. You’ll be prompted to uninstall 7.0, and during the setup don’t skip the step to add the Article Resolver URL–this is what makes the UC-eLinks connection work.

Symyx Draw 3.0.1 (formerly MDL Draw)
XP users can now download Symyx 3.0.1 to use CrossFire structure editor, see steps on our installation instructions page.