Database and RefWorks downtime

Research databases branded ProQuest, CSA, and Chadwyck-Healey, along with the RefWorks website, will be down for maintenance from 7pm to 11pm on Saturday, December 5, 2009.

This outage will affect an unusually large number of our databases. The following is only a partial list:

  • AltPress Watch
  • American Periodicals Series
  • Archive Finder
  • Black Studies Center
  • Digital Sanborn Maps
  • Dissertations and Theses (Dissertation Abstracts)
  • ERIC via CSA
  • Ethnic NewsWatch
  • GenderWatch
  • Gerritsen Collection (women’s history)
  • Historical Annual Reports
  • Historical Newspapers
  • Literature Online
  • MLA International Bibliography
  • NTIS
  • PAIS International
  • ProQuest Newspapers
  • PsycInfo
  • Research Library

For a more complete list, search on proquest or csa or chadwyck here. For alternative databases to use during that time, see our Electronic Resource Finder.

24 hour study hall at Moffitt and Doe libraries is back!

Thanks to a generous gift from two Cal parents, the popular 24 hour Study Hall that has become traditional in the Gardner (Doe) Stacks and Moffitt Library during final exams will return this academic year. Budget cuts had made it necessary to discontinue the 24 hour Study Hall, but this wonderful donation from Richard and Lisa Steiny will allow the Library to provide this service once again. Here is an article from the Daily Cal about this (with a quote from a Public Health student!)

Fall finals covers Thursday, December 10 at 8 am through Saturday, December 19 at 5 pm. During this period, the Gardner (Main) Stacks and Moffitt Library will be open 24 hours for students to study; the Moffitt Microcomputer Lab and FSM Cafe will also be open during those hours.

Current information on hours of operation (including Reference Desk hours) for all the UCB libraries is available here.