New electronic resources

The library subscribes to more than 900 premium online information sources. To learn more about what we’ve added in the last month, see our list of new resources.

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DELETED since last update:

  • CEIC Global: subscription cancelled
  • Dance on Disc
  • Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (via Britannica online): subscription cancelled
  • Oxford Scholarship Online – Philosophy: now listed under Oxford Scholarship Online


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To find out more about any of our electronic resources, search its title here.




Roundtable: California on the Breadlines: Dorothea Lange, Paul Taylor, and the Making of a New Deal

September 16th, Faculty Club

Led by Jan Goggans, Professor, School of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts at UC Merced

The First Bancroft Round Table of the Fall Semester will take place on Thursday, September 16th, at noon, in the traditional Lewis-Latimer Room of the Faculty Club.  Jan Goggans, a founding faculty member of University of California Merced, will give a talk about her newly published book “California on the Breadlines: Dorothea Lange, Paul Taylor, and the Making of a New Deal Narrative.”

Dorothea Lange is of course one of America’s most famous photographers, producing iconic images of Dust Bowl migrants in the fields of California. Her husband, Paul Schuster Taylor, was a UC Berkeley professor, one of the great creative sociologists of the 20th century, and her collaborator on their great work, “An American Exodus: a Record of Human Erosion.”  His papers, filled with reports on the struggles of migrant workers all over the country, are among the most heavily used collections at Bancroft. The story of their developing partnership and its impact our perceptions of the history of California and “The Golden West” is both fascinating and important.

The campus community is welcome to join us at this informal noontime event.  Bancroft Round Tables aim to bring to the attention of the campus community the rich resources of our Library in many diverse fields.  The Taylor and Lange materials at Bancroft are among our most important collections about the modern west.

OskiCat and proxy server downtime Sept 12-13

The following services will be unavailable from 10pm on Sunday, September 12 through 1 am on Monday, September 13, due to a software update:

  • OskiCat, the UC Berkeley library catalog (including searching, request, and renewal functions).
  • UCB call number and availability information in both versions of Melvyl.
  • The library proxy server for accessing licensed electronic resources (VPN will still work).

Other than that, the Library web site will not be affected.