Help us improve Melvyl

The UC Libraries are trying to get a better understanding of how people use Melvyl, and we need your help!

We are looking for UC Berkeley juniors, seniors, and graduate students, who would like to show us how you use the Melvyl system.  If you use Melvyl for your academic work, we’re interested in speaking with you.

These sessions will take place on Thursday, April 26 in Moffitt Library.  In exchange for about an hour of your time, we’ll give you a $25 gift certificate to the Cal Student Store.

If you are interested in helping us, please sign up at by Wednesday, April 18.

If you have questions about this project, please email Lynn Jones:
ljones [at]

SAE Digital Library

Access to the full-text SAE Digital Library is currently unavailable due to licensing problems. Search this index to identify SAE technical papers, books, conferences, and standards from 1906 to the present.

The Kresge Engineering Library has the SAE technical papers available in microfiche from 1984-2004 at call number MICROFICHE 22983. Selected technical papers are included in the SAE Transactions, which are available at call number TL1.S6 from 1966 to the present. Older volumes are in storage at NRLF and articles can be retrieved from them.

2005-2006 papers are available on the Engineering Library’s public computers. Right now, if you need any technical papers after 2006, please come and see us so we can evaluate the best way to get them. We apologize for this inconvenience. Please address any questions to

Roundtable: Manuel Lozada’s Indigenous Rebellion

The third Bancroft Round Table of the Spring Semester will take place on Thursday, April 19th at noon in the Lewis-Latimer Room of the Faculty Club. Diana Negrin da Silva, Ph. D. Candidate in the Dept. of Geography at UC Berkeley and Bancroft Study Award Recipient will give a talk entitled “Manuel Lozada’s Indigenous Rebellion: ­A 19th Century Tale of Capital, Race, and the Struggle over Territory in Mexico.”

On January 23, 1873, rebel leader Manuel Lozada was captured by the forces of General Ramón Corona in a battle on the outskirts of Guadalajara. Shortly thereafter he was taken to Tepic and publicly executed. Lozada had led a prolonged agrarian revolt that shook the western territories of the current states of Jalisco and Nayarit. His forces were largely comprised of indigenous and mestizo fighters whose lands had been taken by large plantation owners in the wake of the liberal reforms begun by President Benito Juárez in 1857. This revolt preceded Emiliano Zapata’s famous call for “Land and Liberty” but it also epitomizes power struggles going on in the cities of Guadalajara and Tepic during key moments of their urban development.

The tale of the rivalry between a rural mestizo bandit-turned-rebel leader and a Creole liberal general that culminated in the 1873 battle illuminates the complex political economic and ethnic transformations that were taking place in the 19th century Mexican west. Marbled into the story one discovers the machinations of British and Panamanian capitalists and several generations worth of Nayari (Cora) and Wixárika (Huichol) indigenous rebels. The tangled relationship between the cities of Guadalajara and Tepic further complicates this dramatic story.

The Campus community is welcome to join us at what should be an entertaining account of an important precursor to the Mexican Revolution. Bancroft Round Tables aim to showcase the rich collections of our library, in this case, our enormous resources for students of Mexican history.