Vendor visit: Alexander Street Press

A representative from Alexander Street Press will be here on Tuesday, August 27 from 10-11. We will meet in 212/218 Doe Library conference area. She’s hoping to get us interested some of ASP’s new offerings including: VAST: Academic Video Online, LGBT Studies Video and LGBT Thought and Culture, Twentieth Century Religious Thought, Asian Studies in Video, Silent Film Online, New World Cinema, Filmakers Library Online, Video Journal of Counseling and Therapy, Ethnographic Video Online (2nd edition), World Newsreels Online, 1929-1966, and their All Music Package among other resources.

(212/218 Doe is keycode access so just knock to have someone let you in.)

Win a $25 gift card to the Cal Student Store!

Get to know the Physical Sciences and Engineering Libraries by taking our 10 question quiz! Learn about the resources we offer and the variety of study spaces we have available at the Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Physics – Astronomy, Engineering, Mathematics – Statistics, and Earth Sciences & Maps Libraries.

Four lucky students will win $25 gift cards to the Cal Student Store!

The quiz is open until September 6, 12:00 PM. See the full quiz rules at

Fall Semester ~ Welcome Week Tours

The Bioscience & Natural Resources Library offer drop-in tours of the library to cover electronic resources, collections & services..

Find out where course reserves are located, how to find ebooks, what to do about articles, get access when are you aren’t on campus…

Tuesday, August 20, 1:15pm-2:00pm
Wednesday, August 21, 11:15am-12:00pm
Tuesday, August 27, 11:15am-12:00pm
Wednesday, August 28, 1:15p,-2:00pm

Tours and Instruction sessions can be scheduled anytime,
contact the Librarians, Susan Koskinen or Elliott Smith.

Springer launches full book download feature

As announced on the LIBLICENSE-L listserv:

“Springer is pleased to introduce the ‘full book download functionality’ on SpringerLink and Springer for R&D in response to the high demand for this feature by our authors, researchers and library customers. This new functionality allows users to download all chapters of a book in one go. In addition to this feature, users can view an eBook on SpringerLink and Springer for R&D through the LookInside, and download the individual chapters as PDF and/ or HTML format. The chapter level and full book PDF is available to subscribed users without restrictions. The LookInside always shows some sample pages to unsubscribed users, and the full chapter to subscribed users.”