Knovel University Challenge 2013

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The Knovel University Challenge 2013 has begun!

Use Knovel to correctly answer a series of science and engineering questions for a chance to win a Samsung Chromebook, Roku 3 Streaming Media Player, and other prizes. The contest runs September 9 through December 1, and it is open to registered students at universities (such as UC Berkeley) with a current subscription to Knovel. There are weekly chances to win as well as the grand prize drawing at the end.

The deadline to enter for the grand prize drawing is 11:59:59 pm EST on December 2, 2013. Please see the Rules & Prizes for more information.

PeerJ memberships now sponsored by UCB Libraries


The Fong Optometry and Health Sciences Library and the Koshland Bioscience & Natural Resources Library are now sponsoring basic lifetime memberships for Berkeley researchers to PeerJ, a peer-reviewed open access biological, medical and health sciences journal. When an article has been accepted for publication in PeerJ, the basic lifetime membership fees for all Berkeley authors will be paid automatically by the Libraries.

For more information, please see:

This was originally posted in the Science & Engineering Libraries News blog

Roundtable: Bolton, His Maps, and the Bancroft Library

September 19th
Lewis Latimer Room, Faculty Club
12:00 PM

Led by Albert L. Hurtado, Travis Chair in Modern American History, University of Oklahoma, Author of Herbert Eugene Bolton: Historian of the American Borderlands

Herbert E. Bolton was director of the Bancroft Library from 1916 to 1942. His decisions about hiring and acquisitions guided the library’s development in ways that continue to shape Bancroft’s collections today. Bolton’s papers, among the most important manuscript collections in the Bancroft Library’s holdings, document his work as library director as well as his work as historian and member of the UC Berkeley History Department faculty.

Bolton was particularly well known for his detailed field work and production of maps of Spanish explorers. He also created impressive and sometimes quite large maps to support his signature course, History of the Americas. Professor Hurtado will explain the development of Bolton’s interest in cartography and its continuing importance in the Bancroft Library.

There is no one better qualified to shed light on Bolton’s legacy than Professor Hurtado. The community is invited to join us for this presentation. Please join us to kick off the Bancroft Round Tables for the 2013-2014 academic year!

New Books In Graduate Services in September


Cotton tenants : three families

Cotton Tenants: Three Families by James Agee with photographs by Walker Evans edited by John Summers

What does a Jew want? : on binationalism and other specters

What Does A Jew Want?: On Binationalism And Other Specters by Udi Aloni with Slavoj Zizek, Alain Badiou, and Judith Butler

Wallace Stevens and the demand of modernity

Wallace Stevens And The Demands Of Modernity: Toward A Phenomenology Of Value by Charles Altieri

For the time being : a Christmas oratorio

For The Time Being: A Christmas Oratorio by W.H. Auden edited by Alan Jacobs


Guilty (Revised Edition) by Georges Bataille translated and with an introduction by Stuart Kendall

Early writings, 1910-1917

Walter Benjamin: Early Writings, 1910-1917 edited by Howard Eiland

Philosophy of communication

Philosophy Of Communication edited by Briankle G. Chang and Garnet C. Butchart

Descartes' error : emotion, reason, and the human brain

Descartes’ Error: Emotion, Reason, And The Human Brain by Antonio Damasio

Pure immanence : essays on a life

Pure Immanence: Essays On A Life by Gilles Deleuze

Spinoza, practical philosophy

Spinoza: Practical Philosophy by Gilles Deleuze

Through the language glass : why the world looks different in other languages

Through The Language Glass: Why The World Looks Different In Other Languages by Guy Deutscher

The Missing of the Somme.

The Missing Of The Somme by Geoff Dyer

Why Marx was right

Why Marx Was Right by Terry Eagleton

digital memory and the archive

Digital Memory And The Archive by Wolfgang Ernst

Security, territory, population : lectures at the Collège de France, 1977-78

Security, Territory, Population: Lectures At The College De France, 1977-1978 by Michel Foucault

The Anarchist : a play

The Anarchist by David Mamet

The savage anomaly : the power of Spinoza's metaphysics and politics / [...] XA-GB

The Savage Anomaly: The Power Of Spinoza’s Metaphysics And Politics by Antonio Negri translated by Michael Hardt

Poems retrieved

Poems Retrieved by Frank O’Hara edited by Don Allen

Proletarian nights : the workers' dream in nineteenth-century France

Proletarian Nights: The Workers’ Dream In Nineteenth-Century France by Jacques Ranciere

Living up to death

Living Up To Death by Paul Ricoeur

Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley by Muriel Spark with an introduction by Michael Schmidt

William Stafford : an annotated bibliography

William Stafford: An Annotated Bibliography by James W. Pirie

Plain English for lawyers

Plain English For Lawyers 5th edition by Richard C. Wydick

New Books In Graduate Services In August


Airmail : the letters of Robert Bly and Tomas Tranströmer

Airmail: The Letters Of Robert Bly and Tomas Transtromer edited by Thomas R. Smith

Signature Derrida.

Signature Derrida by Jacques Derrida edited and with a preface by Jay Williams and introduction by Francoise Meltzer

A companion to Foucault

A Companion To Foucault edited by Christopher Falzon, Timothy O’Leary, and Jana Sawicki

Daddy Love

Daddy Love by Joyce Carol Oates

The years

The Cambridge Edition Of The Works Of Virginia Woolf: The Years edited by Anna Snaith

Improve your chemical information search – SciFinder Seminar, Oct 16

Graduate students, come attend the SciFinder Seminar and Demonstration with Dr. Kaushik Patel from the Chemical Abstracts Service of the American Chemical Society.

Seminar Abstract

October 16, 2013 (Wednesday)
11 am – 12 pm

Kresge Engineering Library
Training Room 110 MD
110 Bechtel Engineering Center (map)

Lunch provided after; please RSVP.