Scopus Access Available through December 2015

The California Digital Library (CDL) is pleased to be able to fund another year of Scopus access for the UC campuses. Scopus ( is a large interdisciplinary abstract and citation database of research literature and selected web sites developed by the publisher Elsevier.

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Following an extensive evaluation by the Scopus Task Force and a review of the Task Force’s recommendations, CDL has agreed to fund another year of Scopus for all campuses, with continued access through December 2015. UC Berkeley will decide by November 2015 whether to continue participating in a shared license for Scopus.

New Books In Graduate Services In February 2015

On the government of the living : lectures at the Collège de France, 1979-1980

On The Government Of The Living: Lectures At The College De France, 1979-1980 by Michel Foucault edited by Michel Senellart

Lectures on the history of philosophy 1825-6. Vol. 1, Introduction and Oriental philosophy, together with the introductions from the other series of these lectures

Lectures On The History Of Philosophy, 1825-6 Volume 1: Introduction And Oriental Philosophy by G.W.F. Hegel translated and edited by Robert F. Brown

The intervals of cinema

The Intervals Of Cinema by Jacques Ranciere

The tunnel

The Tunnel by Dorothy Richardson edited by Stephen Ross and Tara Thomson

The collected poems of Dylan Thomas : the new centenary edition

The Collected Poems Of Dylan Thomas edited by John Goodby

Archivkorper: Eine Geschichte Historischer Einbildungskraft by Mario Wimmer

Grant Proposal Workshops

Photo by Steve McConnell / UC Berkeley

Get a headstart on defining your research question, developing a project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget for a grant proposal by attending a workshop on February 17th or 19th.

The February 17th workshop will help upper-division undergraduates in STEM fields who are preparing to apply for the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF).

The February 19th workshop is open to all UC Berkeley students regardless of academic discipline. It will be especially useful for upper-division undergraduates preparing to write a senior honors thesis, as well as those applying for graduate school or considering a career in fundraising for nonprofits. Undergraduates, graduates, and visiting scholars are welcome.

Come to the workshops with a specific topic in mind. Your idea can be broad, but you’ll get the most out of the workshop if you can apply it to a specific research interest.

February 17th Workshop

When: 4:30-6pm

Where: 9 Durant Hall

February 19th Workshop

When: 11:30am-12:30pm

Where: 9 Durant Hall

Bancroft Roundtable Discusses the Campanile

Photo By Keegan Houser

How tall is the Campanile tower? Did someone once catch a football dropped from the observation deck? Was the design really based on the Campanile San Marco in Venice?

When Steven Finacom started researching this topic over a year ago, he quickly discovered that many of the “facts” about the iconic tower aren’t necessarily true, and many have ambiguous and complicated origins.

Finacom, past President of the Berkeley Historical Society and columnist for the Berkeley Voice newspaper, will share his findings at the first Bancroft Roundtable discussion of Spring 2015, “The Campanile at 100: Researching What We Thought We Knew,” which will take place in the Lewis-Latimer Room of The Faculty Club at 12pm on Thursday, February 19.

While sleuthing out the actual, and intriguing, history of the Berkeley campus centerpiece, Finacom has relied on the collections of the Bancroft Library and the UC Berkeley Newspapers and Microforms Library.

Bancroft Roundtables are informal talks that offer the campus community insight into the collections and people who make The Bancroft Library such a great resource.