The California Digital Library (CDL) is pleased to be able to fund another year of Scopus access for the UC campuses. Scopus (http://www.scopus.com/) is a large interdisciplinary abstract and citation database of research literature and selected web sites developed by the publisher Elsevier.
» Here are some Scopus tutorials.
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.
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
Where: 9 Durant Hall
February 19th Workshop
Where: 9 Durant Hall
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.