New Science Databases

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The Library is happy to announce the addition of a number of major databases to our digital collections. This post is the second in a series that will highlight important additions to our online resources. Below we focus on just a few of our newest collections in the sciences, and we invite you to peruse a more complete list of our newest databases as well.

Elsevier Earth and Planetary Sciences Legacy 1 Collection
This ebook collection includes a selection of traditional earth science topics like seismology, plate tectonics and mineralogy, but also gives us electronic access to a wide range of interdisciplinary titles that cover planetary atmospheres, earth surface processes, alternative energy, rock and soil mechanics, earthquake engineering, chemical engineering and resource exploration, remote sensing and GIS. See, for example, titles such as Triassic-Jurassic Rifting and Planets and their Atmospheres.

Digital Sanborn Maps
Access to more than 660,000 large-scale maps of more than 12,000 American towns and cities. Sanborn maps are historical tools for urban specialists, social historians, architects, geographers, genealogists, local historians, planners, environmentalists. Founded in 1867 by D. A. Sanborn, the Sanborn Map Company was the primary American publisher of fire insurance maps for nearly 100 years.

Springer Behavioral Science and Medicine eCollection Book Archives
Access over 1,400 ebooks in the behavioral sciences and 7,500 titles in medicine, all of which will be available in Oskicat.

These purchases were made possible in large part with new library funding that resulted from the Commission on the Future of the UC Berkeley Library charged under EVCP George Breslauer and Chair, Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate, Elizabeth Deakin.  For more information, read the Commission Report and Response.