Statista – Statistical Database

Have you ever needed a chart or graph for your project to give it a little pizazz? Then, take a look at Statista!

Statista, a newly licensed statistical database, has a wealth of statistics on a variety of topics from the sciences to business, and more. For example, you can find charts on:

  • The global consumption of biofuels
  • Global agricultural greenhouse emissions
  • A ranking of the countries with the most Nobel Laureates in Physics and Chemistry

Statista is easy to search. It provides charts, graphs, tables, and infographics that you can download and use in your projects.

Acreage of GMOs Worldwide 2004-2013

Take a look today!

IEEE Xplore: Search vs. Research video

IEEE has released a new video on IEEE Xplore: Search vs Research that highlights the advantages to using IEEE Xplore to search and discover journal, conferences, books, and standards published by IEEE and its publishing partners.

Screenshot from IEEE Xplore Search versus Research video

IEEE Xplore includes more than three million documents from some of the most highly-cited publications in electrical engineering, computer science, and related fields.

Check out for more videos from IEEE including lectures, award ceremonies, educational content, and information on IEEE products.

ProQuest and RefWorks downtime January 16

ProQuest will be unavailable from 7 p.m. on Saturday, January 16 until 3 a.m. on Sunday, January 17 due to scheduled maintenance. RefWorks will also be unavailable at that time.

This outage will affect a number of our databases including the following:

  • Agricola
  • Dissertations and Theses (Dissertation Abstracts)
  • Earthquake Engineering Abstracts
  • Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management
  • GeoRef
  • Historical Newspapers
  • PAIS International
  • PsycInfo
  • Sociological Abstracts

New Database: GIDEON: the world’s premier Global Infectious Disease knowledge management tool

Gideon Logo

We are happy to announce that GIDEON (Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network) has been licensed for UCB use!

GIDEON’s Infectious diseases module facilitates diagnoses, and tracks information on Infectious Diseases from around the globe.

  • Include tabs on Diagnosis, Diseases, Travel, Drugs and Vaccines.
  • The Microbiology module, allows you to identify a taxon based on its phenotypic characteristics and view a list of the typical positive and negative reactions for a specified organism and compare the reactions of two or more species.

Gideon Screenshot

Check out the Video Tutorials, Tutorial, and GIDEON Cases, which provide examples of how you can use GIDEON.

Connoisseur of Number Sequences: Q&A with Neil Sloane

Quanta Magazine last week published an article about the Online Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences (OEIS) along with a great interview with its creator, Neil Sloane. The OEIS “contains more than a quarter of a million different sequences of numbers that arise in different mathematical contexts.” Check out the interesting article and the OEIS itself!

Scientific American Archive

Title page of Scientific American supplement volume 7

UC campuses now have access to the Scientific American Archive as well as the Supplement issues and Builders Edition issues on the Scientific American platform. This valuable resource consists of high-quality scans of more than 133,000 articles published in Scientific American from 1845-2005. You can browse the issues, read entire issues as PDF files, and search across the full archive. As noted by the publisher, these archive collections “provide unique insight into historic breakthroughs in science, technology, medicine and architecture.”

PeerJ Open Access Expands to Feature Computer Sciences

photo of a mid-20th century computer

Announced in February 2015, PeerJ Computer Sciences is a new, cross-disciplinary, open-access journal publishing articles across all fields of computer science. This new journal is an offshoot of already established, PeerJ, an open-access, peer reviewed online journal that publishes original research in the biological, medical and health sciences. Both journals maintain rigorous peer-review standards while committed to rapid review and fast publication of research results.

Under the terms of a UC Berkeley partnership with PeerJ, when a paper by a Berkeley author is accepted for publication in PeerJ or PeerJ Computer Science, the Berkeley Library will automatically pay the cost of a Basic Membership for each Berkeley author. That membership will allow authors to publish one PeerJ article every year, for life, for free.

Listed below are some of the Berkeley-authored PeerJ articles published through the UC Berkeley Library partnership.

Questions? For questions about the PeerJ partnership or any other issues related to open-access publishing, contact Scholarly Communications Officer, Margaret Phillips mphillip[at sign]

Originally posted on What’s New in the Library.