Thursday, October 08, 2015

37 2015 Engineering Encyclopedias from Springer

As part of our license with Springer Publishing through the California Digital Library, we recently acquired 37 engineering encyclopedias from 2015. 

It is an impressive list!

CIRP Encyclopedia of Production Engineering
Encyclopedia of Algorithms
Encyclopedia of Biometrics
Encyclopedia of Color Science and Technology
Encyclopedia of Earthquake Engineering
Encyclopedia of Lunar Science
Encyclopedia of Microfluidics and Nanofluidics
Encyclopedia of Mineral and Energy Policy
Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology
Encyclopedia of Polymers and Composites
Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology
Encyclopedia of Systems and Control
Encyclopedia of Systems and Control
Handbook of Advanced Lighting Technology
Handbook of Antenna Technologies
Handbook of Bioceramics and Biocomposites
Handbook of Biochips
Handbook of Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation
Handbook of Cosmic Hazards and Planetary Defense
Handbook of Digital Games and Entertainment Technologies
Handbook of Driver Assistance Systems
Handbook of Manufacturing Engineering and Technology
Handbook of Mathematical Methods in Imaging
Handbook of Mathematical Methods in Imaging
Handbook of Nanoparticles
Handbook of Petroleum Processing
Handbook of Petroleum Processing
Handbook of Photonics for Biomedical Engineering
Handbook of Smart Homes, Health Care and Well-Being
Handbook of Smart Textiles
Handbook of Smart Textiles
Handbook of Space Security
Handbook of Spintronics
Handbook of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Handbook of Visual Display Technology
Integrated Circuits and Systems for Biology and Medicine

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Scientific American Archive

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."

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

3D Printing In the Library

The UCR Library is offering a 3D printing service.  Any student may apply for a free print.  For more details see our 3D Printing LibGuide.

We look forward to adding on to our MakerSpace options.  Let us know what you would like to see.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Browzine for Browsing Journals

browzine screenshotTry Browzine, a Convenient Bookshelf for your Favorite Journals
Try Browzine, a Convenient Bookshelf for your Favorite Journals

Try Browzine, a Convenient Bookshelf for your Favorite Journals

The UC Riverside Library is now offering BrowZine, a tablet app that allows you to browse, read and monitor many of the library’s scholarly journals, in a format optimized for the tablet reading experience.
Download the BrowZine app free from iTunes, Google Play or the Amazon App store. When initially launching BrowZine, select University of California Riverside from the drop down list, enter your NetID and password and start exploring!
The app simulates the experience of browsing your favorite journals on a bookshelf.
  • Browse and read journals by subject, or search by journal title.
  • Easily review tables of contents, and download full articles.
  • Create your own bookshelf and be notified when new articles are published.

Download BrowZine now!

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Where did the Current Periodicals go?

As you may have realized, we have many fewer print journals now than we did in 1996. I choose this year somewhat arbitrarily, but it was also the beginning of the first ejournal "pilot" we had at UCR.  I believe we can say now that the pilot was a success.  I say this because there are only 3-4 researchers who still regularly come into the Science Library to see print journals.  We miss you.  However, your convenience is our primary goal and electronic journals are more convenient, take up no space, and do not require binding, maintenance or replacement.

This is a win-win situation.

In the last couple of years we have gotten to the point where we have too few current print journals to maintain a respectable "Current Periodicals" section.  The current periodicals will now mostly be sent up to live with their older counterparts on the 2nd and 3rd floors.  So new issues will reside, unbound, next to older ones. 

A very small subset of current periodicals was chosen to live on the "New Materials" shelves by the entry lounge.  These were chosen exclusively based on room usage statistics.  If you would like to nominate an unbound journal to come live in the new materials shelves, let me know.

Thursday, July 03, 2014

ASME Digital collection Available for UCR

ASME Digital Collection

Eight campuses (UCB, UCD, UCI, UCLA, UCM, UCR, UCSD, and UCSB) began participation in a joint opportunity for access to the ASME Digital Collection (on the Silverchair platform).

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is the premier professional membership organization for more than 127,000 mechanical engineers and associated members worldwide.  ASME also conducts one of the world’s largest technical publishing operations in the world, offering thousands of titles including some of the profession’s most prestigious journals, conference papers and proceedings, and ASME Press books.   The entire collection can be searched via the ASME Digital Collection.

The ASME Digital Collection (, previously known as The ASME Digital Library, is ASME’s repository of current and archival literature featuring:

ASME Journals Front File (2000- ),
including two new titles B, D, I, LA, M, R, SD, and SB
ASME Journals Archive (1960-1999) D, I, LA, M, R, and SD
ASME Conference Proceedings (2008- ) B, D, I, LA, M, and R
ASME Conf. Proceedings Archive (2002-2007) D, I, LA, and R
ASME eBooks B, D, LA, and M

Links will begin showing up in our catalogs (Scotty and Melvyl) and in UC e-Links.


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Sunday, March 09, 2014

Presentation Practice Room Available

The UCR Library is pleased to announce a new resource for students, and others, who are working on presentations.  Located at the Orbach Science Library, the Presentation Practice Room
is bookable through the study room reservation system.

The room has a large LCD flat screen monitor hooked to a stand up desktop computer on a podium. 

A remote presentation controller with a laser pointer can be checked out as well as whiteboard markers.  

The room is not ideally outfitted to be a classroom, or a group study room.  It is not advisable to attempt to move the podium or to try to hook up one's own computer. The Library is investigating other solutions for that form of collaborating. 

The room was substantially funded by a grant from the UCR Undergraduate Education office.