Saturday, July 25, 2009

Tough times call for tough measures - Journal Cancelations

Due to economic factors of which we are all aware, we in the library are working hard to use our budget as efficiently as possible. With that goal we have been systematically reviewing our journal subscriptions and making some adjustments. For subscriptions which we get in both print and electronic format, we have been canceling the print. We have also canceled a few titles with very low usage. For some of these, the cost/benefit ratio amounted to $400-800 for each time an article was used.

Articles from titles can that have been canceled will be available for you via interlibrary loans and, upon request, will come to you electronically in your email. These journals are owned by other UC campuses so borrowing is fast and, for the most part, free.

If you do run into a journal that has been canceled that you would like to have reinstated in better budgetary times, please feel free to let me know and I will keep a file.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Access Engineering Ebooks

Great News! We have another 256 electronic books! Due to the generosity of UC Davis and UC San Diego who paid our portion to participate, we have permanent access to 256 new engineering ebooks from Access Engineering (McGraw Hill). Books are included from all of the following areas.
  • Biomedical
  • Chemical
  • Civil
  • Communications
  • Construction
  • Electrical
  • Energy
  • Environmental
  • Green/Sustainable
  • Industrial
  • Material Science
  • Mechanical
  • Nanotechnology
  • Optical

These books will eventually be included in Scotty. Visit Access Engineering!

Update: I removed the links above because we have a new access method for Access Engineering.

As usual, the easiest way to find online engineering books is to look in Scotty, and limit to Online.