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New Resources Available

NOTE: New resources listed below may not yet be in the CDL Directory of Collections and Services; they will be added within the next 2 weeks.  You can access them directly from the URL provided.

A list of recently added content is always available at:

a. e-EROS and Current Protocols in Bioinformatics

Two additional reference works have been added to the CDL’s agreement with Wiley InterScience as Tier 2 resources: e-EROS, the online version of the Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis, and Current Protocols in Bioinformatics.  These were negotiated by the CDL on behalf of the interested campuses with the assistance of Jeff Williams, the Wiley Resource Liaison, and Camille Wanat, member of the CDL’s Joint Steering Committee.

1. e-EROS has been licensed for Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles and San Francisco.  A reference source for reagents used in organic synthesis, it offers a systematic and exhaustive coverage of reagents used in organic chemistry, including both classical reagents and new “designer” reagents.

e-EROS is a database of approximately 50,000 reactions and 3800 of the most frequently consulted reagents.  It is fully searchable by structure and substructure, reagent, reaction type, experimental conditions and allows sophisticated full text searches.  Each entry highlights the various uses and characteristics of each reagent, with illustrative examples of its use and is preceded by information concerning physical data, solubility, form supplied in, purification, and where relevant, preparative methods.

e-EROS is available at:

2. Current Protocols in Bioinformatics has been licensed for Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco and Santa Cruz.  CP in Bioinformatics is a compilation of techniques in bioinformatics with explanatory information of the procedures.  It provides the experimentalist with insight into the types of data and protocols required to perform basic tasks in the area of bioinformatics and insight into understanding and properly interpreting the data produced by these methods.

Chapters begin with overview units that provide biological context for the procedures that follow in that chapter. Each unit contains an introduction that describes how the protocols that follow connect to one another, and annotations within the protocol itself describe the particulars of each step in the methods.

Current Protocols in Bioinformatics is available at:

b. Digital National Security Archive (DNSA)

Digital National Security Archive (DNSA) <> is now available to all campuses.

DNSA was a top priority for the Government and Calafia bibliographer groups.  CDL would like to thank Linda Kennedy at UC Davis for her helpful review and comparison of the DDRS (Declassified Documents Reference System) on Gale and DNSA, which turn out to both offer unique content.  CDL negotiated a systemwide license with perpetual rights, no annual fees, and access to all future content at no additional cost. DNSA contains nearly 40,000 declassified documents, totaling more than 250,000 pages; many are published now for the first time.

DNSA is comprised of fifteen collections, each focused on a single topic:

Afghanistan: The Making of US Policy, 1973-1990
The Berlin Crisis, 1958-1962
The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962
El Salvador: The Making of US Policy, 1977-1984
Iran: The Making of US Policy, 1977-1980
The Iran-Contra Affair: The Making of a Scandal
Iraqgate: Saddam Hussein, U.S. Policy and the Prelude to the Persian Gulf War, 1980-1994
Nicaragua: The Making of US Policy, 1978-1990
The Philippines: US Policy during the Marcos Years, 1965-1986
Presidential Directives on National Security from Truman to Clinton
South Africa: The Making of US Policy, 1962-1989
The Soviet Estimate: U.S. Analysis of the Soviet Union, 1947-1991
The US Intelligence Community, 1947-1989
US Military Uses of Space, 1945-1991
US Nuclear Non-Proliferation Policy, 1945-1991

Each collection contains a diverse range of policy documents including presidential directives, memos, diplomatic dispatches, meeting notes, independent reports, briefing papers, White House communications, email, confidential letters and other secret material.  Additionally, contextual and reference supplements are provided for each collection, including general introductory material, a chronology, glossary and bibliography.  Documents have been selected and identified by leading scholars in each of the topic areas covered and have been indexed to permit item and page-level searching across more than 20 combinable fields.

Digital National Security Archive partnered with the National Security Archive and ProQuest Information and Learning Company (formerly Chadwyck-Healey) to produce this collection of significant primary documents central to US foreign and military policy since 1945.  The National Security Archive is a non-profit research institute and library in Washington, D.C., which provides unprecedented public access to declassified government documents obtained through extensive use of the US Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

c. Additional PCI Index and PCI Full Text Content

The CDL has purchased three additional segments (23, 24, and 25) of PCI (Periodicals Content Index) content ( and an additional 100 new titles from PCI Full Text for all campuses (PCI segments the index to provide new data as it becomes available in digital format.)

PCI is widely regarded as an excellent interdisciplinary reference for undergraduate research, particularly for non-English titles.  Licensing the new PCI content was a top priority for many bibliographer groups.  CDL wishes to thank Myrtis Cochran at UC Berkeley for her input and management of bibliographer reviews for PCI.  PCI Full Text is still under development, and UC librarians in the humanities and social sciences are invited to recommend titles for the collection.  Contact Myrtis ( if you have specific titles that you would like to see included in PCI Full Text.

PCI contains more than 200 years of fully indexed articles from national and international journals in the arts, humanities, and social sciences for 4,000 journals published from their inception, eighteenth or nineteenth century, and continuing through the twentieth century.  Articles are written in over 40 languages including English, German, Italian, French, Spanish and other Western languages.

PCI Full Text provides online access to titles published in over 200 leading journals in the humanities and social sciences that are indexed in PCI.