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Author: Jayne Dickson

WorldCat Discovery: Updated Citation Styles

The WorldCat Discovery installation on January 29, 2020 included the following new enhancement. The running list of release notes can be found at https://help.oclc.org/Discovery_and_Reference/WorldCat_Discovery/Release_notes. (Note: Not all of the enhancements/bug fixes are relevant to the UC Melvyl instances.) New…

CNKI (EastView) transitions to a new platform

The China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) database platform has migrated to a new server and platform. This migration affects access to the following UC-licensed CNKI databases: China Academic Journals (CAJ), including access to the Century Journals Project (CJP) archive content.…

More Gale Resources move to their enhanced platform

  On Friday, December 20, 2019, the next group of Gale resources will redirect to their enhanced platform.   According to Gale’s Product Enhancements Overview, improvements include: Enhanced product platform—Provides a unified experience across Gale products. Upgraded search results—Highlights…

ACM Digital Library moves to new platform

The ACM Digital Library will be moving to a new platform on Sunday, December 29, 2019, replacing the current platform at the current URL.  The new platform is a vast improvement, visually and functionally, over the current platform. It is…

ProQuest Congressional Redesign

Recently, ProQuest launched a redesigned interface for ProQuest Congressional. The changes are intended to facilitate the retrieval of information by students unfamiliar with government content, while maintaining the ability of more sophisticated users to perform complex queries. Key Benefits…

NIH/NLM rolls out an updated PubMed

An updated version of PubMed will replace the current version; the new PubMed is currently scheduled to become the default in spring 2020, replacing the legacy version.  According to the November-December 2019 NLM Technical Bulletin, new features include: Improved…

New Naxos Music Library 3 Debuts

Users of UC-licensed Naxos Music Library are now being redirected to the new Naxos Music Library 3 platform.  http://uclibs.org/PID/110925     Naxos Music Library       All campuses (except SF), plus LBL According to the NLM3 platform information, this version incorporates a fresh…

WorldCat Discovery: Public Notes from LHRs display with item information

The WorldCat Discovery installation on October 17, 2019 included the following new enhancement. The running list of release notes can be found at https://help.oclc.org/Discovery_and_Reference/WorldCat_Discovery/Release_notes. (Note: Not all of the enhancements/bug fixes are relevant to the UC Melvyl instances.) New…

New Resource: CINAHL Complete

  CINAHL Complete is now a Tier 2 resource replacing CINAHL Plus with Full Text.  The current subscribers to CINAHL Complete are UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Los Angeles, UC San Diego and UC San Francisco. http://uclibs.org/PID/106625   UCB,…

Biochemical Society Journals move to the Silverchair platform in October

  The Biochemical Society Journals via Portland Press will switch from the Highwire Press to the Silverchair platform on Tuesday, October 8, 2019.  Per the vendor, permanent redirects will be available at homepage, issue and article levels starting October 8th.…