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Author: Jayne Dickson

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.   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.

WorldCat Discovery: Additional format information in detailed records

The WorldCat Discovery installation on September 23, 2019 included the following new enhancement. The running list of release notes can be found at (Note:  Not all of the enhancements/bug fixes are relevant to the UC Melvyl instances.) New features

New Resource: MIT Press Direct eBooks, 1943-2019

All UC campuses now have access to MIT Press Direct eBooks; some campuses may have already had access via local subscriptions.    (All campuses, plus LBNL and LLNL; on the MIT Press Direct platform) MIT Press Direct will make

Early English Books Online (EEBO) migrates to the ProQuest platform

Early English Books Online migrated from its legacy Chadwyck-Healey interface, to the newly-enhanced ProQuest Platform, on August 22, 2019. The ProQuest platform delivers research experience that guides discovery, access and management of content sources. As a result, Early English Books

WorldCat Discovery: Bug Fixes

The WorldCat Discovery installation on August 14, 2019 included the following improvements. The running list of release notes can be found at (Note:  Not all of the enhancements/bug fixes are relevant to the UC Melvyl instances.) Bug fixes Local

Campus Melvyl instances successfully transition to WorldCat Discovery

On July 9th, the move of UC Berkeley’s Melvyl instance from WorldCat Local to WorldCat Discovery (WCD) as the underlying platform marked the successful completion of all campus Melvyl instances to WorldCat Discovery. The transition of the final campus Melvyl

Contemporary Women’s Issues database gets enhanced

Gale has begun updating several of its products in order to increase access to library resources online by implementing enhancements designed to improve usability and discoverability. According to the Enhancements Overview, improvements include: Enhanced product platform—Provides a unified experience across

ProQuest Congressional redesign launches on July 24th

ProQuest will launch a redesigned ProQuest Congressional interface on July 24, 2019. According to the redesign webpage, the changes are intended to facilitate the retrieval of information by students unfamiliar with government content, while maintaining the ability of more sophisticated

New Resource: CDL purchases Cambridge University Press Journal Archive

With end-of-year funds, CDL purchased the Cambridge University Press (CUP) Journals Archive [2019-2021 archive edition] for systemwide access.  The CUP Journal Archive license, which incorporates previous campus purchases, includes access to the earlier online content of 412 journal titles. Available