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Author: Jayne Dickson

MLA & LION databases transition to new platforms on July 1st

Reminder: As of Monday, July 1, 2019, the MLA International Bibliography database (and its related MLA Directory of Periodicals database) and the Literature Online (LION) database are available on the EBSCOhost and ProQuest platforms, respectively. For several months, ending on

UC Merced transitions from WorldCat Local to WorldCat Discovery

On Wednesday, May 22, 2019, UC Merced transitioned from WorldCat Local (WCL) to WorldCat Discovery (WCD) as the basis of their Melvyl instance. All 11 Melvyl WorldCat Local instances must be transitioned to the WorldCat Discovery interface by August 9,

Royal Society (London) moves to Atypon’s Literatum platform

At the end of 2018, the Royal Society’s digital publishing platform migrated from HighWire to the Literatum platform from Atypon. The move enabled the Royal Society to host the same high quality content but do so in a way that

ACS Publications debuts new platform: ACS Axial

On May 22, 2019, ACS Publications is rolling out their new digital publishing platform, with improved features and functionality. According the recent announcement, the new site will improve the article research experience with a simplified, modern interface. Key features include:

New Resource: Sabin Americana, 1500-1926

All UC campuses now have access to Sabin Americana, 1500-1926; some campuses may have already had access via local subscriptions:    All campuses + LBNL & LLNL; on Gale’s InfoTrac platform Sabin Americana, 1500–1926 offers an up-close perspective on

New resources in Melvyl's Central Index

Seven resources have been added to Melvyl’s Central Index.  They are: CDL now activates CDL-managed Tier 2 resources in Melvyl’s Central Index so each campus will have different resources listed in their Central Index, depending on the resources they license.

New Resource: Archives of Sexuality & Gender, Parts I-III

All UC campuses now have access to Gale’s Archives of Sexuality & Gender, Parts I-III. These are Part I – LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940: This collection consists of 20 individual collections, with a total page count of nearly

MLA International Bibliography is moving to EBSCO

On 26 June 2018, the editor of the MLA International Bibliography (MLAIB) announced that going forward EBSCO would be the single vendor for this resource and the accompanying MLA Directory of Periodicals (MLADP). An overlap period where both the existing

New OA Resource: PhilPapers—Philosophical Research Online

PhilPapers is a comprehensive index of philosophy books and articles. PhilPapers offers unique features such as real-time indexing of pre-prints, fine-grained classification by topic, email alerts, reading lists, advanced search functionality, and discussion forums. From the internal resource evaluation: “PhilPapers

WorldCat Discovery beta: Accessibility updates for improved discovery

The WorldCat Discovery installation on May 9, 2019 included the following new features and enhancements. The running list of release notes can be found at (Note that many of these enhancements do not have an impact on Melvyl since