Tip of the Week: Interlibrary Loan Requests

 

Even though the UCLA library system contains over nine million books and 70,000 journals, sometimes the one you want just isn’t here. Fortunately, our relationship with the University of California system and other universities enables us to expand our selection of resources available to you. If we don’t have access to [...]

Terence Tao Awarded 2014 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics

UCLA’s Terence Tao was recently awarded one of five new Breakthrough Prizes in Mathematics, first awarded this year to honor “significant discoveries across the many branches of the subject” and each worth $3 million. Dr. Tao has been previously awarded mathematics’ highest honor, the Fields medal, and a MacArthur Fellowship, as well as [...]

New Electronic Resource: Handbook of Polymer Applications in Medicine and Medical Devices

The UCLA Libraries have acquired a new electronic resource. The Handbook of Polymer Applications in Medicine and Medical Devices (2014) is now available via ScienceDirect to library users on campus or accessing library resources by VPN or proxy. From the book’s description:

This book is a comprehensive reference source, bringing together a number of [...]

Faculty Survey – Ithaka S+R

During April 28-May 12, the UCLA Library will be administering the Ithaka S+R Faculty Survey, which is an important tool for studying the impact of digital technologies on research, teaching, and publishing.

The survey, a local version of Ithaka S+R’s long-standing nationwide surveys, asks for faculty members’ perspectives on a range of topics, focusing [...]

Tallman Collection: Gravitational Waves and Cosmology

Image credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Last week, a group of scientists working with data from the BICEP2 telescope in Antarctica reported that they had observations that provide strong evidence for a Big Bang at the start of the universe, leading to cosmic inflation. These observations indicated the existence [...]