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Scopus User Survey

All ten UC campuses have access to Elsevier’s Scopus database for the 2014 calendar year. Scopus is a citation and abstracting database that covers a broad universe of peer reviewed journal and conference literature, with links to Fulltext – when available – through the library. Covering scientific, technical, medical, social science, [...]

New DMPTool Released

The long-awaited DMPTool version 2 was released on May 29, thanks to the generous support of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The new DMPTool is chock-full of new stuff, including:

New user interface with embedded tips and help throughout Library of publicly available data management plans [...]

Scopus Workshops for Researchers, March 13, 2014

The UC campuses recently began a one year trial of the Scopus database. Scopus is a multidisciplinary citation and abstract database for research literature and quality web sources, offering several unique tools for tracing, analyzing and visualizing research information in the social sciences, arts and humanities, and sciences, technology and medicine.

Join us for [...]

Data 101: Introduction to Research Data Management 1/22 @12pm

Drowning in data? Need to write a data management plan? Responsible for your lab’s research data? The Library can help!

Attend our January Data Wednesdays workshop Data 101: Introduction to Research Data Management to learn how to manage your research data more effectively. The workshop will be held at the Biomedical Library Classroom on Wednesday, [...]

Researchers – get your ORCID

Carly Strasser of the California Digital Library wrote a great blog post on the DataPub blog about ORCID (Open Researcher & Contributor ID) identifiers for researchers. Read her post and sign up for an ORCID if you are a researcher that does not already have one!


UC Open Access Policy Takes Effect for UCLA Faculty November 1, 2013

The new systemwide UC Open Access Policy takes effect for UCLA faculty starting today, November 1, 2013. As UCLA Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Scott L. Waugh noted in an October 8 announcement, the policy “allows faculty members to maintain legal control over their research articles while making their work much more widely available [...]

New Licensed Resource: Foundations & Trends – nowPublishers

UCLA Library has recently licensed 31 titles in the Foundations & Trends (FnT) product line from nowPublishers that covers content in Computer & Information Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Technology, Energy, Business & Economics. A full list of titles is noted at

This unique publishing mix, launched in 2004 and which has grown steadily since [...]

My ILL Requests unavailable this weekend (July 20th-21st)

My ILL Requests will be unavailable due to a system upgrade beginning Saturday, 20th July at midnight until Sunday, 21st July at noon.

Key changes to note after the upgrade are: (1) the sort by due date will be temporarily unavailable and (2) the detail display will contain more information. More information is available at [...]

New Licensed Resource: MIT Press eBooks in Computer Science and Engineering via IEEE Xplore

UCLA now has access to the MIT Press eBooks Library: The Computing & Engineering Collection via IEEE Xplore. The collection includes more than 450 titles from 1943 to the present in the fields of computer science and engineering technologies, including artificial intelligence, information theory, computer programming, information technology, and electrical engineering. Records for the [...]

Describing and Organizing Your Data: a Workshop

A recent study in PLOS ONE showed that sharing your research data can lead to about a 70% increase in citations for your article! Making your data available is a great way to advance knowledge, but your data is no good to anyone if it doesn’t come with contextualizing information that will help others (and [...]