Last week we covered setting up citation alerts in Web of Knowledge. Web of Knowledge also allows you to create a search alert to let you know when new articles are published on a specific topic.
To create a search alert, open any Web of Knowledge platform (this example is Web of Science). [...]
Citation alerts can be an important tool in tracking the growth of research related to an article. Web of Knowledge has a citation alert feature that can send you an email every time the article is cited by a new article.
To create a citation alert, search any Web of Knowledge database for the article [...]
UCLA Library’s Course Reserves is a great way to allow students to check out books held in reserve at the libraries, link to ebooks and other electronic resources, and link to related class materials like the course website. Here’s how to get started:
Go to the UCLA Library Catalog.
Instead of using “Basic [...]
Have an iPad? Help the Library evaluate a new research tool that is being considered for possible subscription.
The libraries of the University of California are running a trial of a new technology called BrowZine, a tablet application that allows you to browse, read and monitor many of the library’s journals, all from your iPad. [...]
This new initiative incentivizes instructors to use low-cost or free alternatives to expensive course materials; these can include open-access scholarly resources, Library-licensed and owned resources, and learning objects and texts that faculty create themselves. A total of $10,000 will be offered for the 2013-14 academic year: five awards of $1,000 each for instructors teaching [...]
With over 8,000,000 books in the UCLA libraries, where do you even start looking for the one book you need? Here are a few places and tips to help get you started.
The first place to look for a book is in the UCLA Library Catalog:
Books with “[electronic resource]” in [...]
What is PDA? Patron driven acquisitions, or PDA, is a pilot program allowing faculty and students to help purchase items for the library.
How does it work? When searching the UCLA Library Catalog, books in selected disciplines may be listed in the catalog as, “Not currently owned; Ask library to order.” These are items a [...]
The UC Libraries have recently purchased a subscription to the Chemical & Engineering News Archives, giving access to every issue published from 1923 to 2011. The 2012 archive will be added shortly.
The C&EN Archive will allow you to browse and search every C&EN Archive article, from news to career announcements. Each article will [...]
What is Knovel? Knovel is an ebook collection that provides access to technical information with specialized search tools to provide answers to scientists and engineers.
What is Knovel Data Search? “Data Search allows you to search both numeric and other tabular data contained in Knovel’s interactive graphs, equations, and tables. The searchability of the [...]
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UCLA Library licenses e-books from several major publishers, including Wiley, Springer, IEEE, Royal Society of Chemistry, and more.
There are many advantages for e-books. Some include:
Ability to access the full text from anywhere* Ability to download a copy to your computer, tablet, or smartphone for offline [...]