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Arts, Education Databases Updates; New Access to Ecology, Botany Journals

December 4, 2013

Major Upgrades to Arts and Education Databases

If you conduct research in the arts or education, the UC Merced Library has an early holiday present for you.

The library announced extensive upgrades to two existing databases. Based on recommendations made to California Digital Library (CDL) from UC Libraries’ bibliographer groups, these new, merged collections include more than twice as many titles.

Art Source (EBSCO), which replaces Art Index, includes access to more than 640 full-text journals, 225 full-text books, expanded coverage of architecture, fine, decorative and commercial art, and a collection of more than 63,000 images.

Education Source (EBSCO), which replaces Education Full Text (EBSCO), features full text from more than 350 journals dating as far back as 1996, indexing of more than 770 periodicals dating back to 1983 and more than 100,000 controlled and cross-referenced names of educational tests. These resources are available now in the database listing on the library's website. For more information, please contact the UC Merced Library.

New Access to Journals in Ecology and Botany Through JSTOR

Thanks to a California Digital Library consortial license, UC researchers now have access to JSTOR’s Ecology and Botany Collection II. This collection includes access to journals such as:

  • Seed Technology
  • Weed Science
  • Plant Systematics and Evolution
  • Harvard Papers in Botany
  • Economic Botany
  • Contributions from the United States National Herbarium

This collection expands coverage of the Ecology and Botany Collection I and broadens the scope in the areas of biological and plant sciences. By 2016, the collection will include at least 80 journals from key institutions such as the California Botanical Society; Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew; Naturhistorisches Museum; Società Italiana di Patologia Vegetale; Ecological Society of America; and International Association for Plant Taxonomy. Find more details here.