New Databases

AGU Digital Library Books
Date: 08/01/2012
UCI now has access to 400 titles, covering pre-2008 through 2012 of more than 50 years of Earth and space sciences research from AGU's preeminent books. Access to research from 1956 through 2008 provides a rich historical foundation for current work across the Geosciences.


ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library (SEDL)
Date: 11/01/2012
ASTM, formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), is a globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of international voluntary consensus standards.  Today, some 12,200 active ASTM standards are used around the world to improve product quality, enhance safety, facilitate market access and trade, and build consumer confidence. There are nearly 100 categories of standards with the largest number in the categories of Construction, Metals, Nonferrous Metal Products, Paint & Related Coating, Petroleum, Lubricants & Fossil Fuels, Plastics, Environmental, Rubber, Steel, Textiles, Electrical Insulation and Electronics, Water & Environmental Technology, Nuclear, Solar and Geothermal Energy, General Methods & Instrumentation,  and new areas that reflect 3D Imaging standards, Additive Manufacturing Standards, Medical Device Standards and Implant Standards among others.

Dacheng Old Journal Full Text Database
Date: 1/29/2013
This collection of old journals contains more than 7,000 journal titles and 130,000 issues published in China from the late Qing Dynasty to 1949. Subject content covered includes, but is not limited to, philosophy, economics, politics, military, literature, history, industry, agriculture, geography and medicine. Well-known titles include The Young Companion (良友), Huang Pu (黃埔), and Wan Guo Gong Bao (萬國公報).  The UC system has only small number of journals in this database available in print copy in libraries’ collection.

JSTOR Arts & Sciences X
Date: 07/05/2012
With a minimum of 125 titles available by the end of 2013, the Arts & Sciences X Collection features broad coverage in Business and the Social Sciences. Sociology, Education, Public Policy & Administration, and the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine.  The Arts & Sciences X Archive and Current Collections also include titles from new JSTOR disciplines, such as Transportation Studies and Development Studies. The titles included in the Arts & Sciences X Collection will serve researchers, scholars, and professionals in disciplines that rely on science and social science theory, data, and analysis to support their work in the field. 

JSTOR Arts & Sciences XI
Date: 11/01/2012
The focus of JSTOR Arts & Sciences XI is the humanities, with emphasis on language and literature, history, art and architecture, classical studies, and music. Other subjects covered will include bibliography and library science, religion, philosophy, archaeology, performing arts and film studies, as well as, American studies, Asian studies, Jewish studies, and African American studies.  


Momentum Press 2011 Digital Library
Date: 09/04/2012
This digital library of 45 books is comprised of five topical engineering collections: Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical & Chemical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, and General Reference.


Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) Parts 1-4
Date: 08/01/2012
UCI now has access to the first four modules of the Nineteenth Century Collections Online. Archive 1, British Politics and Society, includes tens of thousands of primary sources related to the political climate in Great Britain during the “long” nineteenth century. Invaluable for historical scholarship, the archive includes a range of rare works that offer new avenues for research.  Archive 2, Asia & West Diplomacy & Cultural Exchange, features a range of primary source collections related to international relations between Asian countries and the West during the 19th century. These invaluable documents – many never before available – include government reports, diplomatic correspondence, periodicals, newspapers, treaties, trade agreements, NGO papers, and more, offering a detailed look at the inner workings of international relations.  Archive 3, British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture, features a wide range of primary sources related to the arts in the Victorian era, from playbills and scripts to operas and complete scores. These rare documents, many of them never before available, were sourced from the British Library and other renowned institutions, and curated by experts in British arts history. Covering more than a century, British Theatre, Music, and Literature is without equal as a resource for 19th century scholars.  Archive 4, Corvey Collection of European Literature, includes the full-text of more than 9,500 English, French and German titles. The collection is sourced from the remarkable library of Victor Amadeus, whose Castle Corvey collection was one of the most spectacular discoveries of the late 1970s. The Corvey Collection comprises one of the most important collections of Romantic era writing in existence anywhere – including fiction, short prose, dramatic works, poetry and more – with a focus on especially difficult-to-find works by lesser-known, historically neglected writers.


Uncovering California's Environmental Collections
Date: 12/21/2012
41 important collections, held by nine institutions throughout California, document environmental history within and beyond the state.  They include information on an array of important sub-topics such as irrigation, mining, forestry, agriculture, industry, land use, activism, and research. Together they form a multifaceted picture of the natural world and the way it was explored, altered, exploited and protected in California over the twentieth century. Highlights from the collections include the corporate records of Unocal, a major oil company; the papers of Frank Sherwood Rowland, the Nobel-prize winning scientist who discovered the effects of CFCs on the ozone layer; the records of prominent California leaders in the Sierra Club; and materials on the state’s tidelands controversy, with a complete environmental profile of Los Angeles Harbor.