Student Services and Researcher Services Librarian
This guide lists library resources for postdoctoral researchers. To access licensed library resources from off-campus, please use the library VPN. Your Researcher Services librarians are happy to help if you have questions or need additional assistance.
FOR UCD students, faculty, and staff: During this COVID-19 time, feel free to book a Zoom appointment with a Researcher Services Librarian for assistance in using these resources. Just click on the name of the appropriate librarian and you will see the Book an Appointment blue button below the librarian’s picture.
There is a subject guide matching nearly every department at the UC Davis campus. This browsable list is organized by broad disciplinary categories: Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts & Humanities, Biological Sciences, Engineering & Transportation, General & Multidisciplinary Sources, Government Information, Health Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences.
Note the following cross-disciplinary but very important guides for postdoctoral researchers:
UC Davis Library department providing information on all aspects of Scholarly Communication including the newer transformative agreements being signed by the University of California libraries with the major scholarly literature publishers.
From the University of California, Office in Scholarly Communication (OSC). On the left column: Lists the transformative journal agreements currently signed with major publishers such as Elsevier, Cambridge University Press, Public Library of Science, Springer-Nature, Royal Society and more
“Copyrighted work is an essential part of day-to-day life on campus. Research, scholarship, instructional materials, software, and—in some cases—datasets are all examples of copyrighted work the campus community regularly creates, uses, and builds upon.”
“The UC Davis Library promotes broad public access to the scholarly work of the Davis campus community, and encourages Davis authors to participate in the wider dissemination, higher visibility, and accelerated discovery of knowledge that open access publishing offers.
For any questions related to publishing agreements, open access discounts and to open access publishing in general, please contact the library’s Scholarly Communications Officer Michael Ladisch, email@example.com, (530) 752 6385 “
Research Data Services at the UCD Library
The Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis, e-EROS, provides updated information on approximately 3,800 reagents with a database of close to 50,000 reactions. Each reagent entry includes properties such as physical data, solubility, form supplied in, purification, and preparative methods; examples of use in reactions; and literature references. Search options include: name, CAS number, structure and reaction.
Comprehensive online chemical technology encyclopedia with more than 1,000 articles written by a panel of prominent scholars from industry, academia, and research institutions from around the world. Topics covered include: Analytical Techniques; Biochemistry & Biotechnology; Chemical Reactions; Dyes and Pigments; Energy; Environmental Protection and Industrial Safety; Fat, Oil, Food and Feed, Cosmetics; Inorganic Chemicals; Materials; Metals and Alloys; Organic Chemicals; Pharmaceuticals; Polymers and Plastics; Processes & Process Engineering; and Renewable Resources (Monthly updates)
Provides excellent overviews on materials used in manufacturing (ionic liquids, amino acids, silylating agents), or processes used in manufacturing (e.g., fermentation, chromatography, dyeing) as well as manufactured items.
Major sections cover: Agrochemicals; Analytical Techniques; Biochemistry & Biotechnology; Chemical Reactions; Dyes and Pigments; Energy; Environmental Protection, Industrial Safety; Fat, Oil, Food and Feed, Cosmetics; Inorganic Chemicals; Materials; Metals and Alloys; Organic Chemicals; Pharmaceuticals; Polymers and Plastics; Processes & Process Engineering; and Renewable Resources.
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Searching in a library catalog requires looking for broader topics such as population genetics or molecular chaperones rather than the more specific metapopulation gene flow or Chaperonin GroEL.
NEED a PRINT ONLY ITEM AND CANNOT COME TO CAMPUS? We’ll ship it to you! The UCD Libraries has retained the initiated in COVID-time shipping service. Just click on the INTERLIBRARY REQUEST link from the item you need and we’ll mail the whole item to you. Make sure you have your correct address listed, when prompted.
ONLY NEED a chapter or an article from a PRINT ONLY ITEM? Scanning service available for all UCD affiliates. Use the same INTERLIBRARY REQUEST link but make a note of the specific chapter/article you need and include as much info as you can, especially page number, if available.
Due dates became active with start of Fall Quarter 2021. “If you are in the [UCD] area and would like to return materials, you can deposit returns via the remote book drops or at Shields or Blaisdell Medical Library. Materials may also be mailed back at no cost to you. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional instructions and to receive a postage-paid mailing label.”
The UCD Library maintains a Citation Manager Comparison table .
Additional UCD Library webpages on specific citation/bibliographic management software are:
For an extensive comparison table on many other citation management software beyond those listed above, see the comprehensive webpage maintained by Wikipedia at: