a. Dekker Encyclopedias

By Julia Gelfand (UC Irvine), Resource Liaison

Nearly all UC campuses are participating in the online Dekker Encyclopedia project via a voluntary Tier 2 program.

The publisher, Marcel Dekker, has been issuing encyclopedias in print for many years.  This year, UC campuses that chose to participate will obtain online access without committing to the print version or to supplement existing print holdings with the online version and updates.  Perpetual licensing of these products and shared cataloging for the titles selected by three or more campuses is now underway.

Fourteen titles in the disciplines of agriculture, chemistry, engineering, medicine, pharmacy and pharmacology, public administration, statistics, and library/information science are now available.  Seven new titles are being released over the next few months.

Online access allows for full text searching and browsing from the table of contents or index, and full page copying. Descriptions of the encyclopedias can be found at: http://www.dekker.com

The following titles and participating campuses indicate where online access will be available (not every title was acquired or licensed):

Pest Management: UC Santa Cruz
Chromotography: UC Santa Cruz, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC San Diego Surface & Colloid Chemistry: UCLA
Soil Science: UC Riverside, UC Santa Cruz
Clinical Pharmacy: UC San Francisco
Public Administration & Public Policy: UC Berkeley
Library & Information Science: UC Berkeley, UC San Diego
Water Science: UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Riverside, UC Santa Cruz
Optical Engineering: UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Santa Cruz
Plant & Crop Science: UC Riverside
Nanoscience & Nanotechnology: UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, UC San Diego, UC Santa Cruz

Forthcoming titles:

Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering: UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, UCLA, UC San Diego
Supramolecular Chemistry: UC Berkeley, UCLA
Medical Proteomics & Genomics: UC Irvine, UCLA, UC Santa Cruz
Chemical Processing: UCLA