A new licensing agreement with the Research Libraries Group provides UC users with seven additional databases to search.  Users can enter the Eureka system, which provides access to the RLG databases, in two ways.

From the Telnet Melvyl system, type USE EUREKA at the prompt and then select from the list of databases.  You can also search most of these databases using Melvyl commands.  Type EXPLAIN EUREKA for information on the RLG databases. Type EXPLAIN [database name] for information on a particular database.  The Eureka system is licensed for use by UC faculty, staff, and students.  Dialup or network users of the Melvyl system may need a password to reach Eureka. Eleven Melvyl system users at a time may use Eureka.

From the Melvyl Web interface, click on Resources in the sidebar, choose Selected Internet Resources, and click on Eureka.  The new total of fourteen available RLG databases cover the humanities and social sciences:

  • RLIN® Database (called BIB; contains over 22 million monographs, nonbooks, and serials titles)
  • Anthropological Literature
  • Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
  • Bibliography of the History of Art (produced by the Getty Information Institute and the Institut de l’Information Scientifique et Technique)
  • Blackwell’s Table of Contents (English-language titles published by Blackwell’s)
  • English Short Title Catalogue
  • FRANCIS Database (multilingual resources in the humanities, social sciences, and economics)
  • Hand Press Books (produced by the Consortium of European Research Libraries; covers European printing from about 1455 to 1830)
  • History of Science and Technology
  • Index to 19thC American Art Periodicals
  • Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals
  • Inside Information *Plus* (covers the most-requested journals held by the British Library Document Supply Centre)
  • Russian Academy of Sciences Bibliographies (sociology and the humanities published in the Commonwealth of Independent States and Eastern European countries)
  • SCIPIO: Art and Rare Book Sales Catalogs