Thu, Apr 27, 3:47 pm | Services
We’re aware of the issue of blocked access for Springer Nature content, which is currently affecting some journals from May 2017 forward, as well as Springer ebooks with a 2017 imprint date.  The California Digital Library (CDL), which licenses and manages UC journal packages funded by the campuses...
Ty with Chelsea and Jane
Use Google to search for “D.A.R.E.” (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), and the top 10 results include the organization’s official website, but also the video for the Gorrilaz song “DARE.” Use Web of Science, an online subscription database available to UCSB students via the UCSB Library’s website,...
Quinteto Instrumental Jordá-Rocabruna
The collection of Lynn Andersen of Bisbee, Arizona, found a new home at the UC Santa Barbara Library last summer. Andersen was a collector of early phonograph recordings and was particularly interested in two-minute wax cylinders, Pathe discs, and foreign recordings. His collection was not huge in...
Joanna Hui
In a contentious political environment, it’s comforting to know that some people prefer to argue about Bach. Cellists from Pablo Casals to Yo-Yo Ma have interpreted and played Johann Sebastian Bach’s six Cello Suites in very different ways, with music scholars analyzing and debating every nuance....
UCSB Reads 2018 logo
Thu, Apr 6, 4:51 pm | UCSB Reads
Even though we're still anticipating UCSB Reads 2017 author Luis Urrea’s talk on April 24 in Campbell Hall, it is not too early to start thinking about a book for UCSB Reads 2018.   The advisory committee will start to convene in late spring and throughout the summer to select next year's book, and...
Sydney Martin and John Lee
When Sydney Martin sees a World War I soldier wearing a helmet pop up on her computer screen, she thinks about the UCSB Library. The photograph, in rotation on her computer, is part of an exhibition, “Helmets of the First World War: Battle, Technology, and Culture,” on display in UCSB Library’s...
Gender-inclusive restroom sign
Fri, Mar 17, 1:40 pm | Diversity
UCSB Library now has a gender-inclusive restroom. Located on the first floor, Mountain Side, the multi-occupancy restroom features three stalls and a baby changing table, and is wheelchair accessible. UCSB Library’s gender-inclusive restroom is part of a campus-wide commitment to providing safe,...
Isla Vista: Building a Community
It's your last chance to view the exhibition Isla Vista: Building a Community, 1970-2016 in Special Research Collections. The exhibition explores the political, cultural, and social struggles of Isla Vista to become an independent, cohesive community. Since the protests of the 1970s, grassroots...
Nabokov papers
UCSB Professor Emeritus D. Barton Johnson’s academic biography describes him as “a leading figure of Nabokov studies for many years.” Zoran Kuzmanovich, president of the International Vladimir Nabokov Society, begs to differ. Johnson “was not a leading figure. He was and still is absolutely the...
Banksia serrata
Virginia L.T. Gardner is a pansy person, even though her initial encounter with the flower wasn’t successful. The Santa Barbara resident, who grew up in Pennsylvania, came to love gardening and all things botanical as a small child because her grandmother had an enchanting 18-acre home that...

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