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Instruction Sessions

Contact us to request an instruction session on library resources tailored specifically for your class, seminar or research group in our new Bioscience Library Training room.

See the Bioscience Library News blog for topics, dates and times for future drop-in instruction sessions.


Tutorials & Guides

Comprehensive list of web guides, PDFs, and video tutorials for library resources.

Subject Guides

Guides to relevant library resources for Development Practice, Energy Resources, ESPM, Integrative Biology, Molecular & Cell Biology, Nutritional Sciences & Toxicology, and Plant & Microbial Biology.

Course Guides

Guides to relevant library resources organized by course.


Bioscience Library Training Room

Room 2189 Valley Life Sciences Building is the Bioscience and Natural Resources Library Training Room. Reservation priority is given to Library instruction sessions that focus on subject areas of the Division of Biology and the College of Natural Resources. Other UCB Library and Division of Biology / College of Natural Resources groups may request use of the room for LIbrary- or University-related workshops, conferences and other events after Bioscience Library instructional needs are met. Room 2189 is not available for regular class scheduling.

Training Room Use Policy and Reservation Request Form

Welcome Week Library Orientation Tours

Each Fall Semester, Welcome Week orientation consists of a brief tour of the Bioscience Library and an introduction to our collections, library services and resources.
Meet at the Circulation Desk at the entrance to the library, 2101 Valley Life Sciences Building.
Sign-ups are not necessary.

Fall 2013 Tours are scheduled for:

Tuesday, August 20: 1:15-2:00pm
Wednesday, August 21: 11:15-12:00
Tuesday, August 27: 11:15AM-12PM
Wednesday, August, 28: 1:15-2:00pm

Group tours may occur at other times during the academic year as well, and will be announced on this page and on the Events and Workshops calendar [Science Libraries @ UC Berkeley].


Special Tours

The Bioscience & Natural Resources Library also offers special tours and introductions to library resources for the College of Natural Resources and the Division of Biological Sciences. For more information, or for scheduling, contact:

Susan Koskinen, 643-7662 or Elliott Smith, 643-6482.

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