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Finding Books

Use a library catalog to find books, e-books, journals, and other materials owned by the UCB libraries. For e-books, also see Electronic Books.

Resource Coverage Unique Features

OskiCat Quick Guide (PDF)
Most UCB libraries
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  • Restrict your search to a specific library, online items, or a material type.
Electronic Books Links to Google Books, Open Library, and other electronic book resources categorized by subject.
  • Search the full text of relevant materials
  • Full text may be available online

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Finding Articles

Search article databases to find journal, magazine, and newspaper articles.
To access the full text while on campus, use UC-eLinks.

Core Life Science/Environmental Science
Article Databases
Years Covered

Academic Search Complete
Multidisciplinary source for scholarly journal and popular magazine articles; indexes and abstracts articles from more than 10,900 English, Spanish, German, French, Italian and Portuguese sources. Full text is available for over 5300 journals.


BIOSIS (UCB campus only)
The most comprehensive biological sciences article database; indexes over 6000 peer-reviewed journals.
(Guide: HTML | PDF)


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Finding Images

Electronic Images [Bioscience Library Website]
Botanical Society of America: Image sites: Browse links to sites containing botanical images, and sites for botanical gardens, herbaria, natural history museums and native plants, among others. A project of the Botanical Society of America.
Calflora: Search by common or scientific plant name, elevation, or location, among other criteria. Results can include photographs, distribution maps and observation maps. A project of the Calfora nonprofit organization.
CalPhotos: Browse images by subject (plants, fungi, animals, people & culture, landscapes & habitats), common or scientific name, or search by common or scientific names, photo type, location, photographer or photo ID. A project of the Biodiversity Sciences Technology group (BSCIT), part of the Berkeley Natural History Museums at UC Berkeley.
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Selected Web Sites

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