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ESPM C10/L&S 30V: Environmental Issues


Finding Books

Use a library catalog such as OskiCat or Melvyl to find books, journals, magazines, government reports, maps, and other materials owned by the UCB libraries.
The Electronic Books page has links to Google Books, Open Library, and other electronic book resources categorized by subject.

Resource Coverage Unique Features

OskiCat Quick Guide (PDF)
Most UCB libraries
(more information)
  • Renew your books online
  • Find course reserves
  • Request checked out or offsite items
  • Restrict your search to a specific library, online items, or available items only.

Melvyl Guide
Most UCB libraries and many libraries worldwide, plus citations to selected articles
(more information)
  • Search libraries worldwide
  • Request items UCB doesn't own
  • Create and save lists and add tags to items
  • Automatically format citations
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

To search or browse online journals: Electronic Journals

To search for journal, magazine and newspaper articles, papers presented at conferences, and other sources: Article Databases

To access full text: UC-eLinks

To connect from off-campus: Proxy Server

Core Life Science/Environmental Science
Article Databases
Years Covered Peer-reviewed Content?

Agriculture, biotechnology, ecology, economics, and forestry; indexes journal articles and USDA reports. US focus.

1970-present Some

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

1926-present Most

Ecology, forestry, agriculture, rural sociology, and economics. U.S. and international focus.

1910-present Some
All aspects of environmental issues, including air, land, and water pollution, bacteriology, waste management, water resources and environmental biotechnology.
1981-present Most

The major database for articles published in biomedical journals. Use the link above to see a customized version of PubMed that includes links to the University of California’s full text holdings.
(Guide: HTML | PDF)

1945-present Most
Related Article Databases
Years Covered
Peer-reviewed Content?
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.
1865-present Some
Access World News
Provides full-text information and perspectives from over 600 U.S. and over 700 international sources. Offers strong regional coverage, indexing more than California newspapers such as Contra Costa Times (1995-current), Sacramento Bee (1984-current), San Francisco Chronicle (1985-current), and San Jose Mercury News (1985-current).
Dates vary No

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Suggested Web Sites for Environmental Information

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Managing Your References and Evaluating Your Sources

Critical Evaluation of Resources
Questions to ask when evaluating the suitability of a book, article, website, or other material.
Citing Your Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism
Quick guides to APA, MLA, and Chicago-Turabian styles.
Video tutorial: Evaluating Scholarly Content Online [UCB Libraries]
The UCB Libraries have purchased a site license to RefWorks. Sign up for a free account, and manage your references and format bibliographies with just a few clicks.

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