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ESPM 100ES/ESPM 175: Methods of Environmental Science

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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

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

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

Search article databases to find articles from scholarly journals, conference proceedings, magazines, newspapers, and other sources. Most records include citations and abstracts with links to the full text of articles (when available). To access the full text, use the UC-eLinks button.

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

AGRICOLA
Subjects: Agriculture, biotechnology, economics, food and nutrition
Sources: Journal articles, USDA reports, and books, with many state agricultural and USDA publications from the early 1900s now being added. Focuses on U.S. publications.
(About AGRICOLA)

1970-present Some

AQUATIC SCIENCES AND FISHERIES ABSTRACTS
Subjects: Aquatic biology, ecology, fisheries, oceanography, limnology and aquaculture
Sources: Journals, reports, monographs, dissertations, grey literature and conference proceedings

1978-present Some

BIOSIS
Subjects: Comprehensive coverage of the biological sciences
Sources: Articles, book chapters, conference proceedings, technical reports, and other sources
(Guide: HTML | PDF)

1926-present Most

CAB ABSTRACTS
Subjects: Agriculture, biotechnology, economics, food and nutrition, and rural sociology
Sources: Books, journals and conference proceedings. Excellent coverage of international (non-U.S.) sources.

1910-present Some

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES AND
POLLUTION MANAGEMENT

Subjects: All aspects of environmental issues
Sources: Articles, books, web sites, governmental reports, conference proceedings. Good source for citations to U.S. environmental impact statements and U.S. environmental regulations and policies.

1981-present Some

WEB OF SCIENCE
Subjects: Science, the social sciences, and the arts and humanities
Sources: Journals, conference proceedings and book chapters
Note: Features cited reference searching for articles that cite a given author or article

1901-present Most
Related Article Databases Years Covered Peer-
reviewed Content?

ACADEMIC SEARCH COMPLETE
Subjects: Multidisciplinary
Sources: Articles from over 10,000 English and international journals, with selected full text available

1865-present Some

ACCESS WORLD NEWS
Subjects: News and opinion
Sources: Full text articles from over 600 U.S. and 700 international newspapers. Strong regional coverage of California and Bay Area newspapers, including the San Francisco Chronicle.

Dates vary No

LEXIS-NEXIS
Subjects: News, business, and legal information
Sources: Foreign and domestic newspapers and wire services; radio and television transcripts; and business, industry, and legislative magazines, journals, and newsletters

Dates vary No

PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service)
Subjects: Public policy, politics, economics, social issues
Sources: Articles, books, conference proceedings, government documents, research reports, pamphlets, and statistical sources.

1915-present Some

POLICYFILE
Subjects: Public policy, politics, economics, social issues
Sources: Reports from a wide range of think tanks, non-governmental organizations, international governmental organizations, and other institutions worldwide.

1990-present No

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Finding Environmental Information on the Web

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Managing References and Evaluating Sources

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