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ESPM 107/IB 158:
Biology and Geomorphology of Tropical Islands

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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.

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OskiCat

OskiCat Quick Guide (PDF)
Most UCB libraries
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Melvyl

Melvyl Guide
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Finding Articles

Search article databases to find journal, magazine, and newspaper articles. These databases index articles published in selected journals and magazines, papers presented at conferences, 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?
AQUATIC SCIENCES AND FISHERIES ABSTRACTS
Aquatic biology, ecology, fisheries, oceanography, limnology and aquaculture.
1978-present Some

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

1926-present Most
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES AND POLLUTION MANAGEMENT
All aspects of environmental issues, including air, land, and water pollution, bacteriology, waste management, water resources and environmental biotechnology.
1981-present Some
GEOREF
Geology and geophysics; indexes over 3500 journals, as well as conference papers, theses, and other publications.
1785-present for geology of N. America; 1933-present for all other areas Most
WEB OF SCIENCE
Indexes core journals in all scientific fields. Allows cited reference searching, which allows you to identify later articles which cite a given author or article.
1901-present Most
ZOOLOGICAL RECORD
Covers about 6,000 journals and a wide range of monographic publications, providing comprehensive coverage of literature in all aspects of zoology, including systematics, ecology, behavior, evolution and conservation.
(Quick Guide: HTML | PDF)
1864-present Most

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Managing Your References and Evaluating Your Sources

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Other Information Sources

  1. The biology and geomorphology of tropical islands: student research papers, Moorea. Richard P. Gump Biological Station, University of California, Berkeley, 2002-.
    • Bioscience QH 198.M6.B56 Reserve; on 2-hour reserve at the Bioscience Library Circulation Desk.
  2. Tahiti and French Polynesia (Lonely Planet guide).
    • Bioscience DU 870.T1294 Reserve; on 2-hour reserve at the Bioscience Library Circulation Desk.

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