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ESPM 108A
Trees: Taxonomy, Growth and Structures

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Finding Books

Use a library catalog to find books, journals, magazines, government reports, maps, and other materials owned by the UCB libraries. You can also follow the links on our Electronic Books page, which will take you 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 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.
Specific e-journals can be found on the Electronic Journals page.

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

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

1970-present Some

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

1926-present Most

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

1910-present Some
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
INDEX KEWENSIS
Searchable by plant name (family, genus, species) and/or author. Available in CD-ROM and print formats; ask at the Bioscience Library Reference Desk. Also see the online International Plant Names Index.
1883-1992 Some
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

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