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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 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
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
WILDLIFE & ECOLOGY STUDIES WORLDWIDE
Coverage of literature on mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians. Partial coverage from 1935-1970 and full coverage from 1971 to date, derived from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Biological Survey, and the National University of Costa Rica.
1935 - present Some
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

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