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ESPM 24 (Freshman Seminar):
Issues in Natural Resources Conservation


Finding Books

Use a library catalog to find books, journals, magazines, government reports, maps, and other materials owned by the UCB libraries.

Catalog 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

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Online Books and Reference Sources

How to connect from off-campus

Electronic Books
Links to Google Books, Open Library, and other electronic book resources categorized by subject.
Encyclopedia of Biodiversity
The electronic version of the five-volume Encyclopedia of Biodiversity; provides in-depth information on all aspects of biodiversity issues worldwide, including social and policy issues.
Oxford Scholarship Online: Biology
More than 130 Oxford titles in biology available at the chapter level as HTML pages and PDFs.

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Finding Articles

How to connect from off-campus

Links to the databases below can be found on the Bioscience Library Databases page. To access the full text of articles, use the UC-eLinks button.

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

Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts
Index of scholarly articles on aquatic biology, ecology, fisheries, oceanography, limnology and aquaculture.

RefWorks: Importing citations from ASFA/ProQuest databases

1978-present Some

BIOSIS Previews
The most comprehensive biological sciences article database; indexes over 6000 peer-reviewed journals, as well as books, book chapters and conference proceedings.
(Guide: HTML | PDF)

RefWorks: Importing references from BIOSIS/Web of Knowledge databases



Environmental Sciences & Pollution Management
All aspects of environmental issues, including air, land, and water pollution, bacteriology, waste management, water resources and environmental biotechnology.

RefWorks: Importing citations from ASFA/ProQuest databases

1981-present Some

Web of Science
Indexes core journals in science, social sciences, and the arts and humanities. Allows cited reference searching, which allows you to identify later articles which cite a given author or article.

RefWorks: Importing references from BIOSIS/Web of Knowledge databases

1901-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.

RefWorks: Importing references from Academic Search Complete/EBSCO databases

1865-present Some

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Suggested Print Resources

California Natural History Guides (series).
Includes titles such as:
Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues. Craig W. Allin, editor. Pasadena, Calif.: Salem Press, 2011.
  • Doe Reference GE10 .E523 2011

Trees of the California Landscape: a photographic manual of native and ornamental trees. Charles R. Hatch. Berkeley: University of California Press, c2007.
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Suggested Web Sites

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Managing Your References and Evaluating Your Sources

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