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IB 135: The Mechanics of Organisms


Finding Articles

Electronic Journals: Search or browse to find journals in a particular subject area.

Article databases: Search to find articles from journals and magazines, papers presented at conferences, and other sources:

Databases for Life Sciences Research
Bioengineering Databases

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Core Biomechanics Article Databases Years Covered Peer-reviewed Content?

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

1926-present Most

Covers all engineering disciplines; indexes over 5,000 journals and conferences.
Quick Guide to Compendex

1884-present Most

Covers physics, engineering, electronics and computer science; indexes over 5,000 journals and conferences.
Quick Guide to INSPEC

1898-present Most

Covers biology and biomedicine; indexes articles from more than 4500 journals. Produced by the National Library of Medicine.
PubMed: Quick Guide
PubMed: Quick Guide (PDF)

1946-present Most

Web of Science
Covers all scientific disciplines; indexes articles from more than 8000 journals in the sciences, social sciences and humanities.
WoS Quick Reference Guide (PDF)

1899-present Most

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Finding Books

Library catalogs: OskiCat (UC Berkeley) and Melvyl (All UC campuses) can be searched for print and electronic books, journals, magazines, government reports, maps, and other materials.

Resource 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
Electronic Books Links to e-books published by Springer, Elsevier, CRC, Wiley, etc., categorized by publisher and subject.
  • Search the full text of relevant materials
  • Full text may be available online

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Managing Your References and Evaluating Your Sources

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