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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
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  • 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
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
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
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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Suggested Print Sources

  1. Barrows, Edward M. Animal behavior desk reference ; a dictionary of animal behavior, ecology, and evolution. 2nd ed. Boca Raton, Fla. : CRC Press, c2001 Bioscience Library Reference Area, QL750.3.B37 2001
  2. Encyclopedia of biodiversity / editor-in-chief, Simon Asher Levin. San Diego : Academic Press, 2001. Bioscience Library Reference Area QH541.15.B56 E53 2001 v.1-5
  3. Grzimek, Bernhard. Grzimek's animal life encyclopedia / Neil Schlager, editor ; Joseph E. Trumpey, chief scientific illustrator ;... 2nd ed. Detroit : Gale, c2003-c2004. Bioscience Library Reference Area QL3.G78131 2003

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Suggested Web Sites

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Managing Your References and Evaluating Your Sources

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