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IB 87: Introduction to Research Methods in Biology

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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

To search or browse online journals: Electronic Journals

To search for journal, magazine and newspaper articles, papers presented at conferences, and other sources: Article Databases

To access full text: UC-eLinks

Search tips for article databases

To connect from off-campus: Proxy Server

Core Life Science/Environmental Science
Article Databases
Years Covered Peer-reviewed Content?
BIOSIS
The most comprehensive biological sciences article database; indexes over 6000 peer-reviewed journals.
(Guide: HTML | PDF)
1926-present Most
Environmental Sciences & Pollution Management
All aspects of environmental issues, including air, land, and water pollution, bacteriology, waste management, water resources and environmental biotechnology.
1981-present Some
PubMed
The National Library of Medicine's premier bibliographic database, indexing articles from more than 4500 journals in biology and biomedicine.
(Guide: HTML | PDF)
1947-present Most
Web of Science
Indexes core journals in all scientific fields. Allows cited reference searching, which identifies articles which cite a given author or article.
1900-present Most

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Managing Your References and Evaluating Your Sources

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