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Finding Books

Resource Coverage Unique Features

OskiCat Quick Guide (PDF)
Most UCB libraries
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  • 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
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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 Google Books, Open Library, and other electronic book resources categorized by subject or source.
  • Search the full text of relevant materials
  • Full text may be available online

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Finding Books Online

Numerous books are now available electronically, licensed for use at UCB. Some are included in publisher packages or as special subject collections. See the Bioscience Library's Electronic Books page for full-text collections such as ENVIROnetBASE, Springer E-books, ebrary, and Knovel Library.

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Finding Articles

Links to the databases below can be found on the Bioscience Library Databases page. See Connecting from Off-Campus for information about connecting from off-campus locations. To access the full text of articles, use the UC-eLinks button.

Important Article Databases for Integrative Biology Years Covered

Subjects: Aquatic biology, ecology, fisheries, oceanography, limnology and aquaculture
Sources: Journals, reports, monographs, dissertations, grey literature and conference proceedings


Subjects: Comprehensive coverage of the biological sciences
Sources: Articles, book chapters, conference proceedings, technical reports, and other sources
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Subjects: Geology, geophysics, biogeography, paleontology and evolution
Sources: Over 3500 journals as well as conference papers, theses, and other publications; produced by the American Geological Institute

(N. America)

Subjects: Molecular and cell biology and biomedicine
Sources: Life science journals, MEDLINE, and online books
Note: Use the link above to see a customized version of PubMed that includes links to UCB’s full text holdings.
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Subjects: Science, the social sciences, and the arts and humanities
Sources: Journals, conference proceedings and book chapters
Note: Features cited reference searching for articles that cite a given author or article


Subjects: all aspects of zoology, including systematics, ecology, behavior, evolution and conservation
Sources: about 4500 international scientific journals plus books, meetings, conferences, reviews, and electronic documents
Note: Searchable by author, subject, geographic area and taxon, with a thesaurus of about 10,000 terms arranged in 80 hierarchies.


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Finding Dissertations

DISSERTATIONS & THESES  1861-present; 1997-present for some full text
Provides access to the full text of all dissertations from UC since 1997. The first twenty-four pages from all other dissertations for which images exist online are also available. Also included are more than 1.5 million citations and abstracts to doctoral dissertations dating back to 1861. Searchable by thesis advisor.

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Finding Integrative Biology Information on the Web

Integrative Biology Web Resources: Web sites for biodiversity, taxonomy, conservation and endangered species, physiology and anatomy, plant biology and zoology.

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Managing References and Evaluating Sources

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