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MCB 143: Evolution of Genomes, Cells and Development


Finding Articles

Electronic Journals: To search or browse for specific online journals.

Article Databases: To select a database to search for journal articles, papers presented at conferences, book chapters, and other sources.

UC-eLinks: Click to access full text.

Search tips for article databases.

Proxy Server: To connect from off-campus.

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Core Journal Article Databases Years Covered

Subjects: Molecular and cell biology, microbiology, 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.

PubMed Quick Guide

RefWorks: Importing references from PubMed


BIOSIS Previews
Subjects: Comprehensive coverage of the biological sciences
Sources: Articles, book chapters, conference proceedings, technical reports, and other sources

BIOSIS Previews Quick Guide

RefWorks: Importing references from BIOSIS/Web of Knowledge databases


Web of Science
Subjects: Science, the social sciences, and the arts and humanities
Sources: Journals, conference proceedings and book chapters
Note: Features cited reference searchb> for articles that cite a given author or article.

Web of Science Quick Reference Guide [Web of Knowledge]

RefWorks: Importing references from BIOSIS/Web of Knowledge databases


Subjects: Includes more than 2500 scholarly journals in all fields
Sources: Scholarly journals, books, documents, images
Note: "Moving wall" embargo of the most recent 3 - 5 years for many journals

Using JSTOR: Search Help [JSTOR]

RefWorks: Importing references from JSTOR


Google Scholar
Subjects: Searches scholarly literature across many disciplines
Sources: Includes articles, theses, books and websites. A list of the journals and other sources included in Google Scholar has not been made publicly available.
Note: Google Scholar settings can be changed to show UC-eLinks, reference manager links

Google Scholar Help [Google]

RefWorks: Importing references from Google Scholar


Zoological Record
Subjects: All aspects of animal biology, including systematics, ecology, behavior, evolution and conservation.
Sources: Journals, 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

Zoological Record Help

RefWorks: Importing references from BIOSIS/Web of Knowledge databases


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Finding Books

Library catalogs: Search OskiCat and Melvyl to find books, journals, magazines, government reports, maps, and other materials owned by UCB libraries.

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 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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Managing Your References and Citing Your Sources

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