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MCB 198: Guide to Library Resources

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Finding Books

Use a library catalog to find books, e-books, journals, and other materials owned by the UCB libraries. For e-books, also see Electronic Books.

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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Finding Journal Articles

Search article databases to find journal, magazine, and newspaper articles.
To access the full text, use UC-eLinks.

Core Life Science/Environmental Science
Article Databases
Years Covered Peer-reviewed Content?

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

1900-present Most

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

1926-present Most

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

1899-present Most

Google Scholar
Searches scholarly literature across many disciplines. A list of the journals and other sources included in Google Scholar has not been made publicly available.
(Guide: Google Scholar Help)

Unknown Most

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Off-Campus Access

Use either the Library Proxy Server or the campus VPN (Virtual Private Network). Available to current UCB faculty, staff and students.

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Managing Your References and Evaluating Your Sources

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