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Information Resources for Molecular and Cell Biology

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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 Links to 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 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.

Core Databases for Molecular and Cell Biology Years Covered

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


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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 Protocols

PubMed is an excellent resource for finding recent protocols. The following protocol databases contain the full text of current protocols in a variety of disciplines:

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Additional Molecular and Cell Biology Resources

Molecular and Cell Biology Resources: A selection of books, databases, websites and tutorials for biochemistry, bioinformatics, cell & developmental biology, molecular biology, microbiology, the neurosciences, and more.

PROTEOME is a database of protein structures and functions covering mammalian, plant, yeast and worm genomes. Searchable by gene, disease, pathway, transcription factor, and more.

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Managing References

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Off-Campus Access

The use of some Library resources is restricted to current UC Berkeley faculty, students and staff. To access these resources from off-campus use either the Library Proxy Server (an easy-to-configure browser setting) or the campus Virtual Private Network (VPN) software.

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