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NST 135 : Guide to Library Research

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Finding Books

Use a library catalog to find books, journals, magazines, government reports, maps, and other materials owned by the UCB libraries. You can also follow the links on our Electronic Books page, which will take you to Google Books and other electronic book resources categorized by subject.

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 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

Article databases: Search to find articles from scholarly journals, conference proceedings, magazines, newspapers, and other sources. Most records include citations and abstracts with links to the full text of articles (when available). To access the full text, use the UC-eLinks button.

Electronic Journals: Browse or search by title

Off-Campus Access.

Core Article Databases in the
Nutritional Sciences
Years Covered Peer-reviewed Content?

Agriculture, biotechnology, economics, food and nutrition; indexes journal articles, USDA reports, and some books, with many state agricultural and USDA publications from the early 1900s now being added. Focuses on U.S. publications.

1970-present Some

The most comprehensive biological sciences database; contains references to articles, book chapters, and conference proceedings on a wide variety of biological and biomedical topics.
(Guide: HTML | PDF)

1926-present Most

Agriculture, biotechnology, economics, forestry, environmental science, sustainable development, and rural sociology. Indexes books, journals and conference proceedings. Excellent coverage of international (non-U.S.) sources.

1910-present Some

The major database for articles published in biomedical journals; use the link above to see a customized version of PubMed that includes links to the University of California's full text holdings. MedlinePlus, also from the National Library of Medicine, provides information on consumer health.
(Guide: HTML | PDF)

1946-present Most
Related Article Databases
Years Covered
Peer-reviewed Content?
Multidisciplinary source for scholarly journal and magazine articles. Indexes articles from over 10,000 English, French, German, Italian and Portuguese journals. Full text is available for approximately 5300 journals.
1865-present Some
Full text articles from more than 7400 scholarly business journals. Includes management, economics, finance, accounting, and detailed company profiles for top business companies. Updated daily.
1965-present Most

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Suggested Print Resources

Ask at the Bioscience Library circulation desk for materials on reserve at the Bioscience Library.

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Suggested Web Sites

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Managing Your References and Evaluating Your Sources

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