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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, Open Library, and other electronic book resources categorized by subject. Library catalogs usually do not index the individual articles within magazines and journals.

Catalog Coverage Unique Features

Electronic Books

Links to Google Books, Open Library, and other electronic book resources categorized by subject.
Searching the full text is often the best way to find topics inside of books.


OskiCat Quick Guide (PDF)

Most UCB libraries
(more information)

Renew your books online; find course reserves; request items checked out by another borrower or stored offsite; restrict your search to specific UCB libraries, to online items only, or to available items only.


Melvyl Guide

Most UCB libraries and many libraries worldwide, plus citations to selected articles (more information) Search libraries worldwide; create and save lists and add tags to items; automatically format citations; find selected article citations; easy-to-use, Amazon-like interface.

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Finding Articles

Search article databases to find journal, magazine, and newspaper articles. These databases index articles published in selected journals and magazines, papers presented at conferences, 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.

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

The most comprehensive biological sciences article database; indexes over 6000 peer-reviewed journals.
(Guide: HTML | PDF)

1926-present Most
Indexes core journals in all scientific fields. Allows cited reference searching, which allows you to identify later articles which cite a given author or article.
1901-present Most

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Finding Images

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Managing Your References and Websites

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