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Finding Books

Use a library catalog to find books, journals, and other materials owned by the UCB libraries. You can also follow the links on our Electronic Books page for electronic book resources categorized by subject.

Resource Coverage Unique Features

OskiCat Quick Guide (PDF)
Most UCB libraries
(more information)
  • 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 Categorized links to books in molecular and cell biology, medicine, and other subjects (including protocols).
  • Search the full text of books and reference sources

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Finding Journal Articles

To search or browse online journals: Electronic Journals

To find the full text of an article from a citation: Citation Linker

To find the full text of an article from a DOI:

To search for journal, magazine and newspaper articles, papers presented at conferences, and other sources: Article Databases

To access full text: UC-eLinks

To connect from off-campus: Proxy Server

Core Molecular & Cell Biology Databases Years Covered Peer-reviewed Content?

Description: The most comprehensive biological sciences database.
Sources: Over 6,000 journals, plus books and conference proceedings on a wide variety of biological and biomedical topics.
Guides: HTML | PDF

1926-present Most

Description: More than 20 million biomedical citations from NLM's MEDLINE database, plus in-process citations and citations from other sources. PubMed also links to NCBI's integrated molecular biology databases including nucleotide sequences, protein sequences, 3-D protein structure data, population study data sets, and complete genomes.
Sources: About 5400 biomedical journals, plus books, author manuscripts, and other sources. Guides: HTML | PDF

1947-present Most

Web of Science
Description: Covers all areas of science (Science Citation Index), plus the social sciences and arts & humanities. Cited reference searching allows you to search for articles that have cited a given work or author; related records show articles that share citations with a given work.
Sources: More than 8300 journals in all areas of science.

1900-present Most

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Managing Your References and Evaluating Your Sources

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