Connecting from Off Campus
You can access UCB Library resources from off campus or via your laptop or other mobile device using one of two simple methods:
After you make a one-time change in your web browser settings, the proxy server will ask you to log in with a CalNet ID or Library PIN when you click on the link to a licensed resource. See the setup instructions, FAQ, and Troubleshooting pages to configure your browser.
Encyclopedia of world poverty. Doe Reference Hall HV12.E54 2006
Encyclopedia of international development Doe Reference Hall HD82.E547 2005
Planning sustainable cities : global report on human settlements 2009 Doe Reference HT166.P5424 2009
International encyclopedia of the social sciences Doe Reference Hall H40.A2 I5 2008
History and hope : the international humanitarian reader Main (Gardner) Stacks HV544.5.H57 2013
The Cambridge encyclopedia of Latin America and the Caribbean Main (Gardner) Stacks F1406.C36 1992.
Electronic Resource Finder
The most important research section of the library web site is the Library Electronic Resource Finder. This is the library directory of databases and other information resources, organized by subject (e.g. political science) type (e.g. encyclopedias) as well as other categories. It also contains a link to a comprehensive listing of library e-journals.
Catalogs & Search Engines
Find a book that matches your topic and go to the call number range to browse. Check the references and bibliography.
Google Scholar. Functions as both a key word database for articles and books. It automatically connects to select licensed content held by the UC libraries.
Google Books. Millions of scanned books worldwide. Search the text of the books, view previews or "snippets" from books still in copyright, and read the full text of out-of-copyright books. To read the text of a copyrighted book, use the Find in a Library link to locate the book at UC Berkeley or search OskiCat.
Oskicat. UC Berkeley libraries catalog. Includes records for most UCB library materials, including books, e-books, journal and e-journal titles, films and videos, maps, archival materials, and much more. See also the Quick Guide to Oskicat and Oskicat Tutorial.
Melvyl. Catalog for all UC Campus libraries, including selected libraries on campus not in Oskicat, e.g. the Boalt Law Library.
International Flagship Publications
The Global Report and Global Appeal. From the United Nations Refugee Agency.
Human Development Report. From the United Nations Human Development Programme (UNDP). See also regional and country reports on the same site.
State of the World's Children. From the United Nation's Children's Fund (UNICEF).
State of the World's Cities. From the UN Commission on Human Settlements. See also regional reports on on the same page.
State of World Population. From the United Nations Population Fund.
World Development Report. The World Bank flagship. Like the Human Development Report each report is themed.
World Disasters Report. From the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent.