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.
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.
Middle East Crises and Reference Books
The following are sample books about middle east conflict and politics. Use Oskicat to find more items.
The encyclopedia of Middle East wars: the United States in the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq conflicts Doe Reference Reference Hall DS63.1 .E453 2010. v.1-5 (2010)
Political handbook of the Middle East Doe Reference JQ1758.A58 P65 2008.
The government and politics of the Middle East and North Africa Doe Reference Reference Hall DS62.8.G68 2011
The battle for the Arab Spring : revolution, counter-revolution and the making of a new era Main (Gardner) Stacks. JQ1850.A91 N68 2012.
Encyclopedia of the modern Middle East & North Africa Doe Reference Reference Hall DS43 .E53 2004.
Is there a Middle East?: the evolution of a geopolitical concept Main (Gardner) Stacks DS44.9 .I8 2012.
Democratization in the Arab world : prospects and lessons from around the globe Main (Gardner)Stacks. JQ1850.A91 D47 2012.