Location of the Engineering Library (Bechtel Engineering Center)
Databases for articles in engineering (you need to look beyond PubMed!)
- Citing Your Sources - a brief online guide to the main citation styles and a brief discussion on what constitutes plagiarism.
- MLA handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 7th edition. New York : Modern Language Association of America, 2009.
Doe Reference Reference Hall LB2369 .G53 2009
Main Gardner Stacks LB2369 .G53 2009
Many older editions available throughout the UCB libraries.
- The Chicago Manual of Style (UCB-only access)
15th ed. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 2003. Searchable, online version of the Chicago Manual of Style (15th edition).
Many print editions available throughout the UCB Libraries.
- Cite Right: A Quick Guide to Citation Styles--MLA, APA, Chicago, the Sciences, Professions, and More (UCB-only access) Charles Lipson. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 2006.
Many print editions throughout the libraries.
- Columbia Guide to Online Style (UCB-only access)
Janice R. Walker and Todd Taylor. 2nd ed. NY: Columbia Univ. Press. 2006.
Many print editions throughout the UCB libraries.
Resources in Molecular & Cell Biology
Molecular and Cell Biology Resources: A selection of books, databases, websites and tutorials for biochemistry, bioinformatics, cell & developmental biology, molecular biology, microbiology, the neurosciences, and more.
Molecular Biology Web Resources: Informational and analytical tools and resources on gene and protein sequences and structures.
Proteome: A database of information on the structure and function of proteins expressed in mammalian species, model organisms, and human fungal pathogens. Content covers diseases, drugs, gene regulation, pathways, and fully annotated genomes.
Online Encyclopedias in Life Sciences (most restricted to UCB users)
Biodiversity and Taxonomic Databases (most freely available on the web)
Reaxys (database of compounds, structures, properties, reactions)
PubChem (biological properties of small molecules)
Help with searching PubChem (series of short video tutorials)
Citation Management Tools
Citation management tools help you manage your research, collect and cite sources, and create bibliographies in a variety of citation styles. Each one has its strengths and weaknesses, but any are easier than doing it by hand!
- Zotero: A free plug-in that works exclusively with the Firefox browser: keeps copies of what you find on the web, permits tagging, notation, full text searching of your library of resources, works with Word, and has a free web backup service. A guide is available.
- RefWorks - free for UC Berkeley users. It allows you to create your own database by importing references and using them for footnotes and bibliographies. Use the RefWorks New User Form to sign up. A guide is available.
- EndNote: may be purchased from UC Berkeley's Software Central.
It's always good to double check the formatting -- sometimes the software doesn't get it quite right.