To access UCB Library resources from off campus, configure your machine using one of two simple methods (Proxy Server is the quickest and easiest):
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 when you click on the link to a licensed resource. See the setup instructions, FAQ, and Troubleshooting pages to configure your browser. Follow these steps to check your proxy configuration.
Find e-journals titles quickly by using our E-journals A-Z database.
Search for journal title:
If you have a citation, use the UC-eLinks Citation Linker to find the full-text.
Journal Title and Date are required fields. Enter as much information as you have about the publication.
OskiCat is the catalog for UC Berkeley and includes all libraries on campus. Start with a keyword search, and then use subject headings for additional searching. The records will tell you the call number and location (library) for each book.
Melvyl is the catalog for all UC campuses. Use the Request button to request items not owned by UC Berkeley.
WorldCat is a library catalog for materials owned by libraries worldwide. UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and students may request materials not owned by UC Berkeley by clicking the UC e-Links button and using the Request option.
OskiCat: Find ebooks in the OskiCat catalog by changing the drop-down menu default from Entire Collection to Available Online.
Search these publishers' websites to find civil & environmental content in their e-books:
CRC Press UCB access only
eBrary UCB access only
Knovel UCB access only
Springer UCB access only
Wiley Online Library UCB access only
More UC Berkeley e-books
New books in Civil and Environmental Engineering
The UC Berkeley Library houses a Media Resource Center in the Moffitt Library. It currently has more than 250 documentaries under the category Environment and Natural Resources. UCB faculty can arrange to borrow these for use in class and can have titles placed on course reserves so students can watch them in the Media Resource Center. About the Media Resource Center provides information on how to check items out and put them on reserve.
Dissertations and Theses (Dissertation Abstracts)
Dates: 1861 - present
Coverage: Indexes graduate dissertations from over 1,000 North American, and selected European, graduate schools and universities. Dissertations published since 1980, and master's theses since 1988, include brief abstracts written by the authors. Offers full text of most of the dissertations added since 1997.
Search by: thesis advisor, topic or title term, author, and other fields.
UC Berkeley Dissertations
To search for UC dissertations, go to Dissertations and Theses @ University of California (available in full text).
To locate dissertations from a specific UC Berkeley department, search OskiCat for the keywords berkeley dissertations <department name>.
Example: berkeley dissertations molecular and cell biology
Reference managers help you manage your research, collect and cite sources, & create bibliographies in a variety of citation styles. Compare.
Widely used citation managers include:
RefWorks: Free for UC Berkeley users. Web-based manager with direct export integrated into many databases. Organize and share references, and format citations and bibliographies.
Sign up for a RefWorks account.
Getting Started with RefWorks
EndNote: may be purchased from UC Berkeley's Software Central. Good PDF management and annotation tools. Automatically searches for full-text PDFs (if available) for citations. Formats citations and bibliographies. Requires purchase of annual or semi-annual upgrades to remain current.
Zotero: Free plug-in for Firefox and standalone versions for Chrome and Internet Explorer. Automatically extracts metadata from many PDFs and web pages. Permits tagging, notation, and full text searching of your library of resources. Integrates with Word for citation and bibliography formatting, and has a free (but limited) web backup service.Getting Started with Zotero Note: When using software to automatically format your citations, double-check the formatting for correctness.
Mendeley: Free (up to 2GB). Web-based component that syncs with a desktop client. Integrates with Word for citation and bibliography formatting. Includes some social elements that allows for sharing and recommendations.
Publishers' style guides provide instructions for writing an article for one of its publications. They typically specify the layout and length of the paper, rules for units, graphs and tables, copyright terms, and how to submit the paper.
AGU Author Resource Center
AIP Style Manual Published by the American Institute of Physics
ANS Information for Authors
Communications of the ACM - Information for Authors
ICE Author Guidelines
IET Author Guides
ORS Instructions for Authors
Physical Review style (APS journals)
The campus offers writing support for students through the College Writing Programs office. See what's available both on-campus and off-campus at the Writing Resources website.
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