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Search special library resources for books, ebooks, articles, conference proceedings, patents, properties, news, and tools.

Current UCB faculty, students, staff and patrons in the library have access to licensed resources & material such as journals (print & electronic),books (print & electronic), databases, indexes, data and citation management software. ESPM guide

Bioscience Top Ten List

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Use the Recommend a title form for purchase recommendations.
Visit the Bioscience & Natural Resources Library web site for more resources.

Access

On campus wireless access use: Airbears 2: wireless access on campus.

Off-campus access to many resources is limited to current UCB faculty, staff and students.
To access these resources from off-campus, please use one of the following:

Proxy Server
The proxy server is a computer on campus that will re-route your requests for licensed resources after authenticating you as a Berkeley student, faculty or staff member. You must configure your web browser in order to use it.

Proxy changes: Recent changes in the proxy server may have affected some users; see the Library's Proxy Server FAQ. iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch proxy server setup instructions.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
The VPN is a software program that will establish a "tunnel" to our campus network, allowing you to access a broader variety of licensed resources.

 

eResources

Finding Environmental Information on the Web, selected list:

Interlibrary Loan & Services

For UC Berkeley faculty, students and staff

Interlibrary borrowing
: obtain materials from other institutions; view My ILL Requests*

Research Library Cooperative Program (RLCP):
Directly borrow materials from Stanford and UT Austin. Check RLCP website for eligibility.

Baker Document Delivery
is a fee based Document Delivery Service for UCB faculty, staff, graduate students, and UCOP staff with current UCB library cards. To use Baker you must have a Baker account (see below). 

Copyright information: UC Berkeley, UC system-wide

For non-UC Berkeley users and institutions
Interlibrary lending
of original material: provides access to the holdings of the UC Berkeley Libraries to institutional borrowers in the United States and Canada.

Photoduplication services
: provides access to the holdings of the UC Berkeley Libraries to institutions and the general public.

Special Library Access document delivery services: provides access to the resources of the UC Berkeley Libraries for libraries, information centers, corporations, and other organizations on a subscriber basis.


Articles

Find e-Journals

View Bioscience & Natural Resources Library ejournal titles.
Search UC, E-Journal Titles A-Z

Keeping current add RSS feeds, journal article alerts, email .
Citation Linker, search for articles when you have the author, titles, publication.

See also Full list of UC Berkeley Databases.

Use to find full text.

Article databases

Find Books, eBooks, Journals

Print & Electronic Books are cataloged in OskiCat and Melvyl. Some are included in publisher packages or special subject collections.

Use the Bioscience & Natural Resources Library eBooks list for full-text collections such as CRCnetBASE, The Prokaryotes, Springer E-books, ebrary, and Knovel Library.

Search the Library catalogs

OskiCat: UCB, use to renew your books online, find course reserves, request checked out or offsite items; restrict your search to a specific library, online items or available items only.

E-Books
: Limit your search to Available Online.Journals: When searching on exact journal titles, change the search field to Title and limit the search to Journals / Magazines / Newspapers.

Melvyl: UC System,search for books, ebooks, journals, dissertations, and articles. Search libraries worldwide, request items UCB does NOT own, create and save lists, automatically format citations; use keywords or subject headings for title, subject, author.

For materials not owned by UC Berkeley: Borrowing from Other Libraries.



Electronic Books: are included in OskiCat, Melvyl,
Google Books
, Google Scholar.
Open Library
,

Use UC e-Links to link to the full text of articles ( if available).

Dissertations & Theses

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

ebook databases

Data Management

Use the following links for UC Berkeley, University of California, links to federal sites, copyright and more.

University of California Resources
1. UC3, University of California Curation Center - UC/California Digital Library

2. EZID: create a persistant DOI or ARK. ~long term, unique identifiers. (UC/CDL).
    Berkeley researchers can request a free account by contacting data-consult@lists.berkeley.edu.

3. DMPTool: Manage Your Data - develop a Data Management Plan, see Funder Requirements (CDL)

4. Scientific Data Services -- Science Libraries @ UC Berkeley - guide to our services.

5. UC Berkeley Data Services Management, IST.  See comparative table.

Data Management Basics

NSF Data Management Plan Requirements: Proposals submitted or due on or after January 18, 2011, must include a supplementary document of no more than two pages labeled “Data Management Plan”.

Collaboration, accessibility and transparency are necessary for data management in modern science. Science.gov, NSF, NIH and other federal agencies mandate data plans with grant proposals.
Start with this list:
---- Make a plan to store your data
---- Find the right medium to store your data
---- Develop a system to organize your data
---- Make sure that your data has easy access
---- Make sure that your data is safe and secure.

Content Management

IST, UCB table comparing programs available to UC Berkeley Students, faculty and staff.

Content Sharing and managment

Data Repositories and more

Integrative Biology and the Environment - Data Repositories - selected of websites.

To find additional data repositories:
Open Access Directory of Data Repositories [Simmons University]
DataBib [Institute of Museum and Library Services]
Repositories
[DataCite]

USEFUL sites
:
Data Conservancy Organization - (NSF) collect, organize, & preserve data.
Many Eyes: data visualization tools from IBM.
Data Management & Publishing Checklist, MIT
NSF Division of Institution & Award Support

Others:
US Naval Observatory (USNO)  - Oceanography Portal
: includes a range of astronomical data and products, & serves as the official source of time for the U.S. Department of Defense & a standard of time for the entire United States.

Science Writing, selected titles

A Field Guide for Science Writers by Blum et al. T11 F52 2006 PHYS Scientific writing: thinking in words by Lindsay Am I making myself clear? a scientist's guide to talking to the public/ Cornelia Dean Scientific writing and communication: papers, proposals, and presentations by Hoffman. Q223 H63 2010 The manual of scientific style: a guide for authors, editors, & researchers by Rabinowitz & Vogel. T11 .M3385 2009 PHYS 

A Field Guide for Science Writers / eBook: by Blum, Henig Robin, 2006
A Scientific Approach to Scientific Writing
/ eBook. Blackwell & Martin, 2011.
Am I making myself clear? a scientist's guide to talking to the public
/ & ebook Cornelia Dean.
Scientific Writing = Thinking in Words
/ Lindsay, 2011.
Scientific Style and Format, The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors and Publishers
. 7th ed. Council of Science Editors.
The Manual of Scientific Style: A Guide for Authors, Editors, and Researchers
/ eBook /  Rabinowitz and Vogel, 2009.
The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing
/Dawkins, 2008.
Who Owns This Text?: Plagiarism, Authorship, and Disciplinary Culture
s / Haviland. Mullin, 2009.

Critical evaluation of resources
– a guide to assessing resources for academic suitability.
Writing for science and engineering: papers, presentations and reports
/ Heather Silyn-Roberts. 2013

Cite Your Sources & Manage Your Documents (pdfs)

Programs such as: Endnote, Refworks, Zotero, allow you to download, collect, share & manage references, PDFs, data, and documents. Some work with word processing to format citations and footnotes in papers and create bibliographies in a variety of styles.

EndNote
(Mac, PC, web-based) is a program that you install on your computer & use on the web. EndNote works with word software to format citations, and create bibliographies in many styles. It can be purchased from The Scholar's Workstation or online. &

tips to enter your citations per index

[Endnote X7 Exercises]
 

RefWorks(Online) is a web-based bibliographic management service licensed by the library for UCB faculty, staff and students. RefWorks can be used independently or as a complement to EndNote. To use, create an account using the RefWorks New User form.

Zotero
(Firefox) is a free Firefox extension that manages citations found online through your browser. Zotero can capture, store citations, pdfs, images and databases. Zotero can create bibliographies in Word and OpenOffice in a limited number of styles.

TeX
: is a typesetting language used for scientific document preparation. LaTeX is a program that converts a plain text file into TeX. BibTeX is a tool that can be used with LaTeX to create documents and bibliographies. http://www.latex-project.org. Tools are free to download. The TeX Users Group (TUG) includes an FAQ, links to software. Endnote has a BibTeX output style that will format your citations into TeX.

Papers
(Mac) is low-cost software that allows you to search, retrieve, organize, and annotate article PDFs. You can also easily export references into citation management tools like EndNote so that you can use their citation and bibliography formatting features.

Mendeley
is a free web-based reference manager & can be used as a social network to organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover current developments.

Software for Science Reference Management
: a web-list of many bibliographic management programs for the PC or Mac, some are free.

Use the following charts for other programs and more information:
Citation manager comparison chart
Document manager comparison chart

Presentations - Posters & Data

Use this brief list to get started, go to Poster Presentations for more design and layout information.

1. PURPOSE of a poster = rapid, concise & visual communication of research.

2. PREPARE CONTENT = follow a template.

3. DESIGN your poster = choose a layout.

4. CONSTRUCT your poster = print it

5. PRESENT your poster =  be clear, friendly, confident of your results.

Images

Beautiful Evidence / Edward R. Tufte. P93.5 .T837 2006. Cheshire, Conn.: Graphics Press, 2006.

Envisioning Information / Edward R. Tufte. 10th printing, Mar. 2005. ed. Cheshire, Conn.: Graphics Press, 1990, 2005. P93.5 .T84 2005

The Visual Display of Quantitative Information / Edward R. Tufte . 2nd ed. Cheshire, Conn.: Graphics Press, 2001. HA31 .T914 2001.

Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative / Edward R. Tufte. 7th prt, revisions, June 2005. ed. Cheshire, Conn.: Graphics Press, 2005. BF241 .T83 2005

Copyright, Open Access - Funding sources

BRII. Berkeley Research Impact Initiative, funding for authors publishing in open access journals

Copyright Resources & Regulations at UC Berkeley

Copyright in Teaching, Research and Publishing. UC Berkeley Library

OASIS. Open Access Scholarly Information Sourcebook

UC Berkeley Library, Scholarly Communication. covers issues & new models.

UC University of California Copyright information and links.

California Digital Library, Data Management Guide; guidelines & tools to manage & preserve data


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