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Where can I learn how to use databases or research my topic?

We offer a number of resources to help you get started with your research. The library provides online tutorials on research strategies and resources, and we also feature drop-in classes on various topics.

Depending on your subject area and needs, the following options can help you get started:

24/7 Chat

Our online chat reference service is always open.


Contact the Doe Library Reference Desk at 510.642.6657

Click the Info links on the Library hours page for the phone numbers of other campus library reference desks.

In Person

Check the Library hours page for reference desk service hours at all campus libraries.

Research Advisory Service

Find out about appointments for undergraduates doing library research in the humanities and social sciences.

Subject Specialists and Libraries

Contact a subject area specialist from the many UCB libraries and collections for help within your discipline.



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