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Principles of Conservation Biology ESPM C103 / IB C156: Get Started

Bioscience and Natural Resources Library

Welcome! Visit the Bioscience and Natural Resources Library in the Valley Life Sciences Building.

The Library's Reference Desk hours are Monday-Friday 1pm-3pm, or make an appointment with Becky.

Campus Wireless

AirBears2 is the UCB wireless network available in almost every building on campus; click on the link for more information about configuring the AirBears2 network on your device.

Proxy Server - Connect from Off-Campus

  • You no longer need to configure a browser to use the Library Proxy.
  • When you click on a resource link found in OskiCat, via "Start your search" on the Library home page, Databases A-Z or eJournals (UC eLinks), you will be prompted to authenticate. You may authenticate via CalNet, or via your PIN / Cal 1 card number.
  • When you click on a resource link found via a search engine or a non-UCB Library webpage, you will need to use a bookmarklet to access the licensed resource.

Start Your Search

Start your search here to find books, articles, news coverage, and more.

 

More on Start Your Search, including what is and isn't included.

Quick Guide to Evaluating Resources

When you encounter any kind of source, consider:

  1. Authority - Who is the author? What is their point of view? 
  2. Purpose - Why was the source created? Who is the intended audience?
  3. Publication & format - Where was it published? In what medium?
  4. Relevance - How is it relevant to your research? What is its scope?
  5. Date of publication - When was it written? Has it been updated?
  6. Documentation - Did they cite their sources? Who did they cite?
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