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ESPM 60: Environmental Policy, Administration, and Law: Get Started

Library and research resources for students in ESPM 60

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.

Connecting from off campus

To access electronic journals, books, and other subscription resources from off-campus, please use one of the following:

EZProxy is now the preferred way to connect from off-campus (the 'old' proxy server will still continue to work for some time). 
 
Virtual Private Network (VPN) - A software program that will establish a "tunnel" to our campus network. The general recommendation is to try the proxy first before trying the VPN.

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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