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General Microbiology PMB / MCB C112: Finding Journal Articles

A guide to resources and tips to help General Microbiology students with research for their semester projects.

Finding Journal Articles in Microbiology

Article databases in the Biological Sciences

Search article databases to find journal articles, conference proceedings, and book chapters.

To access full textUC-eLinks

Top Choices:
  • Note: Use the UCB-specific URL to see a customized version of PubMed that includes UC-eLinks.
  • PubMed: Tips and Tricks - searching by topic and author, MeSH, using filters, MyNCBI, 
  • PubMed: More Search Tips - advanced searching (including finding review articles), setting up search alerts, using PubMed with citation managers.
  • Advanced search under arrow at right in search box: search authors, article titles, journal titles, date ranges, more.
  • Scholar Preferences can be set to show UC-eLinks in your results list:
    - Click on Settings > Library Links
    - Search for "berkeley"
    - Choose "University of California Berkeley - UC-eLinks," then Save

Review and Tips from Bio 1B

Using Alerts

To help you stay current, set up automated alerts by topic, author, citation, or journal using these tools:

Borrowing items not available at UC Berkeley

The Interlibrary Borrowing Service (IBS) assists UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff request books, articles and other materials not available (e.g. the material is in-use, in process, missing, at the bindery, not owned) at UC Berkeley using Melvyl and other IBS tools

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