This page is intended for those new to Berkeley and provides a quick overview of accessing and using the Library's many resources.
Once you've searched a database to find articles, you may need to use to link to a PDF or html file if the full text is not immediately available. Each database isa bit different, but a good rule of thumb is this: when you see the Uc-eLinks icon click on it to view your article access options, which can range from full text to a call number to an Interlibrary Loan request:
For more information, here's a tutorial on using UC-eLinks.
There are two ways to connect to library resources from off-campus using the new library proxy:
More information is on the EZproxy guide.
The campus VPN provides an alternate method for off-campus access.
As a Berkeley student you are eligible to use books and articles from other libraries around the United States.
Check OskiCat to make sure UC Berkeley does not own the material you want.
Provide a full and accurate bibliographic citation, including author, title, place and date of publication, and series. You can get citations from professors, from Melvyl, from other articles, from Google scholar. Verify your citations before submitting them for ILL.
The Berkeley campus provides several WiFi networks. AirBears2 and Eduroam will allow you to access the Library's databases. CalVisitor does not provide access to the Library subscription databases. Libraries allow students to pay to print, pay to copy/scan to print, and free scanning to a USB drive of materials from the collection. Berkeley students and faculty pay for printing with your Cal1Card. The following links provide further information.