Search special library resources for books, ebooks, articles, conference proceedings, patents, properties, news, and tools. Current UCB faculty, students, staff and patrons in the library have access to licensed resources. Bioscience Top Ten List. Use Recommend a title for purchase suggestions. Visit the Bioscience & Natural Resources Library web site for more resources.
On campus wireless access use: Airbears 2.
Off-campus access to resources is limited to current UCB faculty, staff and students.
For off-campus access use one of the following:
The proxy server is a computer on campus that will re-route your requests for licensed resources after authenticating you as a Berkeley student, faculty or staff member. You must configure your web browser in order to use it.
Proxy changes: see the Library's Proxy Server FAQ. iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch proxy server setup instructions.
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
The VPN is a software program that will establish a "tunnel" to our campus network, allowing you to access a broader variety of licensed resources.
For UC Berkeley faculty, students and staff
Research Library Cooperative Program (RLCP): Borrow materials from Stanford and UT Austin. See RLCP website for eligibility.
Baker Document Delivery is a fee based Document Delivery Service for UCB faculty, staff, graduate students, and UCOP staff with current UCB library cards. To use Baker you must have a Baker account (see below).
For non-UC Berkeley users and institutions:
Interlibrary lending of original material allows access to the holdings of the UC Berkeley Libraries to institutional borrowers in the United States, Canada and Internationally.
Photoduplication services: provides access to the holdings of the UC Berkeley Libraries to institutions and the general public.
Special Library Access document delivery services: provides access to the resources of the UC Berkeley Libraries for libraries, information centers, corporations, and other organizations on a subscriber basis.
Research Cycle: An interactive tutorial that explores the six stages of the research process.
1: Begin Your Research
Starting strategies, from choosing a topic to finding the right keywords.
2: Knowledge Cycle
The publication timeline, scholarly vs. popular sources, and differences in academic disciplines.
3: Finding Books
Search for books and other items in OskiCat, Cal's local library catalog.
4: Finding Articles
Locate and access articles in library research databases.
5: Make Citations
How to cite your sources correctly.
6: Basic Search
Common techniques for constructing searches that yield useful results.
7: Advanced Search
Specialized search strategies for targeting specific topics.