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Biological Sciences: Start

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Search selected 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. Contact us if you have difficulty finding or accessing library resources. Use the Recommend a title form for purchase recommendations.
Visit the Bioscience & Natural Resources Library web site for more resources.

Campus Libraries

Campus libraries that have materials related to the biological sciences include:

Collections in these libraries can be discovered by searching the OskiCat catalog.

Getting started

Library Research Workshop 101
An online tutorial providing an introduction to library and research skills at the UC Libraries, including:

  • Understanding an assignment
  • Choosing a topic
  • Developing search terms (keywords)
  • Choosing sources

The Research Process tab of this guide contains more help and tips on doing research.

On campus use

On campus use: Airbears 2: wireless access on campus.

Off Campus Access

Off-campus access is limited to current UCB faculty, staff and students.
Proxy Server
Current UC Berkeley students, faculty or staff configure your browser for access to licensed resources.
Proxy resources: Proxy Server FAQ. iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch setup instructions.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
The VPN setup allows access the UC Berkeley licensed resources for current students, faculty and staff.

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