If you aren't finding what you need, please ask a librarian for assistance. You can email, call, or drop into a library for help, or use our 24/7 chat service.
Off-campus access is limited to current UCB faculty, staff and students. Choose one of the following methods:
Library Proxy (aka EZproxy)
When you click on a link to an article, database, etc., (in a browser or on a mobile device) you will be prompted to authenticate via CalNet.
When you click on a resource link found via a search engine or a non-UCB Library webpage, you will need to use a bookmarklet to access the licensed resource.
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Download and install the VPN client to allow access the UC Berkeley licensed resources.
Make sure you select Library VPN when you log on
You can type your question directly into this chat window to chat with a librarian. Your question may be answered by a reference librarian from Berkeley, from another UC campus, or another academic library elsewhere in the world. We share information about our libraries to make sure you get good answers.
If the librarian can not answer you well enough, your question will be referred to a Berkeley librarian for follow-up.
Have fun chatting!