Welcome! Use this guide to search for books, ebooks, articles, proceedings, patents, properties, news, and tools. Current UCB faculty, students, staff and patrons in the library have access to licensed resources. Use Bioscience Top Ten List or "Where do I start?" for more tools. Contact us if you have difficulty finding or accessing library resources. Use Recommend a title for purchases. Visit the Bioscience & Natural Resources Library web site for more resources.
Use one of the following:
EZProxy the preferred way to connect from off-campus (the 'old' proxy server will still continue to work for some time).
Current UC Berkeley students, faculty or staff configure your browser for access to licensed resources.
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
The VPN setup allows access the UC Berkeley licensed resources for current students, faculty and staff.
Write your research topic as a question, subject idea or thesis statement.
Example: What are the adverse effects of sleeping sickness?
List the main concepts.
Example: African trypanosomiasis, sleeping-sickness, Tsetse-flies, clinical signs, diagnosis, prevention. drugs used., Human Health
List key words, phrases, synonyms, & alternative terms to search: - Be Creative.
Example: endemic disease, Epidemiology, disease control, threat to human health, age, gender, injury, treatment, threat to human health
Reminder: include other collections and disciplines: Bioscience, Business, Chemistry, Neuroscience, Environmental Design, Public Policy, Public Health
Sample searches: sleeping sickness or Trypanosomiasis
Library Research Workshop 101
An online tutorial providing an introduction to library and research skills at the UC Libraries, including:
The Research Process tab of this guide contains more help and tips on doing research.