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E/AIS 157 AC: Engineering, The Environment, and Society: General Resources

UC-eLinks - Find Article Text/Location

Once you've searched a database to find articles, you may need to use UC-eLinks orange logo to link to a PDF or html file if the full text is not immediately available. Each database is a 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:

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For more information, here's a tutorial on using UC-eLinks.

Google Scholar Preferences

Google Scholar is an easy way to do interdisciplinary research, and with some settings changes can become even more useful.  You need a Google account to use some of these features.  To make Google display links to full text of articles that Berkeley subscribes to: Open Scholar and click on Settings [above the search box]. Under Library Links, enter the word Berkeley and click search (if you are connected to the internet via the campus, Google Scholar will have the correct boxes selected for you).  In the list of options that appears, check the boxes for anything University of California, Berkeley.

Google Scholar Preferences

UC Berkeley

At the Library:

To locate dissertations, master's theses, and master's projects from a specific UC Berkeley department, search OskiCat for the keywords 
berkeley dissertations <department name>

Examples: 
berkeley dissertations electrical engineering computer sciences 
berkeley dissertations mechanical engineering

Online:

The full text of most doctoral dissertations from UC Berkeley are available online in Dissertations and Theses from 1996 forward.

Catalogs

To find books, DVDs, maps, sound recordings, manuscripts, and much more - everything except articles - use a library catalog.

OskiCat = most UC Berkeley libraries

MELVYL = all UC campus libraries, including all UC Berkeley libraries

What's the difference?  more details here

For each item make sure you know the name of the physical library, call number, and whether or not it's checked out, library use only, etc.

Call numbers are on the spine of the book; learn how to read them so you can find what you need on the shelves.

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