EZproxy is available for off-campus access to licensed online resources. EZproxy allows users to connect to resources via CalNet sign-in or with their PIN / Cal 1 card number and without any configuration in a browser or device. No longer having to configure or install anything means that online resources are available from any computer anywhere.
EZproxy replaces our current home-grown Library proxy service. To learn more about EZproxy see our guide at guides.lib.berkeley.edu/ezproxy.
Use Start your Search to find: books and ebooks from Oskicat; ebook databases; and some (but not all) article content from databases such as JSTOR, Project Muse, EBSCO, and more.
Use OskiCat to locate materials in the UC Berkeley libraries including: books and e-books; and journal, magazine and newspaper titles (but not individual articles).
Use Melvyl to locate materials at UC Berkeley, the other UC campuses, or worldwide.
Finding Articles from a Citation
Have a citation, but don't know where to find the article? Try Citation Linker (search by article title or author – journal title and date are required)
or Start your Search (search by article title or author).
Recommended steps for finding articles from a citation:
1. Search by article title or author in Start your Search. If not there, continue to step 2.
2. Search by article title or author in Citation Linker (journal title and date are required). If not there, continue to step 3.
3. Search by journal title in Oskicat to find to see if there is a link to the electronic title, or whether we hold the journal title only in print. If only found as a print title, note the call number and library name and visit the library to locate it. If not found, continue to step 4 to InterLibrary Loan (ILL) the title.
4. If you can't find your article in the resource in steps 1-3, search for it in Melvyl to initiate a ILL request. Once you locate the publication use the "Request" or "Berkeley E-LINKS" button to request it from other institutions. If you still cannot find it, but wish to make a ILL request, use this form.