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Bridges to Baccalaureate Summer Research Program: Finding Articles and More

Searching PubMed

PubMed top tips for better searching:

  1. Combine terms with AND or OR
  2. Use Filters (eg, Publication date, Language, etc.)
  3. Search for your term as a word in the title or title or abstract (using Filters, Advanced Search, or Field Tags)
  4. Use MeSH (Medical Subject Headings - PubMed's subject terminology), with subheadings
  5. Use the Similar Articles link, once you find a set of relevant citations

Searching Web of Science

Web of Science top tips for better searching:

  1. Use Filters (eg, publication date, Language, etc)
  2. Use the Search within results box to add another term to your search for more focused results.
  3. Click on the Times Cited link to the right of a citation to see all the articles that cited that one.

» Web of Science Quick Reference Guide (PDF)


Find articles and books online, or find them at a UC Berkeley library by clicking UC-eLinks icon next to the citation in article databases.

  » Getting Started with UC-eLinks


Off Campus Access to Library Resources

Off-campus access is limited to current UCB faculty, staff and students. Choose one of the following methods:

EZproxy (new!)
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.

Proxy Server The old proxy server will remain available for a limited time.
Instructions to configure your browser for access to licensed resources.
Proxy Server FAQ
iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch setup instructions

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Download and install the VPN client to allow access the UC Berkeley licensed resources.

Other Scientific Databases and Sources of Scientific Information

Remember those PubMed "Top Tips"?
Most are applicable to the databases below, as well as several other databases you may find yourself using.

The list below represents but a sample of the many databases available to find article and other citations.
See the Databases by Subject Guide for more.
Ask a librarian for help if you are having trouble with your topic.

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