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Current UCB faculty, students, staff and patrons in the library, have access to licensed resources & material such as journals (print & electronic),books (print & electronic), databases, indexes,data and citation management software.Bioscience Top Ten List. Contact us if you have difficulty finding or accessing library resources. Use the Recommend a title form for purchase recommendations.
Visit the Bioscience & Natural Resources Library web site for more resources.
On campus wireless access use: Airbears 2: wireless access on campus.
Off-campus access to many resources is limited to current UCB faculty, staff and students.
To access these resources from off-campus, please use one of the following:
The proxy server is a computer on campus that will re-route your requests for licensed resources after authenticating you as a Berkeley student, faculty or staff member. You must configure your web browser in order to use it.
Proxy changes: Recent changes in the proxy server may have affected some users; see the Library's Proxy Server FAQ. iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch proxy server setup instructions.
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
The VPN is a software program that will establish a "tunnel" to our campus network, allowing you to access a broader variety of licensed resources.
Use dictionaries and encyclopedias for brief histories, specialized names, dates, places.
Animal behavior desk reference: a dictionary of animal behavior, ecology, and evolution / Edward M. Barrows.
A dictionary of plant sciences, edited by Michael Allaby.
A dictionary of zoology
Botany illustrated : introduction to plants, major groups, flowering plant families. print / ebook.
Encyclopedia of Insects, ebook.
Grzimek's animal life encyclopedia
The encyclopedia of animals : a complete visual guide
UC Berkeley faculty, students and staff:
Interlibrary borrowing: obtain materials from other institutions; view My ILL Requests*
Research Library Cooperative Program (RLCP): Directly borrow materials from Stanford and UT Austin. Check RLCP website for eligibility.
Baker Document Delivery is a fee based Document Delivery Service for UCB faculty, staff, graduate students, and UCOP staff with current UCB library cards. To use Baker you must have a Baker account (see below).
Copyright information: UC Berkeley, UC system-wide
Non-UC Berkeley users and institutions:
Interlibrary lending of original material: provides access to the holdings of the UC Berkeley Libraries to institutional borrowers in the United States and Canada.
Photoduplication services: provides access to the holdings of the UC Berkeley Libraries to institutions and the general public.
Special Library Access document delivery services: provides access to the resources of the UC Berkeley Libraries for libraries, information centers, corporations, and other organizations on a subscriber basis.