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You can still access the UC Berkeley Library’s services and resources during the closure. Here’s how.

ESPM 50AC: Intro to Culture & Natural Resource Management: Get Started

Getting connected

What is Peer Review?

Start Your Search

Start Your Search, on the Library's website is a good place to get started to find articles, books, news, and more. Note that using a filter to limit to 'Scholarly (Peer Reviewed),' may exclude many scholarly books.

More on Start Your Search, including what is and isn't included.

If you aren't having luck with Start Your Search, try another database from the Specialized Databases tab.

Quick Guide to Evaluating Resources

When you encounter any kind of source, consider:

  1. Authority - Who is the author? What is their point of view? 
  2. Purpose - Why was the source created? Who is the intended audience?
  3. Publication & format - Where was it published? In what medium?
  4. Relevance - How is it relevant to your research? What is its scope?
  5. Date of publication - When was it written? Has it been updated?
  6. Documentation - Did they cite their sources? Who did they cite?

Additional Student Needs during COVID-19 Shutdown

UC Berkeley COVID-19 Student Relief Funds

Basic Needs

Student Technology Equity Program

Off-Campus Internet Access

Student access to Zoom Pro Accounts (students enrolled in Fall 2020 only)

Student Tech Help desk:  9 a.m.-5 p.m Monday-Friday. Please reach out at 510-642-HELP or sts-help@berkeley.edu.

COVID-19 Portal for UC Berkeley Library Users:  returning materials, remote library services, online resources for research

Coronavirus Student Affairs Updates:  Basic needs, housing, food, health, financial aid, and more.

Coronavirus updates:  Berkeley News

Book an Individual Work Room at the Student Union (students)