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Energy & Resources: Books, eBooks, Reports

A guide to research resources for the Energy & Resources Group and others researching natural resources, energy, and water.

UC Library Search - find books, ebooks, and more

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UC Library Search is the University of California’s unified discovery and borrowing system. Use it to find books, articles, media, archival collections, and more across most UCB libraries (notable exception: Berkeley Law Library), as well as the collections of other UC libraries.

You can:

  • Narrow your search results using filters (ex: peer review status, date, and format).
  • Use Request to page items, place a hold, or request an interlibrary loan (must be logged in).
  • Save and export records to email or citation management software, or save searches.
  • View and manage (must be logged in) your:
  • Saved records, saved searches, and search history.
  • Requested, borrowed, and Interlibrary Loan items.
  • Messages, blocks, fines, and fees.

See the UC Library Search user guide.

Statement from the Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library about harmful, offensive, or discredited Library materials.

For items not available at UC Berkeley

UCB Faculty, Staff, and Students:

Non-UCB Borrowers:

Recommend a Purchase:

  • Use this form to recommend purchases (books, etc.) or subscriptions.

Dissertations & Theses

Find Reports and Information from Government, IGOs, NGOs, and Think Tanks

Government Information

Other librarians at UCB have created these helpful Guides to Finding Government Information.

 

Intergovernmental Organization (IGO) Information 

Custom Google Search: Use the following search box to search across hundreds of IGO websites

 

 

Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Information

Custom Google Search: Use the following search box to search across hundreds of NGO sites. Sites were chosen based on their consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and also collated from curated lists.

 

Search Think Tanks and Research Centers

Link to a Google Custom Search of more than 1200 think tanks and research centers.

Using Google More Effectively

Government Reports (U.S.)

You can find reports and other 'grey literature' using many of the databases listed under eBooks and in the Articles tab. Here are some other sources for government reports:

eBooks and Reports

Use UC Library Search to search for eBooks on a particular topic, or browse one of the eBook collections below. To learn how to navigate the different eBook platforms, see these instructions.

Take a Break

The Library also has books to read for fun! Get inspired by a scientist's memoir or biography, or browse the shelves and choose a comfy chair at Morrison Library, or check out the Library's Overdrive collection for popular ebooks and audiobooks.