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General Microbiology PMB / MCB C112: Finding Journal Articles

A guide to resources and tips to help General Microbiology students with research for their semester projects.

Finding Journal Articles in Microbiology

Search article databases to find journal articles, conference proceedings, and book chapters.

To access full textUC-eLinks

Note: For 2019- Elsevier journal articles (as well as articles in other journals that the Library does not have subscriptions for), alternative access methods include searching for open access copies using browser plugins like Unpaywall and Open Access Button.

Top Choices for Finding Articles:

  • Note: Use the UCB-specific URL to see a customized version of PubMed that includes UC-eLinks.
  • New PubMed: Searching Tips & More - guide to using the new PubMed interface
  • Advanced search: access via upper left triple bar (hamburger) button: search authors, article titles, journal titles, date ranges, more.
  • Show UC-eLinks in your results list:
    - Click on Settings (under triple bar) > Library Links
    - Search for "berkeley"
    - Choose "University of California Berkeley - UC-eLinks," then Save

Review and Tips from Bio 1B

Using Alerts

To help you stay current, set up automated alerts by topic, author, citation, or journal using these tools:

Borrowing items not available at UC Berkeley

The Interlibrary Borrowing Service (IBS) assists UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff request books, articles and other materials not available at UC Berkeley using Melvyl and other IBS tools