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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 text, look for                 Get it at UC            or                 UC-eLinks

Top Choices for Finding Articles:

  • Note: Use the UCB-specific URL to see a customized version of PubMed that includes UC eLinks / Get it at UC full text links.
  • 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. Citation alerts notify you when a chosen article is cited by a new article. Here are tools you can use to set up alerts:

UC Library Search

 UC Library Search infographic about what is included

UC Library Search is the University of California's unified discovery and borrowing system.

Access it directly or from the Library homepage to find most UC books, articles, media, archival collections, and more.

See the UC Library Search User Guide and ask for research help 24/7 for more information.

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