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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

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.
  • PubMed: Searching Tips & More - guide to using the PubMed interface
  • Advanced search: access via upper left triple bar (hamburger) button: search authors, article titles, journal titles, date ranges, more.
  • Show Get it at UC in your results list:
    - Click on Settings (under triple bar) > Library Links
    - Search for "berkeley"
    - Choose "University of California Berkeley - Get it at UC," 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 - find books, ebooks, and more

UC Library Search logo

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.

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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