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Life & Health Sciences Reference Help: Home

68-million-year-old Triceratops at the Koshland Bioscience Library

Reference Services and Research Help

The reference services for the Marian Koshland Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library are mainly being offered online. In-person reference appointments may be available upon request by emailing a librarian.

Contact a Librarian:

Use bios-library@berkeley.edu for general questions, special collections inquiries, or if you are not sure which librarian is best suited to help you.

Otherwise, email one of us directly, or use our 'schedule a meeting' links below to request a reference appointment.

  • Becky Miller (rcmiller@berkeley.edu; schedule an online meeting), Librarian for Rausser College of Natural Resources
  • Elliott Smith (esmith@library.berkeley.edu; schedule an online meeting), Librarian for Molecular & Cell Biology, Integrative Biology
  • Michael Sholinbeck (msholinb@library.berkeley.edu; schedule an online meeting, or email for more options). Librarian for Public Health, Optometry & Health Sciences, Vision Science. Michael also has office hours at the SPH DREAM Office: Tues 4:00-5:30PM; Thurs 1:30-3PM; Zoom option also available; email for link.

Online guides and tutorials:

Connecting from off campus:
To access UC Berkeley Library e-journals, e-books, databases, and other subscription resources from off-campus or on wifi networks other than eduroam, UC Berkeley students, faculty and staff can use the following:

Finding full text and journals:

  • Use Journal Search to find online or print access to a particular journal.
  • To find full text when searching in a database, look for links: Get it at UC
  • To find full text from a citation, paste the citation into the search box in UC Library Search.

Can't find the full text?: If a desired article, book, chapter, etc. is not available as a full-text version online, Berkeley students, faculty, and staff can place an interlibrary borrowing request:

If there's a book, journal, or database you think the library should acquire, you can reach out directly to a librarian, or use this form:

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