Contact a Librarian:
Use email@example.com 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org; schedule an online meeting), Librarian for Rausser College of Natural Resources
- Elliott Smith (email@example.com; schedule an online meeting), Librarian for Molecular & Cell Biology, Integrative Biology
- Michael Sholinbeck (firstname.lastname@example.org; schedule an online meeting, or email for more options). Librarian for Public Health, Optometry & Vision Science. Michael also has office hours at the SPH DREAM Office in BWW: Tuesdays 4:00-5:30PM; Thursdays 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:
Library proxy server
Enables off-campus access to UC Berkeley Library e-journals, e-books and databases with one click.
VPN (Virtual Private Network)
Instructions for installing and using the VPN (Virtual Private Network).
Be sure to connect using the Library Access and Full Tunnel gateway option.
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:
- 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 online nor in a campus library, Berkeley students, faculty, and staff can place an interlibrary borrowing request. Best bet is to use UC Library Search, and click "Request through Interlibrary Loan" in an item record. More information:
Interlibrary Borrowing Service (IBS) enables UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff (including retired faculty and staff) to borrow materials not available through the UC Berkeley Library.
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:
Particularly at the beginning of the semester, the Library offers drop-in workshops on topics including citation management, data analysis, and 'Research 101.' You can subscribe to the Library Workshop email list to be notified of upcoming workshops.