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Library 101 for Rausser College of Natural Resources Students: Home

8 Things to Know about UCB Library

  1. UCB has about 20 libraries, including 5 Science Libraries and a Makerspace!
  2. UC Library Search is a good place to start your research - you can search across articles, books, and more. Use it to find and request books from UCB and the other UCs (UCB Law Library not included). Use filters to narrow your results.
  3. Most science books and articles will be online, so you'll need to be on Eduroam wifi or to use the proxy or VPN from off campus.
  4. Your textbooks may be online through the Library's e-reserves program (ask your instructor!)
  5. In addition to UC Library Search, there are other tools (databases) for finding articles. Many are optimized for particular subject areas. Whatever tool you are using, look for                 Get it at UC            links to get to the full text.
  6. There are several ways to get help from librarians, including 24/7 chat, email, consulting Research Guides, and making an appointment with a librarian.
  7. Library workshops, like the periodic 'Research 101' or Zotero workshops, can help you gain skills that make tackling assignments or research projects easier.
  8. The Library also has books to read for fun! Get inspired by a scientist's memoir or biography, or browse the shelves and choose a comfy chair at Morrison Library, or check out the Library's Overdrive collection of popular ebooks and audiobooks. The Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health library also has graphic novels and cookbooks!

UC Library Search - find books, ebooks, and more

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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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Getting connected

Getting more specific

Here are other guides to look at when you want library resources specific to your major or subject area - for example, recommendations for article databases are listed in the 'articles' tabs. The guides are geared towards grad students and others doing research in these subject areas, so there's a lot of information.

And a couple more: