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Public Policy: Find Books

This guide is intended to be a starting point for public policy research.

The Library is Here for You!

The library can still help you during the campus closure! Here are some of the ways we're providing research assistance during this time:

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's homepage to find most UC books, articles, media, archival collections, and more. 

You can also:

  • Narrow your search results using filters (ex: peer review status, date, and language).
  • Save and export records to email or citation management software.
  • Save searches and create/enable alerts or RSS feeds for update notifications.
  • Log in to view and manage 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 and ask for research help 24/7 for more information.

eBook collections

The Library offers over 100 e-book and e-text collections in specific subject areas.  For more, consult the Finding eBooks at Berkeley guide.

Finding Dissertations

Dissertations and Theses (Dissertation Abstracts) Full Text: indexes dissertations from over 1,000 North American, and selected European, graduate schools and universities from 1861 to the present. Full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997.

UC Berkeley dissertations: Search UC Library Search  by author. Also helpful to see dissertations written in your department which you can do by doing a subject or keyword search:

  • subject: university of california berkeley school of education dissertations
  • keyword: berkeley dissertations education

Recent UC Berkeley dissertations are freely available online to anyone, anywhere with access to the internet.

Also see Find Dissertations and Theses for other specialized sources.