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You can still access the UC Berkeley Library’s services and resources during the closure. Here’s how.

Anthropology Research Guide: Quick Start!

We're here for you during the campus closure!

While county officials limit in-person access, our library is still open online!

Please use our remote resourcesrequest ebookschat with a librarian, or email for more help.

Tips for finding specific articles online

1. Use our library VPN to read articles from off-campus.  

2. Search for an article title, in quotes, on our library homepage:

  • If you see the PDF, download it.
  • If you see , click to see where else we might have it. 

3. Search for the title, in quotes, on Google Scholar, and download PDFs posted online.

4. Request digital articles from Interlibrary Loan, and we'll try to get them from another library.

5. Contact your librarian for more help! 

Tips on finding ebooks while campus is closed

We have no access to print while the county is shut down for the pandemic. Instead: 

1. Search our library catalog or homepage to find specific ebooks.

2. Browse ebook platforms to find books you might have missed.

2. Search HathiTrust [login and deselect 'full view only'] to read older books online.

3. Search Google Scholar to see if the researcher shared a PDF of their book online. 

4. Email your librarian to see if we can buy an ebook for you to read.  

5. If we can't buy the ebook, try our tips for inaccessible articles. Contact the author, scholarly peers, or use #icanhazpdf on twitter to see if someone else has a copy already. 

Guides for specific anthropology courses

(If you're an instructor, you can request that we add a guide for your class. More info here.)