You can still access the UC Berkeley Library's services and resources. Here's how.
Search the UC Berkeley home page
Cal Answers - UCB statistics
Think: what specific organizations are interested in your topic? Try searching for the Berkeley College Republicans, or the Cal Greeks. Warning: that's not the way to find scholarly articles, obviously.
Daily. Californian (searchable back to 2008; if you need earlier issues, contact Corliss for advice)
Berkeleyside (community news site)
Finding Scholarly Articles:
ERIC (see 'Finding articles' tab)
Start Your Search (see "Start your search" tab)
When you search for scholarly articles, if you don't find anything specifically about UC Berkeley, broaden your search to "University of California" or just to higher education generally. Ask Corliss for advice!
When you are doing online research, it's best to start with the Library home page; then when you access links in OskiCat or library databases, you will be asked to login with Calnet ID and passphrase.
If you search google for books, journals, etc. - you will not be able to access full text unless you use the EZ proxy bookmarklet. Add this to your bookmarks bar and then click on it any time you use a link that was not found via the UCB Library web site (such as Google).
More information available on the EZproxy guide.
The campus VPN provides an alternate method for off-campus access.
The Charlene Conrad Liebau Library Prize for Undergraduate Research recognizes excellence in undergraduate research projects that show evidence of significant inquiry using the library, its resources, and collections and learning about the research and information-gathering process itself.