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Searching the Public Health & Medical Literature More Effectively: Need More Help?

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If you aren't finding what you need, please ask a librarian for assistance. You can email or call, or use our 24/7 chat service.

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Off Campus Access to Library Resources

Off-campus access is limited to current UC Berkeley faculty, staff and students. Choose one of the following methods:

Library Proxy (aka EZproxy):
When you click on a link to an article, database, etc., from a library web page. you will be prompted to authenticate via CalNet.
If you click on an article (etc.) link found via a search engine or a non-UCB Library webpage, you should use this bookmarklet to access the licensed resource.

Virtual Private Network (VPN):
Download and install the VPN client to allow access the UC Berkeley licensed resources.
Make sure you select Library Access - Full Tunnel VPN when you log on.
VPN FAQ

Students: Problems setting up Library Proxy or VPN? Contact your librarian, or Student Technology Services: (510) 642-HELP, or sts-help@berkeley.edu.

Subject Specialty Librarians

There are dozens of librarian subject specialists at UC Berkeley.

Here is a list, by subject.

Campus Library Map

Select the image below to see the full campus library map.

A map of all campus libraries

See also:

Library Workshop Calendar

On this calendar are listed drop-in workshops on topics such as:

  • Data Visualization
  • Citation Management (Zotero, etc.)
  • GIS
  • Finding Health Statistics

... and more!

Help with Urgent Student Needs

More information may be found on the UCB Basics Needs website, the Berkeley Support Portal (for students, staff, & faculty), and the Dean of Students Well-Being website.


See also:

for quick links to several urgent needs resources.

 

Mental Health

Urgent Medical Needs

Sexual Violence/Sexual Harassment

LGBTQ+/Gender Issues

Emergency Food

Emergency Cash

Emergency Housing

Undocumented Support

Accommodations/Disabilities

Back-Up Childcare

  • Back-Up Childcare: Highly-subsidized in-home and center-based back-up child care for UC Berkeley student parents.

Academic Accommodations

  • Academic Accommodations Hub: Information on Classroom climate; Academic integrity and honor code; Academic accommodations; Support resources; Conflict resolution and troubleshooting.

Disputes with the University

  • Student Advocate’s Office: Free and confidential student service that can provide you with assistance in matters of student conduct, grade appeals, financial aid, and more.

Report an Incident

  • Berkeley Diversity: Incident Reporting Forms: Report a specific incident or act of intolerance, hate, harassment or exclusion at any of the Berkeley campus or UC-systemwide resources listed here: hate incidents, grievances, whistle-blowing, discrimination, sexual violence, etc.