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Development Practice: Books, eBooks, Reports

Resources for students in UC Berkeley's Master of Development Practice program

Find books, ebooks, journals

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Oskicat [UC Berkeley]

  • Search for books, e-books, journals, dissertations, reports, by topic, author or series.
  • Renew your books
  • Find course reserves
  • Request items from other libraries, from storage, or that are checked out by other patrons
  • Refine your search to a specific library, available items or online items.

Melvyl  [UC, selected UCB libraries not in Oskicat]

  • Search for books, ebooks, journals, dissertations, and articles from UCB-subscribed journals
  • Search libraries worldwide
  • Request items UCB does not own, create and save lists, automatically format citations.

Google Books

  • Search the full text of books scanned by Google.
  • Read the full text of most out-of-copyright books
  • View previews or snippets from many books still in copyright
  • Find in a library link will locate the book if it is owned by UC Berkeley

Find Reports and Information from Government, IGOs, NGOs, and Think Tanks

Government Information

Other librarians at UCB have created these helpful Guides to Finding Government Information.

 

Intergovernmental Organization (IGO) Information 

Custom Google Search:Use the following search box to search across hundreds of IGO websites

 

 

Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Information

Custom Google Search: Use the following search box to search across hundreds of NGO sites. Sites were chosen based on their consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and also collated from curated lists.

 

Search Think Tanks and Research Centers

Link to a Google Custom Search of more than 1200 think tanks and research centers.

Using Google More Effectively

Dissertations & Theses

Dissertations from a UC Berkeley department:
Search OskiCat: keywords berkeley dissertations <department name>.
Example: berkeley dissertations "energy and resources"

eBooks

Use OskiCat or Melvyl to search for eBooks on a particular topic, or browse one of the eBook collections below. To learn how to navigate the different eBook platforms, see these instructions.

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