Welcome to the UC Berkeley Library Economics Research Guide. We are here for you to offer help and services you can access remotely. Please see the University Library COVID-19 Portal for UC Berkeley Library Users. The Library is also maintaining a list of new COVID-19 e-Resources available to the UCB community during the shelter in place order, including the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS).
My colleagues and I are happy to help you with questions over email or zoom. Please feel free to contact me or another subject librarian for a virtual consultation. If you need a book but can't find an electronic version feel free to request eBook purchases. You can also order electronic copies of articles through interlibrary loan.
One of the most important research section of the library web site is the Library Electronic Resource Finder. This is the library directory of databases and other information resources, organized by subject (e.g. political science) type (e.g. encyclopedias) as well as other categories. It also contains a link to a comprehensive listing of library e-journals.
Find a book that matches your topic and go to the call number range to browse. Check the references and bibliography.
Start Your Search. Books, ebooks, journal articles, JSTOR, and other content rolled into one integrated library platform. Does not include content from many business databases, numeric data, and content from Proquest.
Google Scholar. Functions as both a key word database for articles and books. It automatically connects to select licensed content held by the UC libraries.
Oskicat. UC Berkeley libraries catalog. Includes records for most UCB library materials, including books, e-books, journal and e-journal titles, films and videos, maps, archival materials, and much more. See also the Quick Guide to Oskicat and Oskicat Tutorial.
Google Books. Search the text of books, view previews still in copyright, and read full text of out-of-copyright books. To find a copyrighted book, use the "find in a Library" link to locate the book at UC Berkeley.
Melvyl. Catalog for all UC Campus libraries, including selected libraries on campus not in Oskicat, e.g. the Law Library.
Cambridge Core Ebooks. Selection of current e-books from Cambridge University Press. We do not have access to all content.
Cambridge Histories Online. Searchable text of the Cambridge Histories series. The regional history section has large multi-volume books on regions (e.g. Latin America and Africa) as well as large and populous countries (e.g. China and India).
JSTOR. Full-text access to scholarly journals and now books from a wide range of disciplines. Current issues from journals (the most recent 3-5 years) are generally not available in JSTOR.
Project Muse. Digitized scholarly journals and books in the humanities and social sciences. Topics include history, cultural studies, political science, gender studies, economics and others.
Oxford Scholarship Online. Cross-searchable library containing the full text of books in many subjects from 2008 to present.
Practical Action Publishing. Berkeley has access to all publications. Development organization working on renewable energy, food production,sustainable transport, water, sanitation, small enterprise development, building and shelter, and disaster risk reduction.