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Bio-Inspired Design: IB 32: Books & eBooks

Find books, ebooks, journals

Start Your Search [UC Berkeley Discovery Tool] Guide to Start Your Search: What's Included.

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 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 articles,books, ebooks, journals, dissertations from UCB-subscribed journals
  • Search libraries worldwide
  • Request items UCB does not own, create and save lists, automatically format citations.
Google Scholar
  • Articles, books, preprints, and reports. Specialized databases cover more completely.
  • Can be used with UC-eLinks to access the full text of many articles; click on "Scholar Preferences", search Library Links for "Berkeley", and choose "University of California Berkeley - UC-eLinks."
  • Some listings also include links to related articles and to other sources that cite the item.
Google Books
  • Search the full text of books Google has scanned
  • 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

InterLibrary Loan & Services IB

UC Berkeley faculty, students and staff:
Interlibrary borrowing: obtain materials from other institutions; view My ILL Requests*

Research Library Cooperative Program (RLCP): Borrow materials from Stanford and UT Austin. Check RLCP website for eligibility.

Baker Document Delivery is a fee based Document Delivery Service for UCB faculty, staff, graduate students, and UCOP staff with current UCB library cards. To use Baker you must have a Baker account (see below). 

Copyright information: UC Berkeley, UC system-wide

Non-UC Berkeley users and institutions:
Interlibrary lending of original material: provides access to the holdings of the UC Berkeley Libraries to institutional borrowers in the United States and Canada.

Photoduplication services: provides access to the holdings of the UC Berkeley Libraries to institutions and the general public.

Special Library Access document delivery services: provides access to the resources of the UC Berkeley Libraries for libraries, information centers, corporations, and other organizations on a subscriber basis.

eBook collections

E-books also available through topic searches in OskiCat and Melvyl.  Limit your search in OskiCat to Available Online using the drop-down menu to the right of the search box. In Melvyl limit your search to Format > Book > eBook using the filters in the left-hand menu of the search results page.

Dissertations & Theses

Dissertations and Theses (Dissertation Abstracts)
Index & full text of graduate dissertations and theses from North American and European schools and universities, including UC>
Coverage: 1861 - present. Dissertations published since 1980, and master's theses since 1988, include brief abstracts written by the authors. Offers full text of most of the dissertations added since 1997.

Search: Dissertations and Theses @ University of California (full text).
UCB access only

UC Berkeley Dissertations
To locate sample dissertations from a specific UC Berkeley department,
search OskiCat for the keywords Berkeley dissertations <department name>.

berkeley dissertations environmental science policy and management
berkeley dissertations integrative biology

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