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You can still access the UC Berkeley Library’s services and resources during the closure. Here’s how.

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Finding Books in English

Since the UC Berkeley Libraries have a world-class collection used by scholars who speak and read many languages, you may see many non-English titles in your search results. If you prefer to see only English-language materials, you can limit your search results in OskiCat or Melvyl by language.

In OskiCat: After you search, click on either the Modify Search modify searchor Sort/Limit Results sort/limit results buttons near the top of the page. Under Languages, select English on the pull-down menu, then click the Submit button. (You can also select more than one language by holding down the Ctrl key on a PC, or the Command key on a Mac.)

In Melvyl: After you search, look for the "refine your search" sidebar (refine your search image) on the left side of your search results page. Scroll down to see an option to limit your results by language.

Identify Search Terms

You do allow embedded content.

How to identify the best terms for relevant search results.

More information:
Introductory Boolean operator tutorial
Advanced tutorial

Cantina Rag by Jackson F. Smith is licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives (aka Music Sharing) License.

Evaluating Resources

While research done at Think Tanks can be significant. some are funded by groups with ideological perspectives. Consult neutral resources which indicate whether an organization is conservative, progressive, bipartisan, or affiliated with an advocacy group. It can be very illuminating to look up a group on Source Watch, which does a great job of tracking corporate front campaigns and think tanks funded by lobby groups, etc.

Evaluating Information Found on the Internet. From Johns Hopkins University.

Evaluating Web Pages - Techniques to Apply and Questions to AskExhaustive and informative guide on the subject, from the UC Berkeley Teaching Library.

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: Or, Why It's a Good Idea to Evaluate Web Sources. From New Mexico State University, includes links to examples of "good" and "bad" websites.

How to Critically Analyze Information Sources. A quick guide to help you determine the relevance and authority of a resource from Cornell University.

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Research Advisory Service

Research Advisory Service for Cal Undergraduates

Book a 30-minute appointment with a librarian who will help refine and focus research inquiries, identify useful online and print sources, and develop search strategies for humanities and social sciences topics (examples of research topics).

Schedule, view, edit or cancel your appointment online (CalNetID required)

This service is for Cal undergraduates only. Graduate students and faculty should contact the library liaison to their department or program for specialized reference consultations.