The Library offers workshops throughout the term on topics as varied as software tools, digital scholarship, reference managers, finding and working with data, and how to do research. Find a list of upcoming workshops at http://ucblib.link/workshops.
For some basic research strategies, try the Library Workshop Research Notebook. Your responses will be kept private. If you'd like feedback on your responses, indicate that on the last screen where it says "Final thoughts or questions?"
You can type your question directly into this chat window to chat with a librarian. Your question may be answered by a reference librarian from Berkeley, from another UC campus, or another academic library elsewhere in the US. We share information about our libraries to make sure you get good answers.
If the librarian can't answer you well enough, your question will be referred to a Berkeley librarian for follow-up.
You are always welcome to schedule an appointment with me any time I am available -- I don't have set office hours in the Library. Use https://calendly.com/dorner to make an appointment and it will automatically be put on my calendar. No need to email me first asking for a meeting!
I do have office hours in 2229 Dwinelle on Tuesdays, from 1-3. No need to make an appointment, just come by.
You already know how to search... but research requires skills that don't involve searching at all. This short guide will help you get started with research at Cal, along with five simple tips to survive (and thrive) in your research.