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Information Studies: Best bets

A guide to information studies at UC Berkeley.

Where to start your research

Books of Interest

Off-Campus Access

Off-campus users are prompted to login via CalNet for online resources from library sites, including UC Library Search and guides. Install the EZproxy bookmarklet to jump to the Cal login site when you encounter licensed library resources via Google or the open web.

VPN (Virtual Private Network) 
Install the VPN client software on your computer. Open and connect to the "Library VPN" to establish a secure connection with the campus network each time you want to access any library-licensed resources.

Data & text analysis: Tools and resources

Collection Description

Image of South Hall in 1961, now home of the I SchoolThe UC Berkeley Library maintains a research-level collection of materials which support the research and teaching programs of the School of Information (I School). The I School is a graduate research and education community "committed to expanding access to information and to improving its usability, reliability, and credibility while preserving security and privacy. This requires the insights of scholars from diverse fields—information and computer science, design, social sciences, management, law, and policy."

Photo credit: Berkeley, South Hall (in 1961, now home of the I School) by Roger Wollstadt on Flickr.