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Joint Medical Program Library Resources: Need Help?

Public Health & Optometry Librarian.

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Michael Sholinbeck

Schedule a consultation,
or visit during my office hours
at the BPH DREAM Office (Room 2220, Berkeley Way West Bldg),
Tuesdays 4-530pm; Thursdays 130-3pm;
(Contact me for Zoom alternative).

Ask a Librarian 24/7 Chat

Access to Online Library Resources & Help

Set up off-campus access to library resources (databases, online journals, etc.) using the Library proxy or Library VPN
(This page has both set-up and troubleshooting information).

UCB Wi-Fi:
Eduroam allows you to access UC Berkeley online resources both at UCB, and while at participating institutions worldwide.
Eduroam require you to set a WiFi Key.

Reference Services:

  • Email the Public Health Librarian for help with your literature review, etc.
  • Public Health Librarian online office hours, sponsored by the SPH DREAM Office: Tues 10-12; Thurs 1-3; email for Zoom link.
  • 24/7 IM chat reference is also available; see box on the left side of this page.

Subject Specialty Librarians

There are dozens of librarian subject specialists at UC Berkeley.

Here is a list, by subject.

Library Workshops

The Library offers many drop-in workshops: Citation Management; Copyright; NCBI Bioinformatics Resources; Geospatial Data; and more.

. . . Here is a calendar.

Recommended Online Books

Help with Urgent Student Needs

More information may be found on the UCB Basics Needs website, the Berkeley Support Portal (for students, staff, & faculty), and the Dean of Students Well-Being website.

See also:

for quick links to several urgent needs resources.


Mental Health

Urgent Medical Needs

Sexual Violence/Sexual Harassment

LGBTQ+/Gender Issues

Emergency Food

Emergency Cash

Emergency Housing

Undocumented Support


Back-Up Childcare

  • Back-Up Childcare: Highly-subsidized in-home and center-based back-up child care for UC Berkeley student parents.

Academic Accommodations

  • Academic Accommodations Hub: Information on Classroom climate; Academic integrity and honor code; Academic accommodations; Support resources; Conflict resolution and troubleshooting.

Disputes with the University

  • Student Advocate’s Office: Free and confidential student service that can provide you with assistance in matters of student conduct, grade appeals, financial aid, and more.

Report an Incident

  • Berkeley Diversity: Incident Reporting Forms: Report a specific incident or act of intolerance, hate, harassment or exclusion at any of the Berkeley campus or UC-systemwide resources listed here: hate incidents, grievances, whistle-blowing, discrimination, sexual violence, etc.