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

POLI SCI Honors Thesis: Library Basics

Resources for researching and writing a Political Science thesis.

The Library is Here for You!

The library can still help you during the campus closure! Here are some of the ways we're providing research assistance during this time:

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Campus Library Map

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Off-campus Access to Library Resources

There are two ways to connect to library resources from off-campus using the new library proxy:

  1. Links to online resources on library websites, such as OskiCat, will allow you to login with CalNet directly.
  2. To access library resources found via non-UCB sites, such as Google or Google Scholar, you can add the EZproxy bookmarklet to your browser. Then, whenever you land on a licensed library resource, select your EZproxy bookmarklet to enable CalNet login.

More information is on the EZproxy guide.

The campus VPN provides an alternate method for off-campus access.

Google Scholar and UC e-links

  1. Set up your proxy server access by following the directions at http://proxy.lib.berkeley.edu/. When you get to a point where you are accessing resources that the Library pays for, you will be prompted for your CalNet ID and password.
  2. Change your “Scholar Preferences.” Access these by clicking on the link next to the search box. 
  3. In search box next to "Library Links," type in University of California Berkeley and click on “Find Library”
  4. Check box next to "University of California Berkeley - UC-eLinks
  5. Click on "Save Preferences" at bottom of page

Printing and Scanning in the Libraries

Scanning

All UC Berkeley libraries have at least one scanning station. From the scanners you can:

  • save documents to a USB drive (Moffitt Copy Center sells USB drives)
  • upload documents to a cloud service (Google Drive, Box, OneDrive or DropBox)
  • email documents to bMail, Gmail, Yahoo! Mail or Microsoft Live accounts such as Outlook.com and Hotmail
  • send documents to library printers 

All of the scanning services are free, except for printing scanned documents (see below)

picture of open book

Printing

  • Printing in the libraries costs 8 cents per page for black & white, or 60 cents per page for color.
    • UC Berkeley students, faculty and staff pay with their Cal 1 Card.
    • Visitors can request a Cal 1 Guest Card from a library public service desk, or the Copy Center in Moffitt Library.
  • Library guide to Printing from your Laptop or Mobile Device

Complete Print/Scan information is available on the library website.