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

Rhetoric R1B: Arts and Sciences of Wellness on the Medical Silk Road: Databases

Kuan Hwa

Access Library Resources from Off Campus

Find Background Information

Find Articles

Teach Yourself: Understanding Scholarly Sources

Understanding Scholarly Sources (from NCSU Libraries)

Google Scholar Preferences

Google Scholar is an easy way to do interdisciplinary research, and with some settings changes can become even more useful.  You need a Google account to use some of these features.  To make Google display links to full text of articles that Berkeley subscribes to: Open Scholar and click on Settings [above the search box]. Under Library Links, enter the word Berkeley and click search (if you are connected to the internet via the campus, Google Scholar will have the correct boxes selected for you).  In the list of options that appears, check the boxes for anything University of California, Berkeley.

Google Scholar Preferences

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.

Find an article from a citation video

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How to find journal articles at UC Berkeley.

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Use Keywords to Get Results

Identify Search Terms

How to identify the best terms for relevant search results.

More information:
Introductory Boolean operator tutorial 
Advanced tutorial