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You can still access the UC Berkeley Library’s services and resources during the closure. Here’s how.
Full-text access to over 1000 scholarly journals, including more than 2 million articles, from a wide range of disciplines. Current issues from journals (the most recent 3-5 years) are generally not available in JSTOR. [dates vary].
Several hundred digitized scholarly journals and books in the humanities and social sciences. [1993 - present]
Topics include literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics and many others. Books are available in PDF format, searchable and retrievable to the chapter level, with no restrictions on downloading or printing.
From the "Choose your partner institution" drop-down menu, search "Berkeley."
Choose "University of California, Berkeley" and click Continue.
You will see a CalNet ID login page. Enter your credentials.
You will see a Data Privacy agreement. Choose your preference and click Accept.
You will be returned to the HathiTrust homepage. Below the search box, next to "Full view only," remove the checkmark.
Enter your keywords and click Search HathiTrust.
Under the book you desire to view, click "Temporary Access."
Click "Check Out."
You will now have access to the scanned book for one hour, after which it will renew automatically, provided you are active and other patrons are not waiting.
Google Scholar Preferences
Google Scholaris an easy way to do interdisciplinary research, and with some settings changes can become even more useful. You need a bMail or 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. 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.