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Global Development: Introduction

The Library and COVID-19

Welcome to the UC Berkeley Library Global Development Research Guide. We are here to provide services you can access remotely.  Please see the University Library COVID-19 Portal for UC Berkeley Library Users. The Library is maintaining a list of COVID-19 e-Resources available to the UCB community, including the ​HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS).

Please feel free to contact me or another subject librarian for a virtual consultation. If you need a book but can't find an electronic version feel free to request eBook purchases. You can also order digital articles through interlibrary loan.

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Electronic Resource Finder

The Electronic Resource Finder is a complete directory of databases and information resources by subject (e.g. political science) type (e.g. encyclopedias) as well as other categories.

Catalogs and Search Engines

Find a book that matches your topic and go to the call number range to browse. Check the references and bibliography.

Start Your Search.  Books, ebooks, journal articles, JSTOR, and other content rolled into one integrated library platform. 

Google Scholar. Functions as both a key word database for articles and books. On campus it automatically connects to select licensed content held by the libraries.

Oskicat. UC Berkeley libraries catalog:  books, e-books, journal and e-journal titles, films and videos, maps, archival materials, and more. See also the Quick Guide to Oskicat and Oskicat Tutorial.

Google Books. Search the text of books, view previews, and read full text of out-of-copyright books. Use the "find in a Library" link to locate the book at UC Berkeley.

Melvyl. Catalog for all UC Campus libraries, including selected libraries on campus not in Oskicat, e.g. the Law Library. 

Ebooks

Cambridge Core Ebooks. Selection of current e-books from Cambridge University Press. We do not have access to all content.

Cambridge Histories Online. Cambridge Histories series ebooks.  Includes multi-volume books on regional history (e.g. Latin America and Africa) as well as large countries (e.g. China and India).

JSTOR.  Full-text access to scholarly journals and books from a wide range of disciplines. Current journals (the most recent 3-5 years) are generally not available in JSTOR

Project Muse. Digitized scholarly journals and books in the humanities and social sciences. Topics include history, cultural studies, political science, gender studies, economics and others. 

Oxford Scholarship Online. Cross-searchable library containing the full text of books in many subjects from 2008 to present.

Practical Action Publishing. Development organization working on renewable energy, food production, water, sanitation, small enterprise development, shelter, and disaster risk reduction.

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