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Development Practice 227: Principles of
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Finding Books

Resource Coverage Unique Features
OskiCat

OskiCat Quick Guide (PDF)
Most UCB libraries
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  • Renew your books online
  • Find course reserves
  • Request checked out or offsite items
  • Restrict your search to a specific library, online items, or available items only.
Melvyl

Melvyl Guide
Most UCB libraries and many libraries worldwide, plus citations to selected articles
(more information)
  • Search libraries worldwide
  • Request items UCB doesn't own
  • Create and save lists and add tags to items
  • Automatically format citations
Electronic Books Links to Google Books, Open Library, and other electronic book resources categorized by subject.
  • Search the full text of relevant materials
  • Full text may be available online

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Finding Books Online

Numerous books are now available electronically, licensed for use at UCB. Some are included in publisher packages or as special subject collections. See the Bioscience Library's Electronic Books page for full-text collections such as ENVIROnetBASE, Springer E-books, ebrary, and Knovel Library.

Use Google Books to search within the contents of millions of books from publishers and libraries worldwide, then use OskiCat or Melvyl to find out if UCB owns the title. Full text can be displayed if out of copyright (published pre-1923); in-copyright books can be partially viewed as "previews" or "snippets."

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Finding Articles

Links to the databases below: Bioscience Library Databases page.

Connecting from off-campus: Off-Campus Access.

Accessing the full text of articles: use the UC-eLinks button.

Core Databases for Development Years Covered

ACADEMIC SEARCH COMPLETE
Multidisciplinary source for scholarly journal and popular magazine articles; indexes and abstracts articles from more than 10,900 English, Spanish, German, French, Italian and Portuguese sources. Full text is available for over 5300 journals.

1865-present

AGRICOLA
Agriculture, biotechnology, economics, food and nutrition; indexes journal articles, USDA reports, and some books, with many state agricultural and USDA publications from the early 1900s now being added. Focuses on U.S. publications.
(About AGRICOLA)

1970-present

AQUATIC SCIENCES AND FISHERIES ABSTRACTS
Aquatic biology, ecology, fisheries, oceanography, limnology and aquaculture. Citations are drawn from journals, reports, monographs, dissertations, grey literature and conference proceedings.

1978-present

BIOSIS
The most comprehensive biological sciences database; indexes over 6000 peer-reviewed journals, as well as books, book chapters and conference proceedings.
(Guide: HTML | PDF)

1926-present

CAB ABSTRACTS
Broad coverage of agriculture, ecology, forestry, economics and social sciences. U.S. and international focus.

1910-present

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES AND POLLUTION MANAGEMENT
All aspects of environmental issues; indexes articles, books, web sites, governmental reports, conference proceedings. Good source for citations to U.S. environmental impact statements and U.S. environmental regulations and policies.

1981-present

PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service)
Citations to articles, books, conference proceedings, government documents, pamphlets, book chapters and statistical sources in the fields of social and political policy.

1915-present

WEB OF SCIENCE
Indexes core journals in science, social sciences, and the arts and humanities. Allows cited reference searching, which allows you to identify later articles which cite a given author or article.

1900-present

WILDLIFE & ECOLOGY STUDIES WORLDWIDE
Coverage of literature on mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians. Partial coverage from 1935-1970 and full coverage from 1971 to date, derived from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Biological Survey, and the National University of Costa Rica.

1935 - present

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Finding Dissertations

DISSERTATIONS & THESES  1861-present; 1997-present for some full text
Provides access to the full text of all dissertations from UC since 1997. The first twenty-four pages from all other dissertations for which images exist online are also available. Also included, with more than 1.5 million entries, is the Dissertation Abstracts International database.

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