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NST 192: Guide to Library Research

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Finding Books

Use a library catalog to find books, journals, magazines, government reports, maps, and other materials owned by the UCB libraries. You can also follow the links on our Electronic Books page, which will take you to Google Books, Open Library, and other electronic book resources categorized by subject.

Resource Coverage Unique Features
OskiCat

OskiCat Quick Guide (PDF)
Most UCB libraries
(more information)
  • 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 Articles

How to connect from off-campus

Search article databases to find journal, magazine, and newspaper articles. These databases index articles published in selected journals and magazines, papers presented at conferences, and other sources; most records include citations and abstracts with links to the full text of articles (when available). To access the full text, use the UC-eLinks button.

Core Article Databases in the
Nutritional Sciences
Years Covered Peer-reviewed Content?

AGRICOLA
Agriculture, nutrition, biotechnology, ecology, economics, and forestry; indexes journal articles and USDA reports. US focus.
(About AGRICOLA)

1970-present Some

BIOSIS
The most comprehensive biological sciences article database; indexes over 6000 peer-reviewed journals.
(Guide: HTML | PDF)

1926-present Most

CAB ABSTRACTS
Agriculture, nutrition, ecology, forestry, rural sociology, and economics. U.S. and international focus.

1910-present Some
PUBMED
The National Library of Medicine's premier bibliographic database, indexing articles from more than 4500 journals in biology and biomedicine.
(Guide: HTML | PDF)
1947-present Most
Related Article Databases
Years Covered
Peer-reviewed Content?
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 Some
LEXIS-NEXIS
Contains full text and abstracts of news, business, and legal information and provides full-text access to nearly 6,000 individual titles. Users can search foreign and domestic newspapers and wire services; radio and television transcripts; and business, industry, and legislative magazines, journals, and newsletters.
Dates vary No

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Suggested Web Sites

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Managing Your References and Evaluating Your Sources

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