Research Advisory Service
Book a 30-minute appointment with a librarian who will help refine and focus research inquiries, identify useful online and print sources, and develop search strategies for humanities and social sciences topics (examples of research topics).
Schedule, view, edit or cancel your appointment online (CalNetID required)
This service is for Cal undergraduates only. Graduate students and faculty should contact the library liaison to their department or program for specialized reference consultations.
When Berkeley does not have what you need (in the way of research materials, that is) or when our copy is on search or missing, Interlibrary Loan will come to your rescue and borrow the material from another library. This process can take some time, so the earlier in the semester you ask, the faster will be the response.
You can use the form located on the Interlibrary Loan page or use the Request button in Melvyl records to initiate your request. Or visit the Interlibrary Borrowing office in 133 Doe.
Skilled professionals are available at the Doe and Moffitt Reference Desks. Really--we can do more than tell you where the bathrooms are located and how to use the scanners. Just ask us to help you locate a book or start you on the process of getting those 6 scholarly articles you need for a paper.
Check Library hours for reference desk schedules. Click Info for phone numbers.
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