Energy and Resources Group

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  • Susan Koskinen
  • Office Location: Bioscience & Natural Resources Library
  • Contact Info:

    (510) 643-7662

About this Guide

Energy resources at the UC Berkeley Libraries.

Get started - Energy

As an interdisciplinary subject, materials on energy will be located in many subject specialty libraries on campus. Our digital collections span all subjects and are available 24/7, wherever you are.

Search library resources for books, ebooks, articles, conference proceedings, patents, properties, news for print and electronic materials in the OskiCat catalog.

Current UCB faculty, students, staff and patrons in the library have access to licensed resources & material such as journals (print & electronic),books (print & electronic), databases, indexes, data and citation management software. [ERG]
Bioscience Top Ten List

Contact us if you have difficulty finding or accessing library resources.
Use the Recommend a title form for purchase recommendations.
Visit the Bioscience & Natural Resources Library web site for more resources.

Access

On campus wireless access use: Airbears 2: wireless access on campus.

Off-campus access to many resources is limited to current UCB faculty, staff and students.
To access these resources from off-campus, please use one of the following:

Proxy Server
The proxy server is a computer on campus that will re-route your requests for licensed resources after authenticating you as a Berkeley student, faculty or staff member. You must configure your web browser in order to use it.

Proxy changes: Recent changes in the proxy server may have affected some users; see the Library's Proxy Server FAQ. iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch proxy server setup instructions.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
The VPN is a software program that will establish a "tunnel" to our campus network, allowing you to access a broader variety of licensed resources.

 

Government Agencies

Science.gov
Papers from U.S. government science organizations, including the Department of Energy and the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

You can also search agencies directly. Many include industry statistics, standards, and policies.

Department of Energy (DOE)

DOE Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)

Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

International Energy Agency (IEA)

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

OECD Library Portal: allows searching the International Energy Agency

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

Interlibrary Loan & Services

For UC Berkeley faculty, students and staff

Interlibrary borrowing
: obtain materials from other institutions; view My ILL Requests*

Research Library Cooperative Program (RLCP):
Directly borrow materials from Stanford and UT Austin. Check RLCP website for eligibility.

Baker Document Delivery
is a fee based Document Delivery Service for UCB faculty, staff, graduate students, and UCOP staff with current UCB library cards. To use Baker you must have a Baker account (see below). 

Copyright information: UC Berkeley, UC system-wide

For non-UC Berkeley users and institutions
Interlibrary lending
of original material: provides access to the holdings of the UC Berkeley Libraries to institutional borrowers in the United States and Canada.

Photoduplication services
: provides access to the holdings of the UC Berkeley Libraries to institutions and the general public.

Special Library Access document delivery services: provides access to the resources of the UC Berkeley Libraries for libraries, information centers, corporations, and other organizations on a subscriber basis.


Campus Library Map

Click on the image below to see a larger interactive version of the campus library map.

UC Berkeley Library campus map

You can also view/download a PDF map of library locations. For library contact information and building addresses, visit our directory.

Find articles - Core databases

Start with these multidisciplinary databases for articles, technical reports, and conference papers.

Find e-Journals

View Bioscience & Natural Resources Library ejournal titles.
Search UC, E-Journal Titles A-Z

Keeping current add RSS feeds, journal article alerts, email .
Citation Linker, search for articles when you have the author, titles, publication.

See also Full list of UC Berkeley Databases.

Use to find full text.

Related databases

Subject-specific databases for further searching.

Access

On campus wireless access use: Airbears 2: wireless access on campus.

Off-campus access to many resources is limited to current UCB faculty, staff and students.
To access these resources from off-campus, please use one of the following:

Proxy Server
The proxy server is a computer on campus that will re-route your requests for licensed resources after authenticating you as a Berkeley student, faculty or staff member. You must configure your web browser in order to use it.

Proxy changes: Recent changes in the proxy server may have affected some users; see the Library's Proxy Server FAQ. iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch proxy server setup instructions.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)
The VPN is a software program that will establish a "tunnel" to our campus network, allowing you to access a broader variety of licensed resources.

 

Find books and e-books

Numerous books are available electronically 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 ENVIRONnetBASE, Springer E-books, ebrary, and Knovel Library.

Use OskiCat (UCB) to find books, ebooks, journals, conference proceedings, videos and more.

In OskiCat you can:
Request
items checked out by another patron or held in storage
Renew
your checked-out items online.|
Limit your search to "Available Online" for ebooks only.

Journals: When searching on exact journal titles, change the search field to Title and limit the search to Journals/Magazines/Newspapers.

For materials not owned by UC Berkeley: Borrowing from Other Libraries.

Use Melvyl (UC) catalog to search the libraries of all UC campuses.

OskiCat Advanced Search
Melvyl Advanced Search

ebook databases

Dissertations & Theses

Dissertations and Theses (Dissertation Abstracts)
Dates: 1861 - present
Coverage: Indexes graduate dissertations from over 1,000 North American, and selected European, graduate schools and universities. Dissertations published since 1980, and master's theses since 1988, include brief abstracts written by the authors. Offers full text of most of the dissertations added since 1997.
Search by: thesis advisor, topic or title term, author, and other fields.

UC Berkeley Dissertations
To search for UC dissertations, go to Dissertations and Theses @ University of California (available in full text).

To locate dissertations from a specific UC Berkeley department, search OskiCat for the keywords berkeley dissertations <department name>.

Example: berkeley dissertations molecular and cell biology

Company Information

Librarian Recommendation

Market/Industry Research

Company & Industry News

The following databases cover all areas of business and industry and include articles from journals, magazines, newspapers, and trade publications. When you see an article you're interested in, the orange UC-eLinks button will link you to the full text of the article if Berkeley has a subscription. ucelinks


Access World News
UCB Access Only. Provides full-text information and perspectives from over 600 U.S. and over 700 international sources. Offers strong regional coverage, indexing California newspapers such as Contra Costa Times (1995-current), Sacramento Bee (1984-current), San Francisco Chronicle (1985-current), and San Jose Mercury News (1985-current).</small>

Business & Industry Database
UCB Access Only. Covers almost 1000 major U.S. and international trade journals, general business publications, and national & regional newspapers and newsletters.

EnergyWire
Provided by E&E Publishing, complements other sites such as E&E Daily and GreenWire. Focuses on news coverage of the business and political issues related to the unconventional energy industry in the United States. Key issues include environmental concerns and the effects on water resources; pipelines, LNG (liquified natural gas) terminals; regulatory and legislative issues; global energy supply and geopolitical implications; and emerging fossil energy sources.

Factiva
UCB Access Only. Provides general and business news and information from more than 9,000 sources in 22 languages, including influential local, national and international newspapers, leading business magazines, trade publications, and news wires.  Includes The Wall Street Journal (1979-present) and the Financial Times.

Science Writing, selected titles

Citation Research

Citation counts measure the impact of a publication, an author or a topic by counting the number of times cited by other works. No Single citation analysis source covers all publications and their cited references.
The major citation count resources:

1. Web of Science
: most interdisciplinary and comprehensive citation resource.

2. Google Scholar
  -- citation information in is from scholarly journal articles within the Scholar database and from the U.S. patents contained in the Google Patents database.
 -- Users have the option to eliminate the patents as the source of citation data and/or the option to include citations from legal journals and opinions from the federal and state courts.
  -- If a publication has been cited by these sources, it will contain a "Cited By Link" in its entry; clicking on that link will display the citing journal articles and patents (and the court opinions, if selected)


How to find citation Counts via Google Scholar and Who is Citing....

 -- Select Advanced Scholar Search (link to right of search button).
 -- Enter the appropriate search terms
 -- Enter just enough information to find what you need - do not fill in the complete search form.
 -- Click on the Search Scholar button.
 -- Locate the correct article in the search results list.
 -- If the article was cited by others, you will see a "Cited by" link at the bottom of the record. Click this link to view who has cited this item. For more information about searching see Google Scholar's Help pages.

Be Aware:
-- Google Scholar does not index all scholarly articles.
-- Author names can be tricky to search and results can vary depending on how the name is entered.
-- Variants in how the item is cited can result in more than one entry for the item under study.
-- The term "citation" in brackets [CITATION] at the beginning of an entry, indicates that the full text of the item is not accessible through Google Scholar.

3. Others: Some disciplines, journals and document types may not be represented
-- Use other indexes: Proquest, BioOne abstracts and more.
-- Use publishers website: Wiley, Elsevier (ScienceDirect), SciFinder Scholar, JSTOR

Presentations - Posters & Data

Use this brief list to get started, go to Poster Presentations for more design and layout information.

1. PURPOSE of a poster = rapid, concise & visual communication of research.

2. PREPARE CONTENT = follow a template.

3. DESIGN your poster = choose a layout.

4. CONSTRUCT your poster = print it

5. PRESENT your poster =  be clear, friendly, confident of your results.

Citation Management Tools

Reference managers help you manage your research, collect and cite sources, & create bibliographies in a variety of citation styles.  Compare.

Widely used citation managers include:

RefWorks
: Free for UC Berkeley users. Web-based manager with direct export integrated into many databases. Organize and share references, and format citations and bibliographies.
Sign up for a RefWorks account.
Getting Started with RefWorks


EndNote
: may be purchased from UC Berkeley's Software Central. Good PDF management and annotation tools. Automatically searches for full-text PDFs (if available) for citations. Formats citations and bibliographies. Requires purchase of annual or semi-annual upgrades to remain current.

Zotero
: Free plug-in for Firefox and standalone versions for Chrome and Internet Explorer. Automatically extracts metadata from many PDFs and web pages. Permits tagging, notation, and full text searching of your library of resources. Integrates with Word for citation and bibliography formatting, and has a free (but limited) web backup service.Getting Started with Zotero Note: When using software to automatically format your citations, double-check the formatting for correctness.

Mendeley
: Free (up to 2GB). Web-based component that syncs with a desktop client. Integrates with Word for citation and bibliography formatting. Includes some social elements that allows for sharing and recommendations.

Data Management Basics

NSF Data Management Plan Requirements: Proposals submitted or due on or after January 18, 2011, must include a supplementary document of no more than two pages labeled “Data Management Plan”.

Collaboration, accessibility and transparency are necessary for data management in modern science. Science.gov, NSF, NIH and other federal agencies mandate data plans with grant proposals.
Start with this list:
---- Make a plan to store your data
---- Find the right medium to store your data
---- Develop a system to organize your data
---- Make sure that your data has easy access
---- Make sure that your data is safe and secure.

Data Management

Use the following links for UC Berkeley, University of California, links to federal sites, copyright and more.

University of California Resources
1. UC3, University of California Curation Center - UC/California Digital Library

2. EZID: create a persistant DOI or ARK. ~long term, unique identifiers. (UC/CDL).
    Berkeley researchers can request a free account by contacting data-consult@lists.berkeley.edu.

3. DMPTool: Manage Your Data - develop a Data Management Plan, see Funder Requirements (CDL)

4. Scientific Data Services -- Science Libraries @ UC Berkeley - guide to our services.

5. UC Berkeley Data Services Management, IST.  See comparative table.

Data Repositories and more

Integrative Biology and the Environment - Data Repositories - selected of websites.

To find additional data repositories:
Open Access Directory of Data Repositories [Simmons University]
DataBib [Institute of Museum and Library Services]
Repositories
[DataCite]

USEFUL sites
:
Data Conservancy Organization - (NSF) collect, organize, & preserve data.
Many Eyes: data visualization tools from IBM.
Data Management & Publishing Checklist, MIT
NSF Division of Institution & Award Support

Others:
US Naval Observatory (USNO)  - Oceanography Portal
: includes a range of astronomical data and products, & serves as the official source of time for the U.S. Department of Defense & a standard of time for the entire United States.

Content Management

IST, UCB table comparing programs available to UC Berkeley Students, faculty and staff.

Content Sharing and managment

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