To access UCB Library resources from off campus, configure your machine using one of two simple methods (Proxy Server is the quickest and easiest):
After you make a one-time change in your web browser settings, the proxy server will ask you to log in with a CalNet ID when you click on the link to a licensed resource. See the setup instructions, FAQ, and Troubleshooting pages to configure your browser. Follow these steps to check your proxy configuration.
Find e-journals titles quickly by using our E-journals A-Z database.
Search for journal title:
If you have a citation, use the UC-eLinks Citation Linker to find the full-text.
Journal Title and Date are required fields. Enter as much information as you have about the publication.
OskiCat is the catalog for UC Berkeley and includes all libraries on campus. Start with a keyword search, and then use subject headings for additional searching. The records will tell you the call number and location (library) for each book.
Melvyl is the catalog for all UC campuses. Use the Request button to request items not owned by UC Berkeley.
WorldCat is a library catalog for materials owned by libraries worldwide. UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and students may request materials not owned by UC Berkeley by clicking the UC e-Links button and using the Request option.
OskiCat: Find ebooks in the OskiCat catalog by changing the drop-down menu default from Entire Collection to Available Online.
Search these publishers' websites to find civil & environmental content in their e-books:
CRC Press UCB access only
eBrary UCB access only
Knovel UCB access only
Springer UCB access only
Wiley Online Library UCB access only
More UC Berkeley e-books
New books in Civil and Environmental Engineering
The UC Berkeley Library houses a Media Resource Center in the Moffitt Library. It currently has more than 250 documentaries under the category Environment and Natural Resources. UCB faculty can arrange to borrow these for use in class and can have titles placed on course reserves so students can watch them in the Media Resource Center. About the Media Resource Center provides information on how to check items out and put them on reserve.
Dissertations and Theses (Dissertation Abstracts)
1861 - present UCB access only
UC Berkeley Dissertations: To locate dissertations from a specific UC Berkeley department, search OskiCat for the keywords berkeley dissertations <department name>.
berkeley dissertations environmental science policy and management
berkeley dissertations mechanical engineering
Citation management tools help you manage your research, collect and cite sources, and create bibliographies in a variety of citation styles. Each one has its strengths and weaknesses, but any are easier than doing it by hand!
It's always good to double check the formatting -- sometimes the software doesn't get it quite right.
Publishers' style guides provide instructions for writing an article for one of its publications. They typically specify the layout and length of the paper, rules for units, graphs and tables, copyright terms, and how to submit the paper.
AGU Author Resource Center
AIP Style Manual Published by the American Institute of Physics
ANS Information for Authors
Communications of the ACM - Information for Authors
ICE Author Guidelines
IET Author Guides
ORS Instructions for Authors
Physical Review style (APS journals)
The campus offers writing support for students through the College Writing Programs office. See what's available both on-campus and off-campus at the Writing Resources website.
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