Research while Shletering-in-Place

April 15, 2020

Even though you may be sheltering-in-place away from the campus and unble to access the physical library, many library resources are still available to you. Here are some ways you can still access them. 

1. Use the campus VPN or EZProxy bookmarklet to connect to library resources off campus. (Here are instructions for both services.) After authenticating with your CalNet ID, these tools will let you use licensed databases to search and access articles. 

2. If you are looking for articles TRID is a great place to start. It's freely available for searching, but you should use the VPN or EZProxy to access articles from publishers like Elsevier, Taylor & Francis or IEEE. Google Scholar can also be a useful too, again with the VPN or EZProxy. 

3. There are many ebooks available, which you can find through OskiCat. Just limit the search to "Available online."

4. There are also many fantastic, free resources available to you in addition to TRID. Here is a list of some of them

5. If you have any library material checked out, don't worry! The due dates have been changed to when the Berkeley libraries reopen. Please do not try to return any material to any library right now. Stay home, stay safe, and take care of yourself. 

6. The UC Berkeley Basic Needs Center Guide to COVID-19 document has a wealth of information and resources for students including; information about the Basic Needs Center and food pantry, applying for CalFresh, financial aid and scholarships, unemployment, and mutual aid networks. 

7. Check out the Berkeley Coronavirus hub for more information about resources for the campus community and news about Berkeley's response to the pandemic.

If you have any questions or need support, let us know!