This guide provides links to the materials presented in the BISP 170 library seminar, as well as helpful tips for writing your final research paper.
For access to library resources from off campus, you need to configure your computer or mobile device to use the campus VPN. You need to use the "allthruucsd" option for connecting to library content - this is not needed for general campus work.
A diagram of what your VPN client should look like is on the VPN Settings tab above.
General, All-Subject Databases
Scholarly publications in all disciplines: articles, theses/dissertations, books, and more, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities etc.
Covers over 18,000 journals in all subjects (coverage back to 1900 for science and social science journals), as well as 80,000 books and more than 180K conference proceedings. Includes the popular "cited reference search" to identify papers which have cited a previously published work or author. Can also sort by "times cited" and find related articles based on commonly cited works.
BIOSIS covers around 6,000 journals, conference proceedings, books, & technical reports in all aspects of biological sciences. Includes ability to search forr cited references.
PubMed (link specific to UC)
Covers over 5,700 journals in the biomedical and health sciences and years covered late 1940's - present, with additional older medical literature selectively added. Search using keywords or the controlled vocabulary called MeSH. PubMed will automatically match your keyword terms to MeSH terms. For additional tips, see the Library's PubMed page.
The Earth, Atmospheric & Aquatic Science Database covers full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, and government publications. The database includes specialized references and resources studying the critical issues affecting Earth’s air, land, and water environments. Coverage is from 1950 - present.
Looking for a different topic? This page lists all of our databases. You can pre-filter by a broad subject area.