Biological Sciences

by Sheena M Campbell, Ruth Gustafson – August 8, 2021

This guide lists resources related to the general biological sciences which are useful for locating literature across a range of topics and which BIS majors would be interested in.

Get help from a Librarian

If you would like support from a librarian in conducting research, you can contact:

Feel free to reach out with questions via email, or to schedule a research consultation via Zoom by clicking on the link to ‘Book an Appointment.’

Off Campus Access

  • To access licensed library resources from off-campus, please use the library VPN.

COVID-19 Related Library Updates

Find the latest information about library resources and services during the COVID-19 response.

Sheena Campbell

Student Services Department
Student Services Librarian

scampbell@ucdavis.edu

530-752-3058

In this Guide:

Searching in a library catalog requires looking for broader topics such as bacterial signalling or mammal behavior rather than the more specific yersinia quorum sensing or cheetah mate selection.

  • UC Library Search: UCD Library Local Catalog Search
    Replacing UCD Library Catalog on July 27, 2021, the new UC Library Search enables you to search through all of the University of California libraries’ collections. By selecting the ‘Local Catalog’ setting your search will be limited to items available through the UC Davis libraries. If you Sign in (on top right corner) using your UCD login and Kerberos passphrase, you are prompted with your loan period, can renew books online, and request items that have been checked out to another borrower, or are in storage.

 

  • Understanding Call Numbers

    Author: Library Instruction Services, Shields Library

    Library of Congress Classification is used for all of the UCD libraries except the health sciences libraries (which use NLM — National Library of Medicine — classification). Learn about how books are arranged in the UCD libraries with this guide.

    Date: 2004

Not all articles or ebooks will be available for download directly from a database. To access full-text articles and ebooks directly from databases (e.g., PubMed, Web of Science) and Google Scholar, click the Get it at UC button. If you are not on campus, be sure to connect to the library VPN to access your article.

Note that Get it at UC e-links can only connect you to material licensed or owned by the library. However, we can borrow material from other libraries, if you put in an Interlibrary Loan request: