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BIS 98: College of Biological Sciences Cohort Program   Tags: biology  

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Library catalogs

  • UC Davis Harvest Catalog  
    Use to find items owned or made available by the UC Davis General Library, including books, journals, grey literature, musical scores. Note: Harvest does not include holdings for the UC Davis Law Library.
  • UC Melvyl Catalog
    Use to find books, journals, and other items in the collections of all ten UC campuses, and worldwide.

Finding eBooks in Harvest Catalog

Finding eBooks in Harvest 
This short video demonstrates how to find eBooks using Harvest catalog.  [There is no audio.]

How to use the VPN  
To access eBooks you must be using a computer that is connected to the UC Davis network (on-campus) or The Library's VPN (off-campus).  This short video demonstrates how to use the VPN.

Coming to the library to find information

While some books and journals are available electronically, for many items you will need to come to the library to get the print version.

This is a guide to call numbers, which is how books and journals are organized at the library:

Access to other library's holdings

Interlibrary loan (ILL) 

ILL gives you access to books or articles that the UC Davis Library does not own.  

This option requires planning ahead because it takes from a couple of days (articles) to a couple of weeks (books) for items to arrive.  


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