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A Basic Guide to Getting Started at the Library: Electronic Resources

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Friday: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday 10am - 4pm

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Circulation & Textbooks Desk (for general questions): 510-981-2824

Reference and Research Desk (for research questions): 510-981-2821

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We have access to a variety of databases that you can use to find journal articles and papers in specific subject areas.  Please ask staff at the Reference Desk for suggestions on which databases are best for the subject you are researching. 

You can access electronic databases from off-campus with a username (your last name) and password (student ID number). Your student ID number can be found underneath the barcode on your student ID card.
Do NOT use your Passport username and password.
Only students registered for the current session will have access to the databases from off-campus.
If you are off campus and having trouble, please contact for log-in help.

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