New issue of ACCESS out now!


ACCESS Magazine issue 48 (Spring 2016) is out now! 

Articles in the issue cover a range of topics from airport capactiy to balancing transportation investment and fragile environments.  You can read the whole issue online or wait a week, and we'll have hard copies in the library.

ACCESS is sponsored by UCCONNECT

10 Things You Should Know: Thing 3 - Electronic Journals!

The next thing on 10 Things You Should Know About the ITS Library follows off of Thing 1 and TRID: Thing 3 - Electronic Journals are here for you!

The campus libraries subscribe to a number of journals electronically. You can search by title using the E-Journals A-Z search page. Some of the most common titles in the field include:

Another useful resource for accessing journals online is Google Scholar, though it works best for finding articles than full journals. If you're using these resources off-campus, be sure to set up a proxy-server or VPN to access all of these resources!


10 Things You Should Know About the ITS Library

Need help finding material in the collection? Not sure which library has what you're looking for? Here is a brief list of ten things you should know about using libraries at the UC Berkeley campus. Looking for Davis? 

  1. The TRID database covers literature from around the world and is a great place to do subject searching on any technical or policy aspect of transportation. There are many other electronic article databases with which to find material. You should also try Google Scholar.

  2. Use OskiCat, the UC Berkeley catalog, to find books, technical reports, policy papers, conference proceedings and other material in the ITS Library and other UC Berkeley libraries. You can search the entire UC Library system with Melvyl (Next Gen).
  3. Electronic journals allow you to access articles anywhere and spend less time at the copy machine. You can search all E-Journals A-Z. For specific citations, Google Scholar may be useful if you are using the Berkeley network.
  4. Most material in the ITS Library circulates, so that you may borrow it. You can keep track of what you borrow and renew material through My OskiCat.
  5. You also have access and privileges at the other UC Berkeley libraries. Some of the ones that may be of particular interest to you include:
  6. Course Reserves material is located behind the Circulation Desk and you are welcome to come behind the desk and find material you need. Reserves circulate for two hours.
  7. ITS Graduate students may obtain a key to the library and use the library after 5:00 pm and on weekends. Ask in the ITS Office for details. There may be a small fee for a key deposit.
  8. You can connect to library and campus resources off campus with the Proxy Server.
  9. If you need books, reports, or other material that UC Berkeley does not own, interlibrary loan can help. Ask for items from other UC libraries through the "Request" feature in Melvyl. For other material, use the Main Library's Interlibrary Loan service.
  10. Sign up for a locker on the 4th floor and you'll have a handy, safe place to store your books. Bring your own lock and register the locker number at the Circulation Desk.

Library staff looks forward to assisting you in locating information and using library materials. Library staff Kendra K. Levine and Marissa Young and our student employees.



Finding Articles

Looking for articles? Here are some ways to help you conenct to the article you're looking for.


Looking for articles about a certain topic in transportation? Your best bet is to start with TRID. TRID is the most comprehensive database for transportation research. It contains articles and papers from peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, technical reports, and more.

Here is a video about getting started with TRID:

If you are looking for articles about subjects that might extend beyond transportation, you can find the apropriate database in this list of Article Databases by Subject. Some of good resources include:

  • Web of Science (UCB Access Only) Multidisciplinary database that covers science and engineering, social sciences, and arts and humanities.
  • Compendex (UCB Access Only) Contains scientific and techincal engineering research from 1884 to present.
  • JSTOR Contains journal articles from a wide range of subjects including economics, history, business, and planning.
  • Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals (UCB Access Only) Resources on architecture, city planning, and related fields.
  • Civil Engineering Database Covers publications, such as journals and conferences, from ASCE.
  • National Technical Reports Library (NTRL) (UCB Access Only) Contains reports from the National Technical Information Service, with full text of government funded research.  

If you a link to the full-text of the article isn't available through the database directly, try the UC-eLinks button, or Google Scholar

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