Pride 2021: Our Picks for LGBTQ+ Literature

June is Pride month, a time for celebrating the struggles and achievements of the LGBTQ+ community. Browse through the Library’s collection on OverDrive of LGBTQ+ literature as one of many ways to celebrate the inspiring journeys of the queer community.

Try these new and classic novels:

These memoirs and works of non-fiction are inspiring and insightful:

If you’re interested in LGBTQ+ poetry, drama, and essays, don’t miss these:



Our Favorite OverDrive Audiobooks

Summer is here, and there’s no better time than now to dive into a good book. Ranging from novels to memoirs and narrated by celebrities and budding voice actors alike, listening your way through OverDrive’s audiobook collection is sure to be a great way to spend your summer!

These new novels are a perfect way to kick off your audiobook journey.

These audiobooks read by familiar voices may inspire you:

Dive into these memoirs read by the authors themselves.

Want a book that we don’t have in the library? Request it here.



Read All About It: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! Join us in celebrating through works of literature the diverse histories and cultures of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Americans who have shaped the history of the United States.

Browse more highlights in OverDrive.



ProQuest TDM Studio

ProQuest TDM Studio
Find source materials for TDM research

One of the most thorny aspects of embarking on a text data mining project is collecting the materials for your corpus. If you are interested in text mining newspapers, scholarly journals, dissertations, or primary sources, ProQuests’s TDM Studio may help you address this challenge.

TDM Studio provides a virtual environment in which you can run text data mining analyses on large datasets curated from library-subscribed ProQuest content. TDM Studio is a new research tool offered by the Library. 

Content available in TDM Studio includes selected current and historical newspapers, dissertations and theses, scholarly articles, and primary source material that the Library has subscribed to through ProQuest. Some coding experience (e.g., Python) and familiarity with Jupyter notebooks would be necessary to run your analyses. You must first request an account before being given access to the environment.

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Read at Home: New in OverDrive

OverDrive is a UC Berkeley Library service for borrowing ebooks and audiobooks. You can access books online, download them to a device, or read them on an ereader such as Kindle. OverDrive is available to current UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff. How it works: Simply log in with your CalNet ID, and you can start borrowing!

You can also download the Libby by OverDrive app to access OverDrive from your mobile device. For more information, visit the OverDrive help guide.

Check out some of our new arrivals here:



Read at Home: New in OverDrive

OverDrive is a UC Berkeley Library service for borrowing ebooks and audiobooks. You can access books online, download them to a device, or read them on an ereader such as Kindle. OverDrive is available to current UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff. How it works: Simply log in with your CalNet ID, and you can start borrowing!

You can also download the Libby by OverDrive app to access OverDrive from your mobile device. For more information, visit the OverDrive help guide.

Check out some of our new arrivals here:



Workshop: HTML/CSS Toolkit for Digital Projects

HTML/CSS Toolkit for Digital Projects
Monday, April 12th, 3:10pm-4:30pm
Online: Register to receive the Zoom link
Stacy Reardon and Kiyoko Shiosaki

If you’ve tinkered in WordPress, Google Sites, or other web publishing tools, chances are you’ve wanted more control over the placement and appearance of your content. With a little HTML and CSS under your belt, you’ll know how to edit “under the hood” so you can place an image exactly where you want it, customize the formatting of text, or troubleshoot copy & paste issues. By the end of this workshop, interested learners will be well prepared for a deeper dive into the world of web design. Register here.

Upcoming Workshops in this Series:

  • Check back for Fall 2021!

Please see bit.ly/dp-berk for details.


Workshop: By Design: Graphics & Images Basics

By Design: Graphics & Images Basics
Tuesday, March 30th, 3:40pm-5:00pm
Online: Register to receive the Zoom link
Lynn Cunningham

In this hands-on workshop, we will learn how to create web graphics for your digital publishing projects and websites. We will cover topics such as: image editing tools in Photoshop; image resolution for the web; sources for free public domain and Creative Commons images; and image upload to publishing tools such as WordPress. If possible, please install Photoshop in advance. (All UCB faculty and students can receive a free Adobe Creative Suite license: https://software.berkeley.edu/adobe). Register here.

Upcoming Workshops in this Series – Spring 2021:

  • HTML/CSS Toolkit for Digital Projects

Please see bit.ly/dp-berk for details.


Workshop: Text Data Mining and Publishing

Text Data Mining and Publishing
Tuesday, March 16th, 11:10am-12:30pm
Online: Register to receive the Zoom link
Rachael Samberg and Stacy Reardon

If you are working on a computational text analysis project and have wondered how to legally acquire, use, and publish text and data, this workshop is for you! We will teach you 5 legal literacies (copyright, contracts, privacy, ethics, and special use cases) that will empower you to make well-informed decisions about compiling, using, and sharing your corpus. By the end of this workshop, and with a useful checklist in hand, you will be able to confidently design lawful text analysis projects or be well positioned to help others design such projects. Register here.

Upcoming Workshops in this Series – Spring 2021:

  • By Design: Graphics & Images Basics
  • HTML/CSS Toolkit for Digital Projects

Please see bit.ly/dp-berk for details.


Workshop: Creating Web Maps with ArcGIS Online

Creating Web Maps with ArcGIS Online
Tuesday, March 2, 3:10pm-4:30pm
Online: Register to receive the Zoom link
Susan Powell and Erica Newcome

Want to make a web map, but not sure where to start? This short workshop will introduce key mapping terms and concepts and give an overview of popular platforms used to create web maps. We’ll explore one of these platforms (ArcGIS Online) in more detail. You’ll get some hands-on practice adding data, changing the basemap, and creating interactive map visualizations. At the end of the workshop you’ll have the basic knowledge needed to create your own simple web maps. Register here.

Upcoming Workshops in this Series – Spring 2021:

  • Text Data Mining and Publishing
  • By Design: Graphics & Images Basics
  • HTML/CSS Toolkit for Digital Projects

Please see bit.ly/dp-berk for details.