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Start Your Search [UC Berkeley Discovery Tool] Guide to Start Your Search: What's Included.
Oskicat [UC Berkeley]
- Search for books, e-books, journals, dissertations, reports, materials by topic, author or series.
- Renew your books
- Find course reserves
- Request items from other libraries, from storage, or checked out by other patrons
- Refine your search to a specific library, available items or online items.
Melvyl [UC, selected UCB libraries not in Oskicat]
- Search for articles,books, ebooks, journals, dissertations from UCB-subscribed journals
- Search libraries worldwide
- Request items UCB does not own, create and save lists, automatically format citations.
- Lists articles, books, preprints, and reports. Specialized databases cover more completely.
- Can be used with UC-eLinks to access the full text of many articles; click on "Scholar Preferences", search Library Links for "Berkeley", and choose "University of California Berkeley - UC-eLinks."
- Some listings also include links to related articles and to other sources that cite the item.
- Search the full text of books Google has scanned
- Read the full text of most out-of-copyright books
- View previews or snippets from many books still in copyright
- Find in a library link will locate the book if it is owned by UC Berkeley
OskiCat: enter keywords: cooking American
use truncation / wildcard for variant word endings: example: cook* =cookery, cooking, cookbook(S)
cooking, American - western style
cookbooks - west
food habits - california
food habits - history
food - history
broaden and narrow your searches: keywords: Outdoor cooking california
advanced search cookery chinese language: english
year of publication: after 1945 before 1990
Search the name of a person or organization, as an author or topic:
author: Waters, Alice
author: united states food and drug administration
Try these OskiCat features:
- limit your search to a type of material (DVDs) or a library location (BIOS)
- save items to a list you can e-mail/download/print
- Use Request to recall or page a book
- Use Request for items from storage (NRLF)
- view a list of items you have checked out
- send call numbers to your cell phone
- receive alerts of new items that match your search terms ("preferred search")
Sample searches & special collections
Limit to location: Bioscience and Natural Resources Library
Holl gastronomy (for materials in the Holl Gastronomy Collection)
Use subject headings:
Cookbooks -- Early works to 1800
Cooking -- Early works to 1800
search for keyword food / location bioscience library
Food and the city: urban agriculture and the new food
Advanced search: enter subject: food and subject tourism
- Nutrition Care Manual
- Published by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the NCM is the preeminent source of research-based nutrition information and clinical tools available to dietitians, dietetic technicians and other health care professionals.
- Feeding America: The Historic American Cookbook Project
- "... an online collection of some of the most important and influential American cookbooks from the late 18th to early 20th century" from Michigan State University.
- Full-text books on food safety, quality assurance, processing, brewing, regulations, and microbiology, in addition to the latest functional foods, antioxidants, foodborne pathogens, and packaging technologies.
Dissertations & Theses
The ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database indexes graduate dissertations from over a thousand graduate school and universities, and includes full-text access to dissertations published since 1997. The database also includes full-text dissertations from the University of California from:
- September 1962 - December 1970 and
- December 1975 - present
If you can't find a specific UC Berkeley dissertation on ProQuest, go to Oskicat and choose to limit your search to "Dissertations/Theses" using the dropdown on the far right of the search page:
If you're not on campus, and you are not a UC Berkeley student, faculty or staff member, you may be able to access UC Berkeley dissertations for a fee from ProQuest's Dissertation Express or, for items in our collection, using our photoduplication services.