Use OskiCat to locate materials on the shelves of the UC Berkeley libraries and also to:
A large part of the library's collection is stored in a secure building called the Northern Regional Library Facility (NRLF). Affiliated patrons may request physical copies or electronic scans of materials that are stored in this off-site location.
To request a physical copy of an item kept in the NRLF, press the button on the screen after the initial search in the OskiCat web catalog (see picture below). The screen after will ask you to enter account information using either your Library/Cal 1 Card number or CalNet logins.
After logging in to your library account, you have the option to designate a volume number (if applicable) and a cancel date.
To request an electronic copies or scans of eligible library materials stored in the NRLF, you must click on the title itself and exit the search results screen. Once on the item information screen, press the Request an electronic copy from NRLF button as shown in the image below, and login to your account.
Below is an image of the screen after your credentials have been entered. Here you can specify the exact volumes, chapters, and pages of the library item needed.
Search for author using the author search:
Look for variations of a word using an asterisk. immigra* finds immigration, immigrant, immigrants, etc. This is called truncation.
Use Modify Search button to see options for narrowing your search by language, item type, location, etc.
You can browse for topics using the Subject links. When you find a relevant book, look for subject links like these to connect to a list of related materials.
As a Berkeley student you are eligible to use books and articles from other libraries around the United States.
Check OskiCat to make sure UC Berkeley does not own the material you want.
Provide a full and accurate bibliographic citation, including author, title, place and date of publication, and series. You can get citations from professors, from Melvyl, from other articles, from Google scholar. Verify your citations before submitting them for ILL.