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English R1B: Blank Generation: Books

Reference sources and readers

Below are some examples of kinds of sources that might be helpful early in the research process. 

To find this kind of thing search for the author name or topic keyword + 

  • antholog*
  • reader
  • companion
  • encycloped*
  • dictionar*

OskiCat Tips

  • Search for author using the author search: Ishiguro, Kazuo
  • Use an asterisk as a wildcard: litera* finds literature, literary, literally, etc.
  • Limit results by language (Modify search)
  • You can browse topics using the Subject links. When you're in the record for a relevant book, look for subject links like these to connect to a list of related materials:

Limit your search results

Limit to specific libraries to hone your results by choosing the Entire Collection dropdown in OskiCat:

limit your results

NRLF?

Some items in OskiCat are located in the NRLF, which stands for the Northern Regional Library Facility,  a UC Library storage facility in Richmond, CA. You can easily get ahold of most items in NRLF by selecting the Request link:
screenshot of making an NRLF request

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