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History 103D Contesting the American Past: Find Books

Searching Library Catalogs

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Use OskiCat to locate materials on the shelves of the UC Berkeley libraries and also to:



    
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Use Melvyl to locate materials at other campuses in the UC system, or worldwide, and also to

  • request materials from another library if we don't own it
  • find articles from some article databases
  • easily format a citation for copying into a bibliography
  • Melvyl will also show you the location and availablity of items that we own.

Oskicat Tips

  • Search for author using the author search: Lind, Jenny
  • Use an asterisk as a wildcard: immigra* finds immigration, immigrant, immigrants, 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:

Getting Material from NRLF

A large part of the library's collection is stored off campus in an environmentally secure building called the Northern Regional Library Facility [NRLF].

Submit online requests via the REQUEST button in OskiCat to borrow material shelved at NRLF. To receive electronic or paper copies of book chapters or journal articles, submit an online request via the "Request an article from NRLF (photocopy or web delivery)" link that appears in eligible titles in OskiCat. Staff at public service desks of any campus library can assist you with further questions. 

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Log in to Request with your Calnet ID and fill out the screens.  Choose the volume you want, for periodicals:

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