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URAP Students (Kitts) - Fall 2017: Finding Books

Catalogs

To find books, DVDs, maps, sound recordings, manuscripts, and much more - everything except articles - use a library catalog.

OskiCat = most UC Berkeley libraries

MELVYL = all UC campus libraries, including all UC Berkeley libraries

What's the difference?  more details here

For each item make sure you know the name of the physical library, call number, and whether or not it's checked out, library use only, etc.

Call numbers are on the spine of the book; learn how to read them so you can find what you need on the shelves.

Sample Searches - OskiCat

world war II atlas*

world war  ital*    (pull down "entire collection" menu to maps)

(subject)    world war 1939-1945 economic

Call Number Order

Call number order: Q76.K26, QA17.F75, QA17.1.C98, QA17.1.D22, TK29.M49, TK29.M5

 

 

More About How to Read Call Numbers

The whole guide: How to Read Call Numbers (and how to find materials on the shelves.)

SMS and QR Codes in OskiCat

You can now text yourself a call number or use a QR code reader to find the location of an item in the UCB Library. Just click on a title in your OskiCat search results, and both options will be displayed on the right.

SMS and QR image

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