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POLI SCI 191: Statebuilding: Find Books/e-Books

Find Books

UCB: Use OskiCat to find books related to your topic at UC Berkeley. Oskicat will show you where it's located, and will also show you the Library of Congress Subject Heading -- which can help you find material other relevant books.

UC: Not enough books  at Berkeley? Use Melvyl to find more books at other campuses in the UC system.  Click on the REQUEST button  to get through  Interlibrary Loan.

World: Still want more? You can search thousands of libraries through WorldCat on FirstSearch and then request the material through UC e-links or directly via Interlibrary Loan

Google Books: Library catalogs don't search inside of books. Google Books can help you identify the book you need, then click on "Find in a Library" to see if we have it.

OskiCat's Request Button

No time to go hunting around the library stacks to find the books you need?  Use OskiCat's request feature.  Once you find the book you want, click (this button will only appear when an item can be requested). Authenticate yourself with CalNet, and follow the prompts.  OskiCat will ask you which campus library you want the book(s) delivered to.  You will get an email when the book(s) are ready to be picked up (usually within 1-3 days).

You can also use this button to:

  • Request materials from NRLF (takes 1-2 days)
  • Place holds on items that are checked out (takes approximately 2+ weeks)
  • Place a hold on an item that has the status "in-process" which means it is being cataloged (takes 2+ weeks)

Find eBooks

The Library offers over 100 e-book and e-text collections in specific subject areas. E-books in collections marked * are also available through OskiCat and Melvyl. You can limit your search in OskiCat to "Available online," and in Melvyl to "Online resources."

Find Dissertations

Find Dissertations by searching Dissertations and Theses (Dissertation Abstracts) (linked below). Dissertations are a great source for bibliographies -- they contains lots of citations to resources which can help you target your search.

Dissertations completed at UC Berkeley can also be found in OskiCat, using the feature allowing you to limit to dissertations/theses.Older dissertations not available full text may be obtained through Interlibrary Loan or using the "Request" option in Melvyl.

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