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Art History: Guide to online resources during COVID-19


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Online Databases

Berkeley subscribes to many databases with online journal content. You can find a full list of the Berkeley databases at the A-Z database list. Below are a few of the recommended databases for Art History research.

Tips for finding ebooks at Bekeley

Start Your Search

  • In the Start Your Search search results, select eBooks from the Source Types filter in the column to the left of the page.
    source types in start your search
  • If you don't see a listing for eBooks under Source Types, choose the Show More link and look for eBooks there.
  • To jump directly to the eBook contents on the vendor's site look for links to:
    • PDF Full Text 
    • Online Access
    • ePub Full Text
    • Full Text from...
      ebooks in search results
  • Note that Download (Offline) links require you to create and login to a My EBSCOHost account.


  • From OskiCat's Quick Search, change the dropdown to the right of the search box from "Entire Collection" to "Available Online" and enter your search terms.
    oskicat search
  • To access an eBook from the OskiCat search results, first select the link to a particular title.
  • Access the eBook via the link in the Link to online version(s) box. NOTE: The link will include the name of the database, not the eBook title, and often includes a notice such as "Restricted to UC campuses."
    link to eBook