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You can still access the UC Berkeley Library’s services and resources during the closure. Here’s how.
As of circa 2009, authors are required to file two copies of their dissertation to the UC Berkeley Graduate Division. One copy is deposited in the Library’s online catalog, OskiCat. The second copy is sent to Dissertations & Theses (Dissertation Abstracts) database approximately six months after the doctoral degree is conferred by the Academic Senate. Note that UC Berkeley upholds the tradition that dissertation authors have an obligation to make their research available to other scholars, however it should be noted that authors can opt to embargo for two years. If this is the case, only the author can provide access to the full text.
Previous to 2009, dissertations were provided to the Library in print form only and are shelved off campus at the Northern Regional Library Facility (NRLF) in Richmond and can be requested via the online library catalog OskiCat or in person at the Doe Circulation Desk. Requests will be filled within 24-48 hours. To find titles that have been published within Berkeley’s History of Art Department, search OskiCat, by subject: dissertations academic ucb history of art. Individual dissertations may also be searched in OskiCat by author or title.
Abstracts of the current literature of modern and contemporary art, photography and design. [1974 - present]
Indexes journals, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, dissertations, and exhibition reviews. Coverage extends from artists and movements beginning with Impressionism in the late 19th century, up to the most recent works and trends in the late 20th century. Photography is covered from its invention in 1839 to the present.
The Bibliography of the History of Art and Repertoire de la litterature de l'art (RILA) are citation databases searchable together, and cover material published between 1975 and 2007, primarily covering European and American art.
Index and full text of graduate dissertations and theses from North American and European schools and universities, including the University of California. (Dissertations & Theses - Proquest Digital Dissertations and Theses (PQDT) - Dissertation Abstracts - ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global) [1861 - present]
Indexes graduate dissertations from over 1,000 North American, and selected European, graduate schools and universities. Dissertations published since 1980, and master's theses since 1988, include brief abstracts written by the authors. Offers full text of most of the dissertations added since 1997 . It is possible to search a subset of dissertations produced by UC students by going to Dissertations and Theses @ University of California (available in full text).
Both bibliographic databases ceased in 2015 but are freely available through INIST-CNRS. FRANCIS indexes over 3,000 journals, books, dissertations, and other European sources covering the humanities and social sciences (1972-2015). PASCAL offers bibliographic indexing of core scientific literature, and provides multidisciplinary and multilingual coverage for science, technology, and medicine with special emphasis on European content (1984-2015).
The PASCAL-FRANCIS Archive will become progressively enriched with other document types and with records of partners having previously cooperated with PASCAL and FRANCIS.
A successor to the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA). (2008 - present)
This database covers international scholarship in European art from late antiquity to the present, American art from the colonial era to the present, and global art since 1945. Visual arts in all media are covered: painting, sculpture, drawing, video, installations, new media, decorative and applied arts, museum studies and conservation, archaeology, folk art and material culture, classical studies, antiques, architectural history. Over 500 core journals are indexed, as well as monographs, essays, conference proceedings, and exhibition catalogs.
Dissertations and master theses in thousands of libraries worldwide. (WorldCatDissertations)
Lists over 5 million dissertations and master's theses found in the WorldCat database. Also lists some published materials based on dissertations or theses. Coverage includes some items published prior to 1861.