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You can still access the UC Berkeley Library’s services and resources during the closure. Here’s how.

History of Science, Technology, & Medicine: Books

Books & eBooks


Use OskiCat (UCB) to find books, ebooks, journals, conference proceedings, videos and more. A good place to start is conducting a subject search. 

subject search for science history

In OskiCat you can:
Request items checked out by another patron or held in storage
Renew your checked-out items online.

Journals: When searching on exact journal titles, change the search field to Title and limit the search to Journals/Magazines/Newspapers.

For materials not owned by UC Berkeley: Borrowing from Other Libraries.


Find ebooks in OskiCat by limiting your search to "Available Online". 

Many publishers also allow full text searching of their ebooks on their native platforms. The following are major publishers from which UC Berkeley has purchased ebooks:

Scientific Illustration

example of scientific illustrationIn OskiCat, do a subject search for: 

biological illustration
botanical illustration
medical illustration

add subheadings to the search to find

bibliographies (list of works on a topic)
early works to 1800 (works published before 1800)
exhibitions (catalogs of exhibitions)
history (the history of illustration)




example of a subject search for medical illustration exhibitions

Selected histories of science