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The Research Process : A Guide: Finding Books

Searching Library Catalogs

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Use OskiCat to locate materials on the shelves of the UC Berkeley libraries and also to:

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Use Melvyl to locate materials at other campuses in the UC system, or worldwide, and also to

  • request materials from another library if we don't own it
  • find articles from some article databases
  • easily format a citation for copying into a bibliography
  • Melvyl will also show you the location and availablity of items that we own.

Browsing Library of Congress Call Numbers

Browsing Call Numbers

Use the call numbers below to browse through the stacks for your specific subject:

  • NA1-NA9428 for Architecture
  • NB1-NB1952 for Sculpture
  • NC1-NC1940 for Drawing, design and illustration
  • ND25-ND3416 for Painting
  • NE1-NE3002 for Print media
  • NK1-NK9995 for Decorative Arts
  • NX1-NX820 for Arts in general
  • TR Photography

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