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

United Farm Workers - Research Guide: Finding Books

Guide to Research about the United Farm Workers


To find books, DVDs, maps, sound recordings, manuscripts, and much more - everything except articles - use a library catalog.

OskiCat = most UC Berkeley libraries

MELVYL = all UC campus libraries, including all UC Berkeley libraries

What's the difference?  more details here

For each item make sure you know the name of the physical library, call number, and whether or not it's checked out, library use only, etc.

Call numbers are on the spine of the book; learn how to read them so you can find what you need on the shelves.

Searching Library Catalogs

Examples of searches in OskiCat or MELVYL:

keywords:  united farm workers
                     delano strike*
                     migrant agricultural labor* united states
                     migrant agricultural labor* california
                     alien labor mexican

* = truncation/wildcard symbol (immigra* = immigrant, immigrants, immigration, immigrating, etc.)

limit as needed by format (ex:  DVD, sound recording, manuscript), language, etc.

author:  united farm workers   (to retrieve materials created by the UFW)
author:  chavez, cesar


SMS and QR Codes in OskiCat

You can now text yourself a call number or use a QR code reader to find the location of an item in the UCB Library. Just click on a title in your OskiCat search results, and both options will be displayed on the right.

SMS and QR image