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UC Berkeley History: Basic Sources: Finding More

An introduction to the Library's collections relating to the history of UC Berkeley

Researching UC Berkeley History

Search UC Library Search, the discovery system for the UC campus libraries, for books, articles, archival materials and more.  Sample keywords:

student activis* berkeley
loyalty oath* berkeley
school of criminology berkeley
"greek letter societies" berkeley
lawrence berkeley laboratory
"nobel prize*" berkeley
strawberry creek
berkeley

* = truncation/wildcard (child * = retrieves child, childs children childish childhood...)

quotes keep words together as a phrase

To find scholarly articles, find the article database that covers the appropriate discipline (pull down the "all subjects" menu to history, education, etc.), for example:

To find newspaper articles, find the appropriate newspaper database.  For the Daily Californian, see "Campus Publications" tab. Examples of newspaper databases:

University Archives

"The University Archives documents the history of the University of California, particularly the Office of the President and the Berkeley campus.

"Collections include official records, reports, publications, correspondence, digital files, maps, photographs, audiovisual materials, oral histories, memorabilia, and the papers of Berkeley faculty."

Search  UC Library Search or the Online Archive of California.  Items listed at the location "UC Archives" can be requested at The Bancroft Library.  Items listed at the locations Bancroft (NRLF) or UC Archives (NRLF) are in off-site storage and MUST be requested in advance.  See the guide to Visiting the Bancroft Library for more details.

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