Oski Xpress is available to all borrowers who have current Cal 1 Cards or UC Berkeley Library cards.
Currently only books held by the Main Stacks and Morrison Libraries with the status "available" are eligible.
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Use OskiCat to locate materials related to your topic, including books, government publications, and audio and video recordings, in the libraries of UC Berkeley. OskiCat will show you the location and availability of the items that we own. More OskiCat help.
Use Melvyl to locate materials related to your topic located at other campuses in the UC system, or worldwide. You can use the Request button to request an item from another library, if we don't own it. Detailed Melvyl help.
In every catalog you use, not the name of the physical library, call number, and whether or not the item is checked out, library use only, etc.
Why use Google Books? Library catalogs (like OskiCat) don't search inside books; using a library catalog, you can search only information about the book (title, author, Library of Congress subject headings, etc.). Google Books will let you search inside books, which can be very useful for hard-to-find information. You can then use Google Books' Find in a Library link to locate the book in a UC Berkeley library, or search OskiCat to see if UC Berkeley owns the book. Try it now:
HathiTrust (Hathi is pronounced hah-tee) is a partnership of libraries that works towards the goal of developing a shared digital access, preservation, and storage solution for the materials held in the member libraries. The contents of HathiTrust are similar to that of Google Books, but the collecting focus is on scholarly materials and the resource includes content and features (such as indexing and manipulation of results) not available in Google Books.
In the future if you want to edit, change the private/public setting, or delete the collection, your collections will always be listed in the My Collections tab whenever you are logged in to HathiTrust.
No time to go hunting around the library stacks to find the books you need? Use OskiCat's request feature. Once you find the book you want, click (this button will only appear when an item can be requested). Authenticate yourself with CalNet, and follow the prompts. OskiCat will ask you where you want the book(s) delivered to. You will get an email when the books are ready to be picked up (usually within 1-3 days).
You can also use this button to:
As a Berkeley student you are eligible to use books and articles from other libraries around the United States.
Check OskiCat to make sure UC Berkeley does not own the material you want.
Provide a full and accurate bibliographic citation, including author, title, place and date of publication, and series. You can get citations from professors, from Melvyl, from other articles, from Google scholar. Verify your citations before submitting them for ILL.
Here are a few ways you can attempt to find translations:
1. In OskiCat, do an author search and then limit the results to English by clicking on the MODIFY SEARCH button. To find lists of books that have been translated into English, use the Advanced Keyword Search. Change one of the search boxes to Subject, and enter the language, bibliography, and translations into English.
2. Search in Index Translationum. Updated by UNESCO's Sector for Culture, this database contains over 2 million entries for books translated and published in almost 150 countries from 1979 to present, though for many countries it is not up to date. It is not comprehensive. The library also owns the print edition from 1932-1985.
3. Search in Worldcat. Choose Advanced Search so you can do an author search and at the bottom of the form you'll be able to limit to English (or another language).
For literary works, you can also try The Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation and Literatures of the World in English Translation.