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You can still access the UC Berkeley Library’s services and resources during the closure. Here’s how.
Online encyclopedias and dictionaries from a variety of vendors such as:
Oxford University Press
Start your search is powered by EBSCO Discovery Services and combines a variety of library collections, catalogs and databases into a single search experience.
What's NOT included
Start your Search does notinclude everything in the Library's collections. To ensure you're finding the best possible articles on your research topic, you should search discipline-specific databases directly.
Content that is not included in Start your Search:
Non-UCB Melvyl results aren't included. Use the Find More through Melvyl link in your search results to continue your search in Melvyl.
It's difficult to track precisely which databases are or are not available in Start your Search for several reasons:
Many databases are not exclusively available from a single vendor. The Library subscribes to the MLA International Bibliography from ProQuest, for example, but the Bibliography is still available in Start your Search by other means.
Journals that are available in one database are often also available in other databases. While we know that Compendex is not available in Start your Search, many of the journals in Compendex are available in Start your Search via other library database subscriptions.
Sample Searches - "Start Your Search"
1. horror film*
2. homosex* hitchcock
use filters on the left to limit to: scholarly
* = truncation/wildcard child* = child childs children childish childhood...
2. using subject headings:
love in motion pictures (subject) myth in motion pictures (subject) love on television (subject)
3. "film noir" love
quotes keep two or more words together as a phrase
4. advanced search
film* or cinema or movies or "motion picture*" (select a field - optional)
Search Results - what to look for
Start Your Search - Filters for narrowing your search
Are there filters in the left sidebar that will help you narrow your search results? Click on the category ("language" "geography") to view the options.