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

Native American Collections at The Bancroft Library: Searching Tips

Highlights of the various Native American materials held at The Bancroft Library

Searching Tips

In Oskicat, the Advanced Keyword Search tab can be leveraged to find early and rare material on native peoples of both North and South America.  Please note that some of this material requires librarian or curatorial approval to view.  Items with Location as Bancroft Vault in the Oskicat record fall into this category.  

First sample search:

► In the first Any Field use the search term indian*
► In the second Any Field use the search term "early works"
► In the Locations section, select Bancroft Library
► At the bottom of the search form, in the Year of publication section, input 1500 in the After field and 1900 in the Before field
Please note, this method will also capture a handful of material with records mentioning the country of India.

Second sample search:

► In the first Any Field use the search term indian*
► In the second Any Field use the search term "early accounts"
► In the Locations section, select Bancroft Library
► At the bottom of the search form, in the Year of publication section, input 1500 in the After field and 1900 in the Before field