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You can still access the UC Berkeley Library’s services and resources during the closure. Here’s how.
The Library offers over 130 e-book and text collections in specific subject areas. Many of these e-books also available through OskiCat and Melvyl. You can limit your search in OskiCat to "Available online," and in Melvyl to "Online resources." Collections that have strong history content include:
Several hundred digitized scholarly journals and books in the humanities and social sciences. [1993 - present]
Topics include literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics and many others. Books are available in PDF format, searchable and retrievable to the chapter level, with no restrictions on downloading or printing.
Completely searchable full text of the Cambridge Histories series.
Explore American and British history, ancient history, Islamic history, economic history, the histories of philosophy, science, music, literature, religion, social histories, and much more. "My Histories" allows you to create and share a personalized library with your own bookmarks and notes.
Over 3000 German, Swiss, and Austrian printed books from the 15th and 16th centuries. Individual titles of the collection are listed in Melvyl. The Guide for the collection is at MICROFILM 4298 AC guide, in Newspapers & Microforms.
Browsing European History
UC Berkeley Library arranges books by Library of Congress call numbers. Though history is covered in every discipline (e.g., women's history may be located in the women's studies call numbers while medical history may be in the medicine call numbers), the major sections for European history are listed below.
A collective database of all books published in Europe between the invention of printing and the end of the sixteenth century (1450-1700). Provides locations of books and in some instances links to digitized copies.