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

Introduction to Italian Renaissance Art / The Italian Renaissance: Finding Books & Reference Sources

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Searching Library Catalogs

 

Start your Search to find: books and ebooks from Oskicat; ebook databases; and some (but not all) articles from databases such as JSTOR, Project Muse, EBSCO, and more.


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Use OskiCat to locate materials in the UC Berkeley libraries including: books and e-books; and journal, magazine and newspaper titles (but not individual articles).


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Use Melvyl to locate materials at UC Berkeley, the other UC campuses, or worldwide.

  • request materials from another library if we don't own it
  • find articles from some article databases
  • easily format a citation for copying into a bibliography
  • Melvyl will also show you the location and availability of items that we own

 

 

Sample Search:

 Paper topic:  Titian’s altarpieces

 Search by artist name:  KW titian to find all books about Titian

Examine book’s index to locate text about Altarpieces

 Narrow by topic:  KW alterpiec* Titian 

Use truncation symbol (*) to find any form of the word root, in this case 

alterpiece or alterpieces.  Root must be 5 characters in length, not including 

the * symbol.

 Find an exhibition catalog on your topic to add to your bibliography

KW titian altarpiec* exhibit*

 Use Grove Art Online for encyclopedia articles written by scholars in the 

field, e.g Titian entry written by Cecil Gould

 Search Oskicat by author

KW cecil gould

 Use your syllabus to find other scholarly authors



    

 

 

 

Google Books

Google Books can be useful for finding related books and for searching the full-text of a book.

Reference Sources

Reference Books