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

Southeast Asia Studies

book and journal spines


Books and eBooks



Recommended Tools and Sources

Recommendations for finding books and ebooks include:

  1. The Library's Start Your Search portal (includes several online tools)
  2. OskiCat (UC Berkeley's online catalog)
  3. WorldCat (Library of Congress online catalog) (free version)
  4. HathiTrust

Start Your Search box

Start Your Search combines library collections, catalogs, and databases into a single search experience and comes with two options:

  • Basic offers a simple keyword, title, or author search.
  • Advanced offers multiple options for narrowing searches.

OskiCat logo

OskiCat is UC Berkeley's catalog. Melvyl is the University of California system catalog. To access them:

  1. Find the "Start Your Search" box on The Library homepage.
  2. Select OskiCat or Melvyl in the Search tab.
  3. OskiCat, offers a Quick Search and an Advanced Search.
OskiCat Quick Search

Select the Quick Search tab and Books from the dropdown menu that appears under Entire Collection.

Quick Search tab in OskiCat



Quick Search menu in OskiCat





OskiCat Advanced Search

Select the Advanced Keyword Search tab and scroll down to select Books.

Advanced Keyword Search icon




Books or Journals menu in OskiCat