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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





Recommended Tools and Sources

Media includes audio, video, and film. Recommendations for finding media include:

  1. Media Resources Center
  2. The Library's Start Your Search portal (includes several online tools)
  3. OskiCat
  4. WorldCat (Library of Congress online catalog)

Two shelves of DVDsThe Media Resources Center (MRC) is the UC Berkeley Library's primary collection of materials in audio and visual formats. Formats include videocassettes, DVDs, compact audio discs, audiocassettes, and online (streamed) audio and video.



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.

To find images and media in UC Berkeley's collection, open OskiCat and perform either a Quick Search or an Advanced Keyword Search.

Quick Search

Select the Quick Search tab and Films/Videos/Slides or Pictures/Graphics from the dropdown menu that appears under Entire Collection.

Quick Search tab in OskiCat


Quick search menu with Films/Videos/Slides selected





Advanced Keyword Search

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

Advanced Keyword Search icon



OskiCat Material Types list with Films/Videos/Slides selected

A to Z Databases tutorial about finding "South Asia" images and mediaWhen not on this page, the easiest way to access A-Z Databases is from the Start Your Search box on The Library homepage. Just select "Databases" and "Browse All Databases".

In A-Z Databases, find South Asia Studies images and media by:

  1. Selecting "South Asian Studies" in the Subject dropdown.
  2. Selecting "Images", "Sound/Audio", or "Videos" in the Database dropdown.