COLWRIT R4B: The Machine Starts

Library catalog history

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Photo of card catalog from OSU Archives on Flickr.

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Photo of card catalog index card by dfulmer on Flickr.

Searching Library Catalogs

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Use OskiCat to locate materials on the shelves of the UC Berkeley libraries and also to:

 

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Use Melvyl to locate materials at other campuses in the UC system, or worldwide, and also to

  • 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 availablity of items that we own.

 

Oskicat Tips

  • Search for author's name using the author search: Lanier, Jaron
  • Search for topics using a keyword search: biometric technology
  • Use an asterisk as a wildcard: technolog* finds technology, technological, technologies...
  • Limit results by language (Modify search)
  • You can browse topics using the Subject links. When you're in the record for a relevant book, look for subject links such as these to find more:

Getting Material from NRLF

A large part of the library's collection is stored off campus at the Northern Regional Library Facility [NRLF].

Use the REQUEST button in OskiCat to borrow material at the NRLF. To receive electronic or paper copies of book chapters or journal articles, submit an online request via the "Request an article from NRLF (photocopy or web delivery)" link that appears in eligible titles in OskiCat.

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Log in to Request with your Calnet ID and fill out the screens.  Choose the volume you want, for periodicals:

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Last Update: August 21, 2013 14:27