To find books, DVDs, maps, sound recordings, manuscripts, and much more - everything except articles - use a library catalog.
OskiCat = most UC Berkeley libraries
MELVYL = all UC campus libraries, including all UC Berkeley libraries
What's the difference? more details here
For each item make sure you know the name of the physical library, call number, and whether or not it's checked out, library use only, etc.
Sample Searches - OskiCat
1. finding film criticism:
keywords: alfred hitchcock criticism
search by official subject terms to narrow your results:
subject: hitchcock, alfred criticism
2. keyword search with truncation: psychoanal* film
* = truncation/wildcards (child* = child, childs, childhood, childish, children...)
(note: you can't truncate words of fewer than 5 characters--like the word film(!))
3. Search individual films by title in OskiCat, or by director as "author" and pull down the "entire collection" menu to Film/Videos...OR use the Media Resources Center Movies database.
4 Search individual journal titles (NOT the articles) by title and pull down the "entire collection" menu to Journals/Magazines/Newspapers:
title: hitchcock annual (journals/magazines/newspapers)
modify your searches or use advanced keyword searches to limit to English, to specific years of publication, to a library location, by format (videos, maps, etc.)
save items to a list and e-mail the list to yourself
make sure you know the library location, call number and availability (checked out or not?) of the item(s) you want
11 million items and 29 libraries not enough? Try MELVYL, catalog for 10 UC campuses!