SLAVIC 5B: Psychogeography: Writing About Space


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.

Call numbers are on the spine of the book; learn how to read them so you can find what you need on the shelves.

Searching OskiCat

Sample Searches:

andrei bely

modify search:  pull down the language menu to english

notice the official subject headings spell his name andrey; try another search:

andre* bely

pull down the language menu to english

* = truncation symbol/wildcard  child*  retrieves child, childs, children, childish, childhood...

or, look at a list of official subject headings

subject:   bely, andrey

other searches (easiest in Advanced Search)

st petersburg history (limited to english)
symbolism soviet union (limited to english)
russia history revolution 1905  (limited to english)

Make sure to note the library location, call number, and availability (checked out? on hold?) for each item.

SMS and QR Codes in OskiCat

You can now text yourself a call number or use a QR code reader to find the location of an item in the UCB Library. Just click on a title in your OskiCat search results, and both options will be displayed on the right.

SMS and QR image

Last Update: February 02, 2012 16:57 | Tagged with: russian_revolution literature Andrey_Bely