OskiCat Search Terms
Try these terms in OskiCat or Melvyl to find books on your topic. Remember, OskiCat and Melvyl only let you search brief information about the book - you're not searching in the full text of the book itself! If you're not getting enough results, try searching for a less specific topic, leave out some search terms, or try Google Books.
Most of these terms are Library of Congress subject headings -- which means you'll get the most complete results if you enter them exactly as typed (civil service positions, not civil service position).
- Civil service positions
- Division of labor
- Domestics (use for servants)
- Domestics in literature
- Home economics
- Public administration
- Public officers
- Master and servant
- Masters and servants in literature
- Servants in literature
- Service industries
- Service industries workers
- Sex oriented businesses
- Sex role
- Sexual division of labor
- Social classes in literature
- Working class
You can use these terms in combination, using the default Keyword search. You can also combine them with geographic or chronological terms, for example:
- sexual division of labor united states
- housewives history
- domestics great britain 19th century
You can also find literary criticism in OskiCat, usually by using the phrase criticism and interpretation along with the author's name. Example:
kazuo ishiguro criticism and interpretation
Searching Library Catalogs
Use OskiCat to locate materials related to your topic, including books, government publications, and audio and video recordings, in the libraries of UC Berkeley. OskiCat will show you the location and availability of the items that we own.
- Using OskiCat (but not Melvyl) you can also renew your books online, look up course reserve materials by course number or instructor name, and place holds on items that other library users have already checked out.
Use Melvyl to locate materials related to your topic located at other campuses in the UC system, or worldwide. You can use the Request button to request an item from another library, if we don't own it.
- Using Melvyl (but not OskiCat) you can find articles as well as books, easily format a citation for copying into a bibliography, and see images of book covers, when available. Melvyl will also show you the location and availablity of items that we own.
Melvyl has changed as of January 2012, and now includes many more articles. Detailed Melvyl help
ebrary = ebooks
ebrary is our largest collection of full text ebooks, with nearly 50,000 titles on a wide range of subjects. Find them in the UCB catalog, OskiCat (keyword: ebrary or limit to "Available Online"), or search the ebrary site directly:
Google Books contains millions of scanned books, from libraries and publishers worldwide. You can search the entire text of the books, view previews or "snippets" from books that are still in copyright, and read the full text of out-of-copyright (pre-1923) books. Want to read the entire text of an in-copyright book? Use Google Books' Find in a Library link to locate the book in a UC Berkeley library, or search OskiCat to see if UC Berkeley owns the book.
Why use Google Books?
Library catalogs (like OskiCat) don't search inside books; using a library catalog, you can search only information about the book (title, author, Library of Congress subject headings, etc.). Google Books will let you search inside books, which can be very useful for hard-to-find information. Try it now: