NE STUD 1B: Ancient Near Eastern Texts

Catalogs

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.

Sample Searches

Sample Searches:

ancient middle eastern medicin*

click on a relevant title, look at the long form of the record, and try out subject headings you find:

medicine assyro-babylonian
     modify search
    languages:  english

medicine ancient egyptian

military history ancient babylon*

* = truncation symbol/wildcard:  child* = child, childs, childish, childhood, children...BUT you must have a minimum of 5 characters (so war* doesn't work)

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

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

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 16:59