Library catalog history
Photo of card catalog from OSU Archives on Flickr.
Photo of card catalog index card by dfulmer on Flickr.
Searching Library Catalogs
Use OskiCat to locate materials on the shelves of the UC Berkeley libraries and also to:
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.
- Search for author's name using the author search, e.g., Albenda, Pauline
- Search for topics using a keyword search, e.g., china secondary education
- Limit results by language (Modify search)
- You can browse topics using the Subject links.
- Use My Oskicat to view your library account and renew books
- Use the Request button to:
- page books in NRLF and
- recall books that are checked out
- Be persistent!
There are thousands of books focused on Victorian literature and George Eliot in the libraries. The following Library of Congress Subject Headings should point you to some good lists for browsing broad topics related to this course: