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: Hardy, Thomas
- Search for topics using a keyword search: university fiction
- Use an asterisk as a wildcard: technolog* finds technology, technological, technologies...
- Limit results by language (Modify search)
- You can browse topics using the Subject links. When you're in the record for a relevant book, look for subject links like these to connect to a list of related materials: