OskiCat is the online catalog for many of the campus libraries (but not all). Oski will reveal which books and periodicals we have along with what's in our film and map collections. It does not contain indivisual periodical articles; to find them, you must use indexes.
A productive way to begin using Oski is by doing a key word search. For instance, try this search:
indian* captivit* narrative*
At 2:54 on February 21, 2013, this search produced 645 records. Using the box that, by default, says Entire Collection, you may sort the results or limit to specific formats or library locations. You may also sort by date or title. Let's take a look at a record:
Permanent link for this record: http://oskicat.berkeley.edu/record=b15166828~S1
|Moffitt||E85 .W85 1998||AVAILABLE|
|Native American Studies||E85 .W85 1998||AVAILABLE||1 WEEK LOAN|
|Description||xxxviii, 356 p. ; 20 cm.|
|Bibliography||Includes bibliographical references.|
|Subject||Indian captivities -- United States.|
|Women prisoners in literature.|
|Added Author||Derounian-Stodola, Kathryn Zabelle, 1949-|
From this record, you'll see the full title of the book, its editors, place and year of publication and publisher. You'll also see that the book is available in two libraries, Moffitt and the Ethnic Studies Library (clicking on Native American Studies links you to Ethnic Studies). You'll find the call number and see that neither copy is checked out. Clicking on the Library of Congress Subject Heading Indian captivities--United States will lead you to more items with this particular subject heading.