HISTART R1B: Public Sculpture and Memorial Culture

Searching Library Catalogs

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Use OskiCat to locate materials on the shelves of the UC Berkeley libraries and also to:

When you search the Library catalog, you are NOT searching inside of any books or articles. OskiCat only contains about an index card's worth of information on any given book:

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Photo of card catalog index card by dfulmer on Flickr.

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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.


Oskicat Tips

  • Search for artist/author using the author search: serra, richard
  • Search for topics using a keyword search: memorial public art
  • Use an asterisk as a wildcard: capital* finds capitalcapitalism, capitalists...
  • 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:


The Library location of "NRLF" in OskiCat refers to the Library's offsite storage facility, the Northern Regional Library Facility.

Use the REQUEST button in OskiCat to borrow material at the NRLF. To receive electronic or paper copies of book chapters or journal articles, submit an online request via the "Request an article from NRLF (photocopy or web delivery)" link that appears in eligible titles in OskiCat.

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Log in to Request with your Calnet ID and fill out the screens.  Choose the volume you want, for periodicals:

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Last Update: January 09, 2014 12:33