When you search OskiCat or Melvyl for books and reports on public policy issues, you may find that many of your search results are located in the Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS) Library in Moses Hall. The IGS library is a specialized library that focuses on California's governmental history and public policy, collecting materials like reports (governmental and non-governmental), campaign literature, local newspaper clippings, and more. Many of their items that you find in OskiCat are located on the web; click the title in your search results to see the link to the online version.
The IGS Library's website is a great source for information on recent and past California ballot measures and public policy issues, but sometimes the OskiCat information about IGS materials can be confusing. Here's an example:
What is this? It's an article called "Tyranny of the Majority" from the San Francisco Bay Guardian (San Francisco's free alternative weekly paper), from 2008. Usually, you won't find newspaper articles in OskiCat, because OskiCat only contains information about entire runs of magazines and newspapers (not about the specific articles published in those sources). But the IGS library maintains a collection of clippings from local newspapers, and they index each clipping individually and put that information into OskiCat.
How do you find the full article? You can do it two ways:
Go to the IGS library and ask to look at the clipping of the article (its call number is fA0257, v. 43, no. 9).
Google "san francisco bay guardian archives" and find the article online in the list of back issues (their archive is free on the web back to 2006).
You can also search OskiCat again with the title of the newspaper or magazine that the article appeared in, to see if we have a subscription. Or, just ask a librarian!