MEDIAST 140: History of Social Movement Rhetoric

Catalogs

To find books, DVDs, maps, sound recordings, manuscripts, and much more - everything except articles - use a library catalog.

OskiCat = most UC Berkeley libraries

MELVYL = all UC campus libraries, including all UC Berkeley libraries

What's the difference?  more details here

For each item make sure you know the name of the physical library, call number, and whether or not it's checked out, library use only, etc.

Call numbers are on the spine of the book; learn how to read them so you can find what you need on the shelves.

Searching OskiCat for Primary and Secondary Sources

Search OskiCat for both primary and secondary sources.  Examples:

free speech movement*
black panther*
third world strike
vietnam war protest movements
civil rights movements united states
civil rights movements women
feminism united states history
alcatraz indian occupation
asian american* political activity
mario savio
cesar chavez
eldridge cleaver
gloria steinem
angela davis
american indian movement

* = truncation symbol/wildcard for variant word endings
ex:  immigra* = immigrant, immigrants, immigrating, immigration...

Try out these OskiCat features:

  • limit your search to a type of material (DVDs) or a library location (Doe Reference)
  • save items to a list you can e-mail/download/print
  • place a recall request online
  • request items from storage (NRLF)
  • view a list of items you have checked out
  • send call numbers to your cell phone (see below)
  • receive alerts of new items that match your search terms ("preferred search")

SMS and QR Codes in OskiCat

You can now text yourself a call number or use a QR code reader to find the location of an item in the UCB Library. Just click on a title in your OskiCat search results, and both options will be displayed on the right.

SMS and QR image

Finding Videos and DVDs

Media Resource Center lists of resources:  The 1960s and 1970s and their Aftermath

Videos and DVDs must be used onsite.  Lists of resources include some online sound recordings.

How to Cite Media (from the Media Resources Center) - MLA Style

Last Update: March 12, 2014 21:03