10 Things You Should Know About the ITS Library
Need help finding material in the collection? Not sure which library has what you're looking for? Here is a brief list of ten things you should know about using libraries at the UC Berkeley campus.
The TRID database covers literature from around the world and is a great place to do subject searching on any technical or policy aspect of transportation. There are many other electronic article databases with which to find material. You should also try Google Scholar.
- Use OskiCat, the UC Berkeley catalog, to find books, technical reports, policy papers, conference proceedings and other material in the ITS Library and other UC Berkeley libraries. You can search the entire UC Library system with Melvyl (Next Gen).
- Electronic journals allow you to access articles anywhere and spend less time at the copy machine. You can search all E-Journals A-Z. For specific citations, Google Scholar may be useful if you are using the Berkeley network.
- Most material in the ITS Library circulates, so that you may borrow it. You can keep track of what you borrow and renew material through My OskiCat.
- You also have access and privileges at the other UC Berkeley libraries. Some of the ones that may be of particular interest to you include:
- Course Reserves material is located behind the Circulation Desk and you are welcome to come behind the desk and find material you need. Reserves circulate for two hours.
- ITS Graduate students may obtain a key to the library and use the library after 5:00 pm and on weekends. Ask in the ITS Office for details. There may be a small fee for a key deposit.
- You can connect to library and campus resources off campus with the Proxy Server.
- If you need books, reports, or other material that UC Berkeley does not own, interlibrary loan can help. Ask for items from other UC libraries through the "Request" feature in Melvyl. For other material, use the Main Library's Interlibrary Loan service.
- Sign up for a locker on the 4th floor and you'll have a handy, safe place to store your books. Bring your own lock and register the locker number at the Circulation Desk.
Library staff looks forward to assisting you in locating information and using library materials. Library staff Rita Evans and Kendra K. Levine and our student employees.