Social Welfare Library
227 Haviland Hall #6000
Berkeley, CA 94720
Finding articles and books
We have hundreds of research databases which help you find articles (and more) on a wide variety of topics. They are organized according to academic discipline, by name, or by type of database (dissertations, e-books, etc.)
Core resources for Social Welfare:
UC eLinks and Citation Linker
Sometimes the database you search doesn't link to the fulltext -- it only gives the citation. Click the button to see if Berkeley has it online, and if not, it will check for a print version. And if we don't have it at all, it lets you request it through Interlibrary Loan.
What if there isn't a button? Sometimes you find an article in a bibliography, a book or a footnote -- and you want to see if we have it. The Citation Linker searches through our online databases to see if it's available fulltext. If not, it sets up a search for the paper journal in Melvyl. And if we don't have it at Berkeley, it lets you request it through Interlibrary Loan.
Find Books and E-Books
UCB: Use OskiCat to find books related to your topic at UC Berkeley. Oskicat will show you where it's located, and will also show you the Library of Congress Subject Heading -- which can help you find material other relevant books.
UC: Not enough books at Berkeley? Use Melvyl to find more books at other campuses in the UC system. Clickon the REQUEST button (in the detailed view of a catalog record) to request the item through Interlibrary Loan.
Google Books: Library catalogs don't search inside of books. Google Books can help you identify the book you need, then click on "Find in a Library" to see if we have it.
Some of the e-books below are listed individually in the library catalog, but not all. Going directly to the e-book collection is also useful if you want to search inside the book, since the library catalog doesn't (yet) make that possible.
APA e-book collection Current e-books published by the American Psychological Association in 2009 and 2010.
ebrary Berkeley's largest e-book collection, with 40,000 titles on a wide range of subjects, including social work, education and psychology. Some advanced ebrary features require downloading reader software.
MIT CogNet E-books in cognitive and brain sciences published by MIT.