Library, where you'll find many links to catalogs, databases
and other resources, OR go to the Library
- For books,
journal titles, video
Under "Catalogs" choose Pathfinder
- For Journal
Under "Indexes and Abstracts" choose: MLA, Bibliography
of Asian Studies, Expanded Academic ASAP, Historical Abstracts,
Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe.
Pathfinder, UC Berkeley Library's Online Catalog
- Click on
Pathfinder to open a search screen
"Subject Keyword" button and type your search
terms in the box. Think of a few words that describe your subject.
women in the Ramayana
Look at the result. Click on a title that interests you and look
at the subject headings. Subject headings may be different from
the keywords you've chosen. Click on a subject heading to find
more book titles on the same subject.
women in the Mahabharata>
Women in the Mahabharata
India -- Social life and customs
Naipaul, V. S. -- (Vidiadhar Surajprasad), -- 1932-
- Try the same
search terms in a title keyword search. Note the difference in
your search results. Some topics produce a better result with
a subject search and some with a title word search, so try both.
- To find books
by an author click "Personal Author Phrase" and type
the authors name in the search box. Example: Pritam, Amrita.
To find books about an author click "Subject Keyword"
and type the author's name in the search box.
- To find primary
resources first search by subject or keyword. Then click "modify"
and chose "subject keyword" from the pull down menu.
In the search box type one of these terms: correspondence,
diaries, early works to 1800, interviews, pamphlets, periodicals,
personal narratives, sources. For more info on primary resources
- To search
for newspapers by their place of publication click "Advanced Search". Choose "ng: Geographical Access [keyword]".
Type in the place name. Example: Calcutta.
- You can email
a citation to your email address. Click "save" beside
the record(s) you want to email. Click "Show Saved".
Enter you email address and click "email".
3 Finding Journal Articles
Expanded Academic ASAP, a database of journal articles
- Open Expanded
Academic ASAP from the Library homepage www.lib.berkeley.edu,
"Electronic Indexes & Abstracts."
- Search using
keywords for your subject. Example, partition india.
- Your search
yields over 50 citations. You can add a term to limit the search
Example, partition, india, literature. Another way to limit
the search is to check "Limit the current search to articles
- When you
find a useful article, click on "view text and retrieval
choices". Some tites have just abstracts and some have full
text. You can email the abstract or text to your email account.
of Asian Studies
of Asian Studies (BAS) contains more than 519,000 records on all
subjects (especially humanities and social sciences) pertaining
to East, Southeast, and South Asia published worldwide from 1971
to the present.
Use only one word in each search box.
*You can qualify
your search by country if you scroll to the bottom of the search
headings are rarely useful in this database.
Historical Abstracts is a bibliographic database containing citations
to articles on the history of the world from 1450 to the present
(excluding the United States and Canada, which are covered in
the bibliographic database America: History and Life). The database
comprises over half a million bibliographic entries and covers
over 2,000 journals published worldwide. All abstracts are written
in English. In addition to including the key historical journals
from virtually every major country, Historical Abstracts includes
a targeted selection of hundreds of journals in the social sciences
and humanities. Historical Abstracts includes approximately 3,000
citations to historical book reviews and citations to abstracts
of dissertations worldwide.
LEXIS-NEXIS Academic Universe is one of the single largest web-based
databases for current worldwide news and information. Academic Universe
supports a broad range of interdisciplinary research. The database
contains full text and abstracts of news, business,
and legal information and provides full-text access to nearly 6,000
individual titles. Users can search foreign and domestic newspapers
and wire services; radio and television transcripts; and business,
medical, industry, and legislative magazines, journals, and newsletters.
There is wide geographic coverage and a translations from foreign-language
sources, as well as news services like Reuters, Associated Press,
Agence France Press, and Xinhua (New China) News Agency. The database
is updated daily for most newspapers and even hourly for some wire
services and media transcripts.
[Modern Language Association International Bibliography]
Language Association International Bibliography of Modern Languages
and Literatures] includes international coverage of materials
in the areas of literature, languages, linguistics, drama, and
folklore. The database contains over 1 million citations
from over 4,000 journals, series, books, essay collections, working
papers, proceedings, dissertations, and bibliographies. Coverage
includes 1963 - present.
4 Using the Internet
For some topics,
especially current events, you may search the Internet for sources,
but you'll need to evaluate the source of the information much more
carefully than you would a published book or article from a scholarly
source. If you use sources from the Internet, be sure you know who
produced it, what their credentials are, what their point of view
or bias is. Resources from know publishers, online versions of known
titles, and university pages are usually reliable. Look carefully
at personal pages, pages from religious groups, and pages selling
products. Here's a good tool for learning more about evaluating
all your sources:
Web Pages: Why It's Important"
links for South Asia topics:
Asian Diaspora Bibliographies
in South Asia
Rights in South Asia
Issues in India & Pakistan
Movements in South Asia
Asian Women's Studies
Celebration of Women Writers
Open Directory Project
Literature of South Asia Literature and the Indian Diaspora
your writing skills
learning center: Writing Program
South Asia Section
of each country
to newspapers of the region
Britannica Online - UCB only
(South Asia Women's Network)
- South Asia Resource Access on the Internet
Asia Digital Library
South Asia - a digital library of teaching resources about SA
for colleges & universities.
5 Printed Reference Sources (selected)
encyclopedia of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal,
Bhutan, and the Maldives. Cambridge [England] ; New York :
Cambridge University Press, 1989.
SSEA: DS334.9 .C36 1989 REF
L. P. , South Asian civilizations : a bibliographic synthesis
/ Maureen L.P. Patterson, in collaboration with William J. Alspaugh.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1981.
S/SE Asia DS339.A12.P37 REF
Circ. note: Non-Circulating
to find good pre-1980 English language monographs on just about
any South Asian topic you can imagine. The table of contents
is 83 pages long and comprehensive outline of the history of
the subcontinent. If other searches are yielding anything take
a look here for clues (does that personality you're trying to
find spell their name Mukerji; Mukherji; Mookerji; or, Mookerjee?).
Indian periodical literature. Gurgaon, Indian Documentation
S/SE Asia AJ3.G9 REF
Library has: BOUND 1(1964)-
ed., Encyclopaedia of Indian literature. New Delhi : Sahitya
S/SE Asia PK2902.E53 1987 REF
Library has: v.1-5 (A-Zorgot) (1987-c1992)
Nalini, ed., Handbook of twentieth-century literatures of India.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1996.
S/SE Asia PK5416.H27 1996 REF
6 How to Cite an Electronic Source
In your research
paper, to cite files from WWW (or other electronic sources), provide
the information you would normally give from a print, give the author's
name, last name first (if known); the full title of the work, in
quotation marks; the title of the complete work (if applicable),
in italics; any version or file numbers; and the date of the document
or last revision (if available). Next, list the protocol (e.g.,
"http") and the full URL, followed by the date of access in parentheses.
Lauren P. "A Hypertext History of Multi-User Dimensions." MUD
History. 1993. http://www.utopia.com/talent/lpb/muddex/essay
(2 Aug. 1996)
For a more
complete explanation see the UCB Teaching Library Guide:
styles, plagiarism & style manuals.