Social Movements in South Asia: Finding Print Resources

Finding books or journals

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To find books and journals at UC Berkeley, use one of our online catalogs. To find materials only at Berkeley, use Pathfinder. If you want to search the entire UC system, use either telnet Melvyl or web Melvyl.

Here is a list of standard Library of Congress subject headings on social movements to help get you started. Add the country or group you are interested in to make them more specific.

Periodical and Newspaper Indexes
For a comprehensive list of UC Berkeley's online periodical databases go to Electronic Abstracts & Indexes. Most databases are restricted to UCB or UC students, faculty, staff and on-campus users.

For help using the databases, visit a Library reference desk, or take one of the free training sessions the Library provides. Some of the most useful periodical databases for finding information on South Asian social movements are:

Alternative Press Index -- UCB Only
The most complete guide to North American alternative and radical media, this includes citations of articles, reviews, speeches, editorials, etc., since 1991. The print version of this index goes back to 1969 (it can be found at HM101.A12 A55 Humanities/Area Studies, Main Library).

Bibliography of Asian Studies -- UC Only
A very comprehensive database of academic publications (monographs, articles and book chapters) in western languages on all parts of Asia published since 1971.

Historical Abstracts -- UC Only
A bibliographic database containing citations to articles on the history of the world from 1450 to the present, covering over 2,000 journals.

Indian Guide to Periodical Literature -- PRINT ONLY
An excellent index of periodicals published in India in English since 1964. Available in the South/Southeast Asia Library, AJ3.G9 Reference  1964-   )

MAGS (Magazine and Journal Articles) - UC Only
Citations for articles from over 1,500 core academic journals and popular
magazines in the social sciences, humanities, sciences, business, and law published since 1988. Contains some abstracts and some full-text.

Sociological Abstracts -- UC Only
Citations from nearly 2000 academic sociology journals, books, book chapters, and reviews published since 1963.


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