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.
This guide has been archived
Please note: this course guide was created during a previous semester, and is no longer being actively maintained. For a list of current course guides, please see http://lib.berkeley.edu/alacarte/course-guides.
Find articles and books
The Library catalogs are a good place to find books -- here and far beyond.Try searching the library catalog under the Library Congress Subject Heading of "College Sports" (and all of its subheadings) . You can use that same subject heading to look for more books outside UC, which you can get via Interlibrary Loan... FREE to you!
There are also hundreds of online databases that cover all of the disciplines that are taught here at Berkeley. Some of the core databases for this class are listed below.
JSTOR: Education and Project MUSE: Education search and display the fulltext of many highly respected scholarly academic journals. JSTOR goes back to the very first volumes -- but it doesn't include the past three to five years!
Sometimes you just want an overview. The International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences is a good place to start, and has a whole section on Education and on Sport.
Indexes education journals, articles and unpublished documents on education research and practice. ERIC is from the U.S. Department of Education, and the free version was recently redesigned, adding some great new features.
ProQuest Social Sciences
Because education is interdisciplinary, it's helpful to search other databases in the social sciences -- psychology, economics, political science, etc.
Academic Search Complete
A great multidisciplinary database, many of the articles are available fulltext.
Education Full Text (plus Education Index Retro)
Indexes articles from English-language periodicals and yearbooks on all topics related to education.
Core database in sociology, includes the sociology of education.