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. Click on the REQUEST button to get 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.
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.
There are hundreds of online databases that cover all kinds of material and all of the disciplines that are taught 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 highly respected scholarly academic journals -- and unlike most e-journals, JSTOR goes back to the very first volumes -- but it doesn't include the past three to five years.
Indexes education journals, articles and unpublished documents on education research and practice.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. This includes psychology, political science, economics, social services and sociology.
Academic Search Complete
A multidisciplinary index to articles in more than thousands of journals, many are available fulltext.
Education Full Text (plus Education Index Retro)
Indexes articles from English-language periodicals and yearbooks on all topics related to education.