HIST 101: Transformations of Modern Europe, 1789-1989

What is This? Reading Citations...

Finding a citation in a bibliography (online or in print) is a great way to find more resources on your topic.

However, you have to be able to read the citation in order to find the item in the UCB Library.

The most common citations are for books, articles, and book chapters. Can you tell which citation below is for a book?  For a chapter?  For an article?

  • Orbe, Mark P. "Representations of Race in Reality TV: Watch and Discuss." Critical Studies in Media Communication 25.4 (2008): 345-352.
  • Winters, Loretta I., and Herman L. DeBose. New Faces in a Changing America: Multiracial Identity in the 21st Century. Thousand Oaks:  Sage Publications Inc., 2003.
  • Fine, Michelle, and Adrienne Asch. “Disability Beyond Stigma: Social Interaction, Discrimination, and Activism.”  The Culture and Psychology reader. Eds. Goldberger, Nancy Rule; Veroff, Jody Bennet  New York:  New York University Press. 1995. 536-558
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Oskicat journal search

Suppose you know the name of the journal, newspaper or magazine you want.  Does Berkeley own it?  Search Oskicat to find out.

Secondary Sources- European History

  • Arts and Humanities Citation Index (Web of Knowledge)
    Indexes over 1,000 of the leading arts and humanities journals, and provides searching of footnoted citations. Use the link above, then under Current Limits, specify Arts and Humanities Citation Index. For more guidance on using this database see the following tutorials: Creating Alerts and Creating an RSS Feed.
  • Historical Abstracts
    Indexes over 2,000 journals, as well as historical book reviews and dissertations, published worldwide about all aspects of world history (excluding US and Canada) from 1450 to the present. Articles covered were written from 1954 to thepresent
  • History Channel Speech Archives
    Online audiorecordings of speeches and other addresses by international political leaders; on-site recordings of notable historic events.
  • House of Commons Parliamentary Papers
    Provides full-text access to thousands of 19th Century Parliamentary Papers. Includes all the "sessional papers" of the British Parliament: bills, reports of committees, papers presented by Royal Commissions and government departments, treaties and international agreements, command papers, and statistics.
  • Humanities and Social Sciences Index Retrospective: 1907-1984
    Citations to more than 1.3 million articles in over 1,200 periodicals in scholarly journals published throughout the 20th century in North America and Europe.
  • Humanities E-Book Project (formerly History E-Books Project)
    Access to the full-text of important and frequently-cited books in humanties. (These e-books are also listed in OskiCat and Melvyl.)

Catalogs and Google Scholar

Oskicat. UC Berkeley libraries catalog. Includes records for most UCB library materials, including books, e-books, journal and e-journal titles, films and videos, maps, archival materials, and much more. See also the Quick Guide to Oskicat and Oskicat Tutorial.

Melvyl. Catalog for all UC Campus libraries, including selected libraries on campus not in Oskicat, e.g. the Boalt Law Library. Why use Melvyl?  It includes thousands of scholarly journal articles and links to WorldCat, which gets you into the collections of libraries around the world

Google Scholar.  It automatically connects you via UC eLinks to articles and other content licenses by the UC libraries. 

Last Update: August 23, 2013 14:06