ENGLISH R1B: The Really Quite Contemporary

Article databases

Below are a few article databases that you could use to get started. You can also find more browsing the Library's database collection by subjects such as literature or psychology.

  • Academic Search Complete
    A multidisciplinary index to articles in more than 10,900 journals.
  • JSTOR
    Includes over 1000 scholarly journals with access to more than 2 million articles.
  • MLA International Bibliography
    Indexes journal articles on literature, language, linguistics, and folklore.
  • Project MUSE
    Several hundred scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences. Topics include literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics and many others.

Where's the PDF?

Once you've used an article database to find articles on your topic, you may need to use this button:uc-eLinks button in order to locate and read the full text of the article. 

UC-eLinks will link you to the online full text of an article if UCB has paid for online access; otherwise, UC-eLinks will help you locate a print copy on the shelf in the library. If UCB doesn't own the article in print or online format, UC-eLinks can also help you order a copy from another library.

For more information, watch this video tutorial (about 4 min.)

You can also set up UC-eLinks to work with Google Scholar.  For more information, watch this video tutorial (about 2 min.)

Proxy server

To use library databases from off campus you have to set up the proxy server: this changes your browser settings.

  • Different browsers [Firefox, Chrome, Safari...] have different instructions- they are all here.
  • You can set it up on multiple devices
  • You log in with your CalNet ID
  • There's an alternative: the VPN
Last Update: January 09, 2014 12:35