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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.
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.
You can access UCB Library resources from off campus or via your laptop or other mobile device using one of two simple methods. (NOTE: Using EndNote? Use VPN, not the Proxy Server)
After you make a one-time change in your web browser settings, the proxy server will ask you to log in with a CalNet ID or Library PIN when you click on the link to a licensed resource. See the setup instructions, FAQ, and Troubleshooting pages to configure your browser.
Citation management tools help you manage your research, collect and cite sources, and create bibliographies in a variety of citation styles. Each one has its strengths and weaknesses, but any are easier than doing it by hand! The Library offers workshops on Endnote, Zotero, and Refworks! Or contact your librarian for individual help.
It's always good to double check the formatting -- sometimes the software doesn't get it quite right.
The fulltext of APA 6th is not available online, but we do have print copies in the reference collection of the Social Welfare and EdPsych Libraries at BF76.7 P83 2010, and it's available at other libraries on campus as well.
APA Style & Format from Capella Writing Center, is designed to help you quickly understand the fundamentals you need to write a course paper that meets the APA guidelines. It also has a very helpful guide to how to handle those confusing DOIs.
Basics of APA Style -- tutorial from APA on how to how to structure and format your work, reduce bias in language, avoid charges of plagiarism, cite references in text and it provides selected reference examples. The APA Style Blog -- is searchable by topic and contains weekly posts by APA experts .
Importing from Social Services Abstracts (or any CSA database) into RefWorks
If you've never used Zotero before, use the QuickStart Guide to get started.
Change your preferences if you want Zotero to
To use Zotero to find specific articles in our library's databases, set up the Open URL resolver with this link: http://ucelinks.cdlib.org:8888/sfx_local?
Another really powerful tool is to use the special features and the "controlled vocabulary" of the database. ERIC has a Thesaurus, which can help you identify the exact term used to describe a concept. It also has advanced search fields such as:
There are numerous sources of fulltext news, some available freely on the web. The ones below are all databases that we pay for, they each have specialized features.
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