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The UCB Library Guide to Citing Your Sources discusses why you should cite your sources and links to campus resources about plagiarism. It also includes links to guides for frequently used citation styles. Also:
You can access UCB Library resources from off campus or via your laptop or other mobile device using one of two simple methods:
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.
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.
The following titles are just examples of sources for background information on The Sixties and protest movements. Click on the titles to view the OskiCat record, including library location, call number and availability.
For more sources, search Oskicat by subject, including specific ethnic groups (ex: indians of north america encyclopedias, mexican americans dictionaries), browse the reference collections of Doe Library (2nd floor) or the Ethnic Studies Library, or ask for assistance.
The Sixties in America (1999)
Day by Day, the Sixties (1983)
The Civil Rights Movement (1998)
To find books, DVDs, maps, sound recordings, manuscripts, and much more - everything except articles - use a library catalog.
OskiCat = most UC Berkeley libraries
MELVYL = all UC campus libraries, including all UC Berkeley libraries
What's the difference? more details here
For each item make sure you know the name of the physical library, call number, and whether or not it's checked out, library use only, etc.
Search OskiCat for both primary and secondary sources. Examples:
free speech movement*
third world strike
vietnam war protest movements
civil rights movements united states
civil rights movements women
feminism united states history
alcatraz indian occupation
asian american* political activity
american indian movement
* = truncation symbol/wildcard for variant word endings
ex: immigra* = immigrant, immigrants, immigrating, immigration...
Try out these OskiCat features:
Media Resource Center lists of resources: The 1960s and 1970s and their Aftermath
Videos and DVDs must be used onsite. Lists of resources include some online sound recordings.
How to Cite Media (from the Media Resources Center) - MLA Style
Search an article database to find citations (title, author, title of journal, date, page numbers) for articles on a particular topic. The Library gives you access to over 200 article databases covering different disciplines.
1. Think about which academic disciplines might write about your topic. Examples: literature, film, anthropology, history...
2. Find the appropriate article database by subject (academic discipline or department). Look for "Recommended" databases.
Library home > Articles > Article Databases by Subject
Examples of searches in various article databases:
keywords = searches most important parts of the record
* = truncation symbol or wildcard; child* = child, childs, children, childish, childhood
Library home > Articles > Article Databases By Subject > History > America: History and Life
asian american* (select a field - optional)
activis* (select a field - optional)
historical period from: 1960 1975
Library home > Articles > Article Databases By Subject > Ethnic Studies > Chicano Database
click on see more details for locating this item to find UC e-links icon (see below) to locate text of items
Library home > Articles > Article Databases By Subject > Ethnic Studies >Black Studies Center
sncc and women (keywords)
Once you've searched a database to find articles, you may need to use to link to a PDF or html file if the full text is not immediately available. Each database is a bit different, but a good rule of thumb is this: when you see the Uc-eLinks icon click on it to view your article access options, which can range from full text to a call number to an Interlibrary Loan request:
For more information, here's a tutorial on using UC-eLinks.
Primary sources can be found in a variety of library tools:
Learn more about your topic in advance:
Examples of techniques for finding primary sources:
Search OskiCat for primary sources using keywords and adding terms that denote primary sources, such as:
black panther* newspapers
vietnam war correspondence
malcolm x speeches
Search by individuals or organizations as authors:
(author) savio, mario
(author) united farm workers of america
Search by keywords and limit by date of publication
feminis* or women's liberation
year of publication: 1960 to 1970
Library home > Electronic Resources > Electronic Resources Types A-Z > Archival Collections and Primary Source Databases > Historical Newspapers (ProQuest)
free speech movement (citation and document text)
date range: from 10/1/1964 to 12/31/1964
that name wasn't in use yet! use terms from the time period
protest* or sit-in (citation and document text)
berkeley (citation and document text)
date range: from 10/1/1964 to 12/31/1964
A few selected examples of primary sources on the Internet
American Social History Online
Provides access to 175 digitized library collections related to U.S. social history.
Amistad Digital Resource - Civil Rights Era (scroll down to Archives)
Browse by Time Period
From the web site for the PBS series.
From UC Berkeley's Bancroft Library
Use the Advanced Search for more searching options.
Remember that Google Books search results do not necessarily include the full text of the book; some include no text at all, some include a limited preview (only some pages of the book).
When you use Google Scholar, make sure to update your Scholar Preferences (see below) so you'll be able to use UC e-links to find the UC Berkeley library locations/online availability of the articles.
Step 1: If you haven't already done this, set up your proxy server access by following the directions at http://proxy.lib.berkeley.edu/. When you get to a point where you are accessing resources that the Library pays for, you will be prompted for your CalNet ID and password. For more help see: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/doemoff/tutorials/proxy.html
Step 2: Change your “Scholar Preferences.” Access these by clicking on the small icon in the upper right of the screen.
Step 3: In search box next to "Library Links," type in University of California Berkeley and click on “Find Library”
Step 4: Check all the boxes next to "University of California Berkeley"
Step 5: Click on "Save Preferences" at bottom of page
You already know that you should evaluate anything you find on the Internet. Here are some reminders of what to look for.
Citation management tools help you manage your research, collect and cite sources, organize and store your PDFs, and create bibliographies in a variety of citation styles. Each one has its strengths and weaknesses, but all are easier than doing it by hand!
Tip: After creating a bibliography with a citation management tool, it's always good to double check the formatting; sometimes the software doesn't get it quite right.
Research Advisory Service for Cal Undergraduates
Book a 30-minute appointment with a librarian who will help refine and focus research inquiries, identify useful online and print sources, and develop search strategies for humanities and social sciences topics (examples of research topics).
Schedule, view, edit or cancel your appointment online (CalNetID required)
This service is for Cal undergraduates only. Graduate students and faculty should contact the library liaison to their department or program for specialized reference consultations.
Please take a few minutes to give me some feedback about the library workshop and this course page! Anonymously, of course.
Other ways to get help: in person, by e-mail, using specialized chat services
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