Click on the image below to see a larger interactive version of the campus library map.
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.
The UCB Library sponsors the Library Prize for Undergraduate Research. Win $1000 (upper division students) or $750 (lower division students) for your research paper!
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.
These are just examples of reference sources you may find useful. Click on the links to view the OskiCat record for the item; note the library location and call number of the item. Many reference sources must be used in the library.
Items listed as being in the "Doe Reference Hall" are on the 2nd floor of Doe Library, in the same hall as the reference desk.
Items listed as being in "Doe Reference" are on the 2nd floor of Doe Library, in the North Reading Room.
Prelinger Archives on the Internet Archive: view the films! Use the Tag Cloud or Browse by Subject/Keywords
Search box near the top of the screen allows you to limit your search to the Prelinger Archives or search all Moving Images available via the Internet Archive
The default "any field" search includes comments field, shotlist, etc.
Truncation/wildcard symbol is * (child* = child, childs, children, childish, childhood...)
If you need two or more words to appear together (a phrase) use quotes
Boolean operators (AND, OR, AND NOT) must be in caps
Advanced search allows a bewildering array of possibilities, including limiting by date and "boosting" a term (increasing the relevance of a search term)
Media Resources Center lists of media: Commercials and Advertisements
Non Fiction Film and Television - including ephemera, propaganda, political debates and ads, etc.
Time Magazine archive, 1923-present.
For a more extensive list of American primary source databases go here
UCB Media Resources Center guide to citing media (MLA Style).
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.
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!
It's always good to double check the formatting -- sometimes the software doesn't get it quite right.
Other ways to get help: in person, by e-mail, using specialized chat services
Please take a few minutes to give me some feedback about the library workshop and this course page! Anonymously, of course.
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.
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