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These are just a few examples of reference sources available in the UCB Libraries. Click on the title to see the OskiCat record for each title and note the library location and call number of the item. Many reference sources must be used in the library.
*Mark Twain's Letters (Paine) (selections only but try the index)
* = on reserve at Moffitt; bring the call number and ask for it at the Moffitt Circulation desk
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.
The Mark Twain Project is of course a good source of basic information, and the Mark Twain Project Online site has more information including brief biographies of many of the people whose names appear in Twain's letters and writings.
The Mark Twain Museum provides a chronology of Twain's life that may be useful.
These are just a few examples of Library databases that can provide useful background information for your topic. To see a more complete list, start with the Library home page > Electronic Resources > Electronic Resources, Types A-Z
Primary sources can be found in a variety of library tools:
Learn more about your topic in advance:
There are MANY ways to find primary source material by or directly relating to Mark Twain.
Mark Twain Project Online allows searchable online access to Letters written to and from Mark Twain from 1853-1880.
Also online: annotated texts of the Autobiography (volume 1), Adventures of Huckleberry Fin, and Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer Among the Indians
with a handy User's Guide!
Search OskiCat for author: twain, mark for published writings, published correspondence, etc.
To find published selections of his correspondence, search:
mark twain correspondence selections
or, mark twain letters and pull down the "Entire Collection" menu to "Main (Gardner) Stacks"
The list includes published selections: Love Letters, Letters in the Muscatine Journal, Letters to his publishers, etc.
For all those miscellaneous little pieces, try The Complete Essays of Mark Twain (though sometimes you can find them by searching Oskicat too)
Search online. Many of Mark Twain's works are freely available online:
Internet Archive (advanced search: search by creator)
Project Gutenberg (go to the Online Catalog)
To find Twain's writings in the newspapers/journals in which they were originally published, search OskiCat for the title of the journal/newspaper (NOT the essay), for example:
title: north american review (and pull down the "Entire Collection" menu to "journals/magazines/newspapers")
Don't feel shy about asking for help!
These are just a sampling of the Library databases available for primary sources. For a more extensive list of American primary source databases go here
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:
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!
Zotero: A free plug-in that works exclusively with the Firefox browser: keeps copies of what you find on the web, permits tagging, notation, full text searching of your library of resources, works with Word, and has a free web backup service.
RefWorks - free for UC Berkeley users. It allows you to create your own database by importing references and using them for footnotes and bibliographies. Use the RefWorks New User Form to sign up. Refworks Help is pretty good.
It's always good to double check the formatting -- sometimes the software doesn't get it quite right.
The Mark Twain Project Online generates citations for you!
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
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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