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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.
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.
1. japanese internment
click on the title of a relevant item; look for official subject headings, try them out:
subject begins with: japanese americans evacuation and relocation
2. another example: shopgirl*
* = truncation/wildcard symbol (child* = child, childs, children, childish, childhood...)
click on a relevant item, try again:
clerks retail trade
clerks retail trade history
searches on more specific sub-topics:
seneca falls convention
blacklisting of entertainers
3. author: stanton, elizabeth cady
national american woman suffrage association
works progress administration
What you need to know to find an item in the library:
Try out these OskiCat features:
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
Library home > Articles > Article Databases by Subject > H > History > America: History and Life
To search, start with a word or phrase (two or more words together)
Narrowing: think about places, people or groups, time periods, aspects or events that might help you narrow your topic
1. woman's suffrage
2. add another term in the search box below: california
3. for time period, click on search options and add in "historical period from" 1877-1930
4. modify search instead of "california" try temperance
5. modify search instead of temperance try periodicals or newspapers or journalists
6. if that search seems too broad, change "select a field" to "subject" next to your search terms
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.
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.
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.
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