ETH STD 41AC: A Comparative Study of Protest Movements Since the Sixties

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Library research guide for Ethnic Studies 41AC, Instructor: Munoz

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Background Sources

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 1960s Cultural Revolution (2000)

The 1960s:  an annotated bibliography of social and political movements in the United States (1992)

Civil Rights in the United States (2000)

The Encyclopedia of Civil Rights in America (1998)

The Civil Rights Movement (1998)

Historical Dictionary of the Civil Rights Movement (1997)

Encyclopedia of the Mexican American civil rights movement (2000)

Encyclopedia of American Indian civil rights (1997)

Historical dictionary of Native American movements (2008)

Encyclopedia of African American civil rights... (1992)

 

Catalogs

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MELVYL = all UC campus libraries, including all UC Berkeley libraries

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Call numbers are on the spine of the book; learn how to read them so you can find what you need on the shelves.

Searching OskiCat

Search OskiCat for both primary and secondary sources.  Examples:

free speech movement*
black panther*
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
mario savio
cesar chavez
eldridge cleaver
gloria steinem
angela davis
american indian movement

* = truncation symbol/wildcard for variant word endings
ex:  immigra* = immigrant, immigrants, immigrating, immigration...

Try out these OskiCat features:

SMS and QR Codes in OskiCat

You can now text yourself a call number or use a QR code reader to find the location of an item in the UCB Library. Just click on a title in your OskiCat search results, and both options will be displayed on the right.

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Finding Videos and DVDs

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

Article Databases

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

Searching Article Databases

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

malinche   (keyword)
feminis*  (keyword)

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)


Search Results

UC-eLinks - Find Article Text/Location

Once you've searched a database to find articles, you may need to use UC-eLinks orange logo 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:

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For more information, here's a tutorial on using UC-eLinks.

Primary Sources

Primary sources can be found in a variety of library tools:

For specific search strategies, see the Library's Guide to Finding Historical Primary Sources

Learn more about your topic in advance:

Use the bibliographies of secondary sources and reference sources to find citations to specific primary sources; search OskiCat to locate them on campus, or ask for assistance at the Library.

Searching OskiCat for Primary Sources

Examples of techniques for finding primary sources:

Search OskiCat for primary sources using keywords and adding terms that denote primary sources, such as:

-correspondence
-sources
-diaries
-personal narratives
-interviews
-speeches
-documents
-archives
-newspapers

Examples:

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  

 

Primary Source Databases

Searching Article Databases for Primary Sources

Mainstream Historical Newspapers

Library home > Electronic Resources > Electronic Resources Types A-Z > Archival Collections and Primary Source Databases > Historical Newspapers (ProQuest)

advanced (tab)

free speech movement (citation and document text)

date range:  from 10/1/1964 to 12/31/1964

hm, let's keep all those terms together:

"free speech movement" (citation and document text)

date range:  from 10/1/1964 to 12/31/1964

that name wasn't in common 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  

another possibility:

politic* (citation and document text)
berkeley (citation and document text)
student* (citation and document text)

date range:  from 10/1/1964 to 12/31/1964  

Alternative Press

The Sixties:  Primary Sources and Personal Narratives 1960-1974 

Browse > Browse Historical Events

or, click on Underground Press for specific newspapers

Library home > News Article Databases > Alt Press Watch (1970 - onwards)

 

 

Primary Sources on the Internet

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) 

Civil Rights Digital Library

Discovering American Women's History Online

Browse by Time Period

Eyes on the Prize:  Primary Sources

From the web site for the PBS series.

Free Speech Movement Digital Archive

Disability Rights and Independent Living Movement

both from UC Berkeley's Bancroft Library

 

Why Can't I Just Use Google?

If you want to use Google for research, use Google Books or Google Scholar.

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

And When You Find It...Evaluate It!

You already know that you should evaluate anything you find on the Internet.  Here are some reminders of what to look for.

Citing Your Sources

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

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!

  1. Zotero: A free plug-in for 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. Zotero is also available as a stand-alone application that syncs with Chrome and Safari, or as a bookmarklet for mobile browsers.
  2. RefWorks - web-based and free for UC Berkeley users. It allows you to create your own database by importing references and using them for footnotes and bibliographies, then works with Word to help you format references and a bibliography for your paper. Use the RefWorks New User Form to sign up.
  3. EndNote: Desktop software for managing your references and formatting bibliographies. You can purchase EndNote from the Cal Student Store

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.

How to Avoid Plagiarism

In order to avoid plagiarism, you must give credit when

Recommendations

 

This content is part of the Understanding Plagiarism tutorial created by the Indiana University School of Education.

Zotero Tips

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? 

An in-depth discussion of the relative virtues of Endnote and Zotero,

 

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