GEOG 4: World Peoples and Cultural Environments

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Research Guide for Geography 4, Instructor: Jelly-Schapiro

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Library Prize

The UCB Library sponsors the Library Prize for Undergraduate Research.  Win $1000 (upper division students) or $750 (lower division students) for your research paper!

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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.

Brainstorming Academic Disciplines

Example:

Topic:  Image of African American women in advertising

potentially relevant disciplines:

African American Studies
Gender and Women's Studies
Ethnic Studies
Media Studies
Psychology
Sociology
Business
etc.

 

Examples of Background Sources

Global Price and Income History Group

click on Main Data List


Read at Google Read at Google
Read at Google Read at Google
Read at Google Read at Google

The Oxford companion to food
Author: Davidson, Alan, 1924-
Call #: Bioscience & Natural Resources TX349 .D36 2006 Doe Reference Reference Hall TX349 .D36 2006
Read at Google Read at Google

Read at Google Read at Google
Encyclopedia of junk food and fast food
Author: Smith, Andrew F., 1946-
Call #: Bioscience & Natural Resources Reserves TX370 .S63 2006 Doe Reference Reference Hall TX370 .S63 2006
Read at Google Read at Google

Read at Google Read at Google

Catalogs

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.

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

Sample Searches in OskiCat

1.  a keyword search:

     keywords:  steel

okay, maybe we need to narrow things down a little:  look at items that look promising and note the official subject headings for those items, and try again:

keywords:  steel history

keywords:  steel industry and trade history

2.  another example:  keyword search, using official subject terms

keywords:  guns history

subject:  firearms social aspects
subject:  firearms industry and trade
subject:  firearms history 
subject:  wine and winemaking history

3.   finding primary sources: 

(a)  search by year of publication:

advanced search

subject:  sugar

language:  english

years of publication:  1400  1900

sort the results by date

(b)   search by name as author - either individuals or organizations

author:  carnegie, andrew

author:  california brewers association

also:

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.

SMS and QR image

Finding DVDs and Videos

Media Resources Center lists of media by subject

Media Resources Center lists of movies (feature films) by Subject

How to Cite Media

You can also find non-print media of all types in OskiCat; search by keywords, author, subject, title, etc. and pull down the "Entire Collection" menu to the type of resource you want (maps, films, etc.)

Regional Oral History Office

The Regional Oral History Office is a research program of the University of California, Berkeley, working within The Bancroft Library.  By conducting carefully researched, tape-recorded, and transcribed interviews, ROHO creates archival oral histories intended for the widest possible use.

Look under "Featured Projects" to find collections of oral histories in areas such as Agriculture, Food and Wine, Bioscience and Biotechnology, Western Mining, and Venture Capitalism.

Many of the interview transcripts are online.  If you find a title that isn't online, try Google; some transcripts are available via the Internet Archive.

All audio tapes and interview transcripts are also available in The Bancroft Library; search OskiCat for call numbers.  READ the materials at The Bancroft Library web site about access, conditions of use, registration, etc. BEFORE you go!

 

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

Sample Searches - Article Databases

Search for History Articles

Library home > Articles > Article Databases, Subjects A - Z > H > History > America:  History and Life

covers US & Canada.  Want to search this at the same time as Historical Abstracts?:

From the search screen select Choose Databases

leave America:  History and Life checked; scroll down to select Historical Abstracts

click on OK

1.   rubber  (select a field - optional)
      global*  (select a field - optional)

* = truncation symbol/wildcard:  global* = global, globalization, etc.

2.   wine  (subject terms)
      trade or export*   (select a field optional)

3.    wheat trade
       wheat economic aspects
       wheat industry
       flour industry

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:

UC e-Links image

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

Examples of other Useful Databases

About JSTOR!

Library home > Articles > General Article Databases > JSTOR

Everyone Loves JSTOR:

CAUTIONS:

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.

Please note 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.

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.

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, 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.

How to link from the Refworks record to a pdf on your hard drive

Exporting from OskiCat to Refworks

EndNote: may be purchased from UC Berkeley's Software CentralThe Library's Guide to EndNote.  And more Tips from EndNote.

It's always good to double check the formatting -- sometimes the software doesn't get it quite right.

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Getting Help

Other ways to get help:  in person, by e-mail, using specialized chat services

And of course:  e-mail Corliss!

Research Advisory Service

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.

Answers to Your Questions!

Thanks for writing down your questions for me during lecture.  Here are the answers; if you don't see your question, e-mail me!

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