This course guide was created during a previous semester, and is no longer being actively maintained. Here is a list of current course guides.
The library website is your gateway to research at UC Berkeley.
Use OskiCat to locate materials on the shelves of the UC Berkeley libraries and also to:
Use Melvyl to locate materials at other campuses in the UC system, or worldwide, and also to
The following Library of Congress Subject Heading links provide good lists to browse primary and secondary sources in the library stacks:
Gottfried, von Strassburg, 13th cent. Tristan
Tristan (Legendary character) -- Romances -- History and criticism.
Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883. Tannhauser|
Select the Sort/Limit results button to hone in on more specific titles.
The databases below are my recommendations for beginning your research, but if you aren't finding enough on your topic there, see also the complete article database listings in the following fields:
Have a citation? Use Citation Linker to go directly to the article.
Need to find a specific journal? Use E-Journal Titles A-Z to find it online or on the shelves at UC Berkeley.
Once you've used an article database to find articles on your topic, you may need to use this button: in order to locate and read the full text of the article.
UC-eLinks will link you to the online full text of an article if UCB has paid for online access; otherwise, UC-eLinks will help you locate a print copy on the shelf in the library. If UCB doesn't own the article in print or online format, UC-eLinks can also help you order a copy from another library.
For more information, watch this video tutorial (about 4 min.)
You can also set up UC-eLinks to work with Google Scholar. For more information, watch this video tutorial (about 2 min.)
To use library databases from off campus you have to set up the proxy server: this changes your browser settings.
Doing good research requires different skills than searching. Searching online encourages ways of thinking that can create false expectations and poor research results. Here are a few tips:
Critically Analyzing Information Sources (Cornell)
Searching for scholarly sources
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.
Go to the research help page to have librarians answer your questions online:
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