ANTHRO R5B: China and the American World

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About this Guide

A guide to library resources for E Chua's China and the American World.

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This course guide was created during a previous semester, and is no longer being actively maintained. Here is a list of current course guides.

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UCB Libraries

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Library catalog history

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Searching Library Catalogs

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Oskicat Tips

Starting points

The Anthropology Library compiles a list of good reference sources (encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks...) on a variety of topics in anthropology and ethnography.
Encyclopedia of China : the essential reference to China, its history and culture
Author: Perkins, Dorothy.
Call #: Doe Reference Reference Hall DS705 .P47 2000 Moffitt Reference DS705 .P47 2000
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Brill's encyclopedia of China
Call #: Doe Reference Reference Hall DS755 .B86 2009
Read at Google Read at Google

Read at Google Read at Google

Scholarly Articles

The following databases are recommended for finding scholarly journal articles related to anthropological topics in contemporary China and includes general academic article databases for interdisciplinary research.

News Articles

Where's the PDF?

Once you've used an article database to find articles on your topic, you may need to use this button:uc-eLinks 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.)

Proxy server

To use library databases from off campus you have to set up the proxy server: this changes your browser settings.

Other article finding tools

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 search Oskicat by the journal title (e.g., Journal of Roman Archaeology) to see if it's on the library shelves.

Research process

What's it look like?

Be Critical

Critically Analyzing Information Sources (Cornell)

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:

Searching for scholarly sources

Cite your sources

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