ENGLISH R1B: Labyrinths of language

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  • Cody Hennesy
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  • Office Hours: By appointment
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About this Guide

A guide to library resources for S Moore's Labyrinths of Language section of English R1B

Starting off

Which of the following is the best place to start your research?

  • JSTOR
  • Oskicat
  • Google

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UCB Libraries

The library website is your gateway to research at UC Berkeley.

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Library catalog history

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Photo of card catalog from OSU Archives on Flickr.

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Photo of card catalog index card by dfulmer on Flickr.

Searching Library Catalogs

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Use OskiCat to locate materials on the shelves of the UC Berkeley libraries and also to:

 

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Use Melvyl to locate materials at other campuses in the UC system, or worldwide, and also to

 

Oskicat Tips

Literary Databases

The following databases are recommended for finding scholarly journal articles related to literature. There are hundreds of other article databases on different topics available on the library website, and you can browse them by different subjects

Proxy server

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

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.)

Research process

What does it look like?

Be Critical

The research process is part of the composition process. Don't be afraid to let your personal taste and inclinations guide the direction of your research. It's also important, however, to Critically Analyze Information Sources (Cornell). 

Cite your sources

Chat and email reference

Go to the research help page to have librarians answer your questions online:

A few questions to finish

Fill out this quick survey to finish up the class. thanks!

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