ENGLISH 1B: Reading and Composition

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Course Guide for English 1B (FPF), Instructor: Elise Miller

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Proxy Server
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After you install and run the VPN "client" software on your computer, you can log in with a CalNet ID to establish a secure connection with the campus network.

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Printing and Scanning in the Libraries

All libraries on campus are equipped with "bookscan stations," which allow you to:

Scanning to a USB drive is free.  Moffitt Copy Center sells flash drives.

Scanning documents to print is 8 cents a page (color printing: 60 cents a page).picture of open book

In order to send documents to the printer from any of the public computers in the libraries, you must have the following:

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This guide has been archived

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Background Sources - Literature

Background Sources

Examples of reference sources for background information (links are to OskiCat record)

Critical companion to William Shakespeare:  a literary reference to his life and work

Dictionary of Shakespeare

Encyclopedia of the Renaissance

The major Shakespearean tragedies; a critical bibliography

The essential Shakespeare:  an annotated bibliography of major modern studies

Hamlet:  an annotated bibliography of Shakespeare Studies 1604-1998

William Shakespeare's Hamlet:  a sourcebook

 Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War

The encyclopedia of the Vietnam War : a political, social, and military history

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 for Literary Criticism: Articles

Library home > Articles > Article Databases by Subject > Literature > MLA Bibliography

Search strategies for MLA Bibliography:

1.  Search by title of the literary work (duh).  If you need to retrieve more items (unlikely in the case of Hamlet, search by author's name, last name first.

2.  add another search term in a separate row:

     hamlet         (all fields (no full text))
     psychoanaly*   (all fields (no full text))

    language of publication:  english

* = truncation or wildcard, for variant word endings (ex:  child* = child, childs, children, childhood...)

3.  use alternative terms if appropriate:

     hamlet                (all fields (no full text))
     humor*    or     comic*    or     comed*  (all fields (no full text))

or:
      hamlet
                (all fields (no full text))
    gender      or    women       or    femins*  (all fields (no full text))

4.  searching for a phrase (two or more words that have to appear together)

hamlet                (all fields (no full text))
"king lear"           (all fields (no full text))

Sample Searches: History, Psychology

Library home > Articles > General Article Databases > Academic Search Complete

1.  my lai  (select a field - optional)
     veteran*  (select a field - optional)

2.  vietnam war (select a field - optional)
veteran*
  (select a field - optional)
divorce* or marriage* 
(select a field - optional)

Library home > Articles > Article Databases by Subject > History > America:  History and Life

1.  my lai  (select a field - optional)

advanced search

language:  english

2.  vietnam war (select a field - optional)
veteran*
  (select a field - optional)
divorce* or marriage* 
(select a field - optional)

Library home > Articles > Article Databases by Subject > Psychology > Psyc Info

"vietnam war"
veteran* 

"post traumatic stress disorder"

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.

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.

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, 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.

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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.

Getting Help

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

And of course:  e-mail Corliss or email Theresa (Bancroft Library)

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