ENGLISH 190: Hitchcock

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Research Guide for English 190, Instructor: Bader

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Background Sources

Research Guide for Film Studies

Media Resources Center bibliography of materials on Alfred Hitchcock

(not a reference source, but a journal devoted entirely to Hitchcock!)  Hitchcock annual

and just for fun, info about the Alfred Hitchcock papers (only a small selection online, sorry)

Doe Refe = 2nd floor Doe Library      floorplan
     items listed as  "Reference Hall" are in the same room as the Doe Reference desk

The A-Z of Hitchcock
Author: Maxford, Howard.
Call #: Media Resources Center PN1998.3.H58 M35 2002
Read at Google Read at Google

The encyclopedia of Alfred Hitchcock
Author: Leitch, Thomas M.
Call #: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.H58 L45 2002
Read at Google Read at Google

Alfred Hitchcock : a filmography and bibliography
Author: Sloan, Jane, 1946-
Call #: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.H58 S57 1995 NRLF (UC Press) Pacific Film Archive PN1998.3.H58 S57 1995
Read at Google Read at Google

Alfred Hitchcock : a guide to references and resources /
Author: Sloan, Jane, 1946-
Call #: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.H58 A12.S57 1993 Moffitt PN1998.3.H58 A12.S57 1993 c.11Pacific Film Archive PN1998.3.H58 S57 1993
Read at Google Read at Google

Catalogs

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OskiCat = most UC Berkeley libraries

MELVYL = all UC campus libraries, including all UC Berkeley libraries

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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 - OskiCat

1.  finding film criticism:

     keywords: alfred hitchcock criticism

modify search

language:  english

search by official subject terms to narrow your results:

subject:  hitchcock, alfred criticism

2.  keyword search with truncation:  psychoanal* film

* = truncation/wildcards (child* = child, childs, childhood, childish, children...)
(note:  you can't truncate words of fewer than 5 characters--like the word film(!))

3.  Search individual films by title in OskiCat, or by director as "author" and pull down the "entire collection" menu to Film/Videos...OR use the Media Resources Center Movies database.

4  Search individual journal titles (NOT the articles) by title and pull down the "entire collection" menu to Journals/Magazines/Newspapers:

title:  hitchcock annual  (journals/magazines/newspapers)

other features:

    modify your searches or use advanced keyword searches to limit to English, to specific years of publication, to a library location, by format (videos, maps, etc.)
    save items to a list and e-mail the list to yourself
    make sure you know the library location, call number and availability (checked out or not?) of the item(s) you want
    11 million items and 29 libraries not enough? Try MELVYL, catalog for 10 UC campuses!

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.

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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

Sample Searches in Film and Television Literature Index

Library home > Articles > Find Articles > Article Databases by Subject > F > Film > Film and Television Literature Index

hitchcock, alfred (select a field - optional)
blonde*  (select a field - optional)

broaden your terms when necessary; use alternative terms (OR)

hitchcock, alfred (select a field - optional)
women or gender*  (select a field - optional)

another example:

hitchcock, alfred (select a field - optional)
doppelganger* or doubl*  (select a field - optional)

narrow using subject terms:

hitchcock, alfred (select a field - optional)
music*  (select a field - optional)

hitchcock, alfred (select a field - optional)
music  (subject terms)

Sample Searches in MLA Bibliography (literature, film, language, folklore and film)

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

hitchcock, alfred  (anywhere)
"peeping tom"  or  voyeur* (anywhere)

on the right, limit your search by various factors, such as:

language:  english

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:

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

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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