ENGLISH 190: Suspicious Mind

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Here's a citation for an article...how do you find the whole article?

Gaultney, J. F. (2010). The Prevalence of Sleep Disorders in College Students: Impact on Academic Performance. Journal of American College Health, 59(2), 91-97. 

This citation is for an article published in 2010 in the Journal of American College Health, a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal. There are several ways of determining if the article you're looking for is available at Berkeley:

Option 1: Look up the journal title in OskiCat or Melvyl.

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OskiCat is the online catalog for many of the campus libraries (but not all).  Oski will reveal which books and periodicals we have along with what's in our film and map collections.  It does not contain indivisual periodical articles; to find them, you must use indexes. 

A productive way to begin using Oski is by doing a key word search.  For instance, try this search:

indian* captivit* narrative*

At 2:54 on February 21, 2013, this search produced 645 records.  Using the box that, by default, says Entire Collection, you may sort the results or limit to specific formats or library locations.  You may also sort by date or title.  Let's take a look at a record:

Title Women's Indian captivity narratives / edited with an introduction and notes by Kathryn Zabelle Derounian-Stodola.
Imprint New York : Penguin Books, 1998.
 Permanent link for this record: http://oskicat.berkeley.edu/record=b15166828~S1
Location Call No. Status    
 Moffitt  E85 .W85 1998    AVAILABLE

 Native American Studies  E85 .W85 1998    AVAILABLE 1 WEEK LOAN


Description xxxviii, 356 p. ; 20 cm.
Series Penguin classics

Penguin classics.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Subject Indian captivities -- United States.

Women prisoners in literature.
Added Author Derounian-Stodola, Kathryn Zabelle, 1949-
ISBN 0140436715

From this record, you'll see the full title of the book, its editors, place and year of publication and publisher.  You'll also see that the book is available in two libraries, Moffitt and the Ethnic Studies Library (clicking on Native American Studies links you to Ethnic Studies).  You'll find the call number and see that neither copy is checked out.  Clicking on the Library of Congress Subject Heading Indian captivities--United States will lead you to more items with this particular subject heading.



Indexes and Primary Sources


Modern Language Association International Bibliography (MLAIB) (UCB only) The MLAIB is the largest index of critical scholarship on literature, language, linguistics, film, and folklore, containing well over 2 million citations.  The online version starts with the 1926 annual bibliography, but coverage of JSTOR titles goes back to the first issue published.  Important to remember that, until 1956, the bibliography concentrated on scholarship by those living in the U. S. Coverage expanded in 1956 with the addition of the word “international” to the title of the bibliography.  Also important to know: subject indexing expanded dramatically in 1981; entries before that time usually have only the subject author’s name, national literature and century as descriptors.  Users must consult catalogs to ensure finding monographs or collections of essays.  The MLAIB does not include book reviews unless the review itself constitutes a scholarly article.  See “Searching the MLA International Bibliography” for effective ways to search.

Academic Search Complete (UCB only)   A multidisciplinary index to articles in thousands of journals with full-text for many. Good place to find recent scholarly articles and to begin research on interdisciplinary topics.  Using Choose Databases (located above the search boxes) to add other databases into your search.  Consider adding Film & Television Literature with Full Text, which can be searched on its own or along with other EBSCO databases.  It covers film & television theory, preservation & restoration, screenwriting, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews. 

Readers' Guide (UCB only)  Covers more than 500 leading American magazines and journals published 1890 to 1982. Most useful for articles, interviews, book and film reviews.

FIAF: International Index to Film Periodicals (1972-present) brings together several resources useful to searching film.

Film Index International (1900-present) indexes over 100,000 international feature films and shorts, Hollywood entertainment shorts, documentaries, and television movies from all over the world. Includes references to critical and industry articles on films.  Listing includes articles about the film/film makers.

Gary Handman's bibliographies of film resources including directors and individual films.  Current up to summer 2012.  Really helpful for Hitchcock and other major directors.  


C19 The Nineteenth Century Index  (UCB only)  Includes a variety of resources which can be searched all at once or, perhaps better, searched individually.  Try: Poole's Index to Periodical Literature, a subject index to 479 British and U.S. periodicals published between 1802-1906.  To read magazines published during that time, use American Periodicals Series.

Archive of Americana (UCB only)  Another gateway to a variety of resources which may be searched together or individually.   Includes Congressional and governmental publications, pamplets and publications and Early American Newspapers published 1690-1876.

Making of America (Cornell) and Making of America (Michigan) together contain over 10,000 monographs and thousands of journal articles published in the U.S. in the 19th century.

19th Century U. S. Newspapers  searchable full-text of many U.S. newspapers

Historical Newspapers includes Chicago Defender (1910-1975), Chicago Tribune (1849-1988), Los Angeles Times (1881-1988), San Francisco Chronicle (1865-1922), New York Times (1851-1994) with Index (1851-1993), Wall Street Journal (1889-1994), Washington Post (1877-1995).

Chronicling America: Historical American Newspapers Library of Congress gathering of numerious historical newspapers, 1836-1922.  

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