Use the REQUEST button in OskiCat to borrow material at the NRLF. To receive electronic or paper copies of book chapters or journal articles, submit an online request via the "Request an article from NRLF (photocopy or web delivery)" link that appears in eligible titles in OskiCat.
Log in to Request with your Calnet ID and fill out the screens. Choose the volume you want, for periodicals:
The following databases are recommended for finding scholarly journal articles across a variety of general topics. There are hundreds of other article databases on different topics available on the library website, and you can browse them by different subjects.
Academic Search Complete A multidisciplinary index to articles in more than 10,900 journals and other publications in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian and Portuguese; full-text is available for over 5300 journals.
JSTOR Easy to use, full text, multi-disciplinary scholarly article database. Note: the most recent 3-5 years of the journals are usually not available through JSTOR.
LexisNexis Academic Includes over 6,000 individual titles of international, national and local newspapers and wire services; radio and television transcripts; and business, medical, industry, and legislative magazines, journals, and newsletters. Wide geographic coverage and translations from foreign-language sources, as well as news services like the Associated Press, Agence France Press, El Pais and Xinhua (New China) News Agency.
Web of Science Indexes over 8,000 of the leading journals in the arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences, providing searching of footnoted citations. Includes the Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Science Citation Index, and Social Sciences Citation Index.
News articles (including reviews)
Alt-Press Watch Alternative, radical, and independent magazines, newspapers, and journals in North America.
Alternative Press Index Includes more than 450 alternative, radical, and left magazines, newsletters, and journals in North America.
LexisNexis Academic Includes over 6,000 individual titles of international, national and local newspapers, radio and television transcripts, and more.
ProQuest Newspapers Includes New York Times (Historical with Index, 1851-2008, 1980-current), Los Angeles Times (Historical, 1881-1988, 1985-current)and the Wall Street Journal (Historical, 1889-1994, 1984-current).
Where's the PDF?
Once you've used an article database to find articles on your topic, you may need to use this 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.
Citing Your Sources. A brief online guide to the main citation styles and a brief discussion on what constitutes plagiarism.
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).
What kinds of sources do you need? If you need scholarly articles, search article databases on the library website. If you need movie times, search Google!
Is there an advanced search page?
Can you limit to peer-reviewed articles?
Can you limit by the year published?
Can you use any subject terms to get more relevant results?
Research Advisory Service for Cal Undergraduates You can book a 30-minute appointment with a librarian who will help refine and focus your research, identify useful online and print sources, and develop search strategies for humanities and social sciences topics.