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Prof. Felicia Viator

HIST 101 Guide

Information useful to all students doing research for a thesis can be found in the HIST 101: What You Need To Know guide. It includes information about:

This guide is intended to provide resources and search strategies specific to your section of History 101. For the best results, you should use both of these guides.

Primary Source Digital Collections

This is a small sampling of digital collections available from the Library. For a complete list, go to Archival Collections and Primary Source Databases. See also: UCB's Government Info page for more details on finding local, county and state records.

 

Secondary Source Databases

Catalog Searches

Subject search

Mexican Americans -- Texas -- Public opinion -- History -- 19th century.
Mexican American soldiers -- Texas
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, Mexican American
United States -- Foreign relations -- Mexico -- Sources.
Hunters' Point Naval Shipyard
Hunters Point (San Francisco, Calif.)
Wyckoff, Florence, 1905-1983 -- Archives
San Francisco Giants (Baseball team)
New York Giants (Baseball team)
San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (Calif.)
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Japanese American.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japanese Americans.
Japanese American soldiers -- History -- 20th century.
Richmond (Calif.)
Oakland (Calif.)
Water -- Distribution


Series search

Historical guides to the world's periodicals and newspapers

California & Historic Newspapers

Please Note: A librarian at Bowling Green University has compiled a guide that, according to her, lists all publicly accessible digitized historical newspapers. This is new, so I haven't had a chance to explore it, but it looks like it might be very useful for some of you.

In News/Micro you will find microfilm of many California newspapers. Few of them are indexed so you should prepare before your visit a list of dates of issues that you want to look at.

The San Francisco Chronicle is available full text online only up to 1922. Indexes for other years are available in News/Micro:
 
1913-1949 San Francisco Newspapers Index (Also see Microfiche 10904 Guide) MICROFICHE 10904 NEWS/MICRO
1950-1980 San Francisco Newspapers Index MICROFICHE 10503 NEWS/MICRO
July 1970-Sept 1975 California News Index AJ3.C16 NEWS/MICRO
1976- present San Francisco Chronicle Index AJ21. S25. N4 NEWS/MICRO

To find other newspapers, search for them by title in OskiCat. See: Searching newspaper titles in OskiCat:  The Movie!  (40 seconds)

Institute of Governmental Studies Library

When you search OskiCat or Melvyl for books and reports on public policy issues, you may find that many of your search results are located in thCalifornia state seale Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS) Library in Moses Hall. The IGS library is a specialized library that focuses on California's governmental history and public policy, collecting materials like reports (governmental and non-governmental), campaign literature, local newspaper clippings, and more. Many of their items that you find in OskiCat are located on the web; click the title in your search results to see the link to the online version.

The IGS Library's website is a great source for information on recent and past California ballot measures and public policy issues, but sometimes the OskiCat information about IGS materials can be confusing. Here's an example:

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Additional Sources

Center for Research Libraries Topic Guide: Water Resources http://www.crl.edu/collections/topics/water-resources

Florence Richardson Wyckoff (1905-1997), Fifty Years of Grassroots Social Activism
http://library.ucsc.edu/reg-hist/wyckoff

California Ballot Measures
http://library.uchastings.edu/research/ballots/index.php

California Ballot Measures
http://www.law.berkeley.edu/library/dynamic/guide.php?id=29

Finding Local Information
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/ENVI/research_local.html

Regional Oral History Office
http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/ROHO/

Chicano Studies Collection at the Ethnic Studies Library 
http://eslibrary.berkeley.edu/chicano-studies-collection

Center for Research Libraries Topic Guide: Water Resources http://www.crl.edu/collections/topics/water-resources
Florence Richardson Wyckoff (1905-1997), Fifty Years of Grassroots Social Activism
http://library.ucsc.edu/reg-hist/wyckoff
California Ballot Measures
http://library.uchastings.edu/research/ballots/index.php
California Ballot Measures
http://www.law.berkeley.edu/library/dynamic/guide.php?id=29
Finding Local Information
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/ENVI/research_local.html
Regional Oral History Office
http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/ROHO/
Chicano Studies Collection at the Ethnic Studies Library
http://eslibrary.berkeley.edu/chicano-studies-collection

 

 

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