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:
Dance and film article databases
Below are a few article databases that you could use to get started. You can also find more browsing the Library's database collection by subjects such as dance or film studies.
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.
The Media Resources Center (MRC) houses videocassettes, DVDs, compact audio discs, audiocassettes, and online (streamed) audio and video. The MRC is located on the 1st floor (basement) of Moffitt Library but has shorter hours of operation than Moffitt. You can view MRC materials in the MRC viewing rooms, but the materials cannot be checked out.
Select Film/Videos/Slides from the Entire Collection dropdown.
Enter your keyword and search.
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?