Communication Abstracts Indexes 160 sources, with over 44,000 records reflecting articles, reports, papers and books covering communication literature in subjects
such as mass media, journalism, advertising, marketing, public opinion, interpersonal communication and organizational communication.
Film and Television Literature Index with Full Text Indexes 150 scholarly and popular periodicals from 30 countries cover-to-cover and 300 other periodicals selectively for reviews and articles on the topic film and television. Search by keyword, production title and more or browse by some 2000 subject headings.
PAIS International Indexes books, journals, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference reports, and web sources related to public policy, politics, economics, and social issues worldwide. Includes publications from over 120 countries. Some of the indexed materials are published in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish. The Archive covers English-language material only.
Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives Documents the key events, trends, and movements in 1960s America. Includes 70,000 pages of letters, diaries, and oral histories; more than 30,000 pages of posters, broadsides, pamphlets, advertisements, and rare audio and video materials. Enhanced by dozens of scholarly document projects, featuring annotated primary-source content that is analyzed and contextualized through interpretive essays by historians.
ProQuest Congressional One stop shopping for U.S. congressional publications. Provides index and abstracts of congressional publications back to 1789, including full text of published Congressional Hearings from 1824-present (unpublished
until 1979), full text Committee Prints from 1830-present, full text Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports from 1916-present, full
text United States Congressional Serial Set (and its various former titles) from 1789-present, and legislative histories from 1970-present.
ProQuest Legislative Insight Provides access to more than 18,000 professionally researched legislative histories of US Law. Histories include the Public Law
itself, all versions of related bills, law-specific Congressional Record
excerpts, committee hearings, reports and prints, Presidential signing statements, and CRS reports. 1929-present
A more extensive list of online newspaper resources are available from the Library's Electronic Resources Finder. Some of these are only aggregated collections of links to U.S. and international newspapers, not all of them contain searchable, full-text articles.
Chronicling America This site allows users to search and view newspaper pages from 1880-1922 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. To date, over 200,000 pages of California newspapers have been digitized.
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 the 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:
What is this? It's an article called "Tyranny of the Majority" from the San Francisco Bay Guardian (San Francisco's free alternative weekly paper), from 2008. Usually, you won't find newspaper articles in OskiCat, because OskiCat only contains information about entire runs of magazines and newspapers (not about the specific articles published in those sources). But the IGS library maintains a collection of clippings from local newspapers, and they index each clipping individually and put that information into OskiCat.
How do you find the full article? You can do it two ways:
Go to the IGS library and ask to look at the clipping of the article (its call number is fA0257, v. 43, no. 9).
Google "san francisco bay guardian archives" and find the article online in the list of back issues (their archive is free on the web back to 2006).
You can also search OskiCat again with the title of the newspaper or magazine that the article appeared in, to see if we have a subscription. Or, just ask a librarian!