Los Angeles Times via Proquest UCB ONLY
the full text of the Los Angeles Times from 1881-1986. Search for your propositions and limit to the year of the election. Use this to look up names of people and organizations for and against your propositions and to find newspaper stories from the time.
LexisNexis Academic UCB ONLY
Contains all court cases for California and the United States. If your proposition was the basis of a lawsuit or was overturned by a court decision, you can find the decision (known as a court opinion) in this database. Click on the "Legal" tab, then click on "Federal and State Cases" to start searching for court cases.
San Francisco Chronicle
Unfortunately the SF Chronicle has not yet been digitized past 1922, so you will need to use the microfiche index and the microfilm to find articles for your research. There are 2 microfiche indexes for this newspaper:
Sept 1913- Dec 1949 MICROFICHE 10904
Jan 1950-Aug 22, 1980 MICROFICHE 10503
Below is a YouTube video created by Lynn Jones in the Teaching Library showing how to find and use the microfiche index for the San Francisco Chronicle. The indexes and the microfilm are located in Newspapers/Microforms, which is in the basement of Doe Library (page 5 of this pdf) You can also browse for other CA newspapers in this location.
Online Archive of California A searchable and browsable resource that brings together historical materials from a variety of California institutions, including museums, historical societies, and archives. Contains over 120,000 images; 50,000 pages of documents, letters, and oral histories; and 8,000 guides to collections. Images are organized into thematic and institutional collections, such as historical topics, nature, places, and technology. Use Google to search the Online Archive of California by entering site:oac.cdlib.org as part of your Google search.
Institute of Governmental Studies Library
The Institute of Governmental Studies Library collects local and state government information. The Library houses many primary source documents related to California Propositions.
America: History and Life UCB ONLY
Indexes over 2,000 journals published worldwide on the history of the US and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes all key English-language historical journals; selected historical journals from major countries, state, and local history journals; and a targeted selection of hundreds of journals in the social sciences and humanities. Search can be combined with Historical Abstracts by clicking "Chose Databases" at the top of the search page, then select the database(s) you want to search.
Historical Abstracts UCB ONLY
Indexes over 2,000 journals, as well as historical book reviews and dissertations, published worldwide about all aspects of world history (excluding US and Canada) from 1450 to the present. Search can be combined with America: History and Life by clicking "Chose Databases" at the top of the search page, then select the database(s) you want to search.
JSTOR UCB ONLY
Full-text scholarly articles from key History, Political Science, and legal journals
Project Muse UCB ONLY
250 scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences. Topics include literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics and many others.
Google Scholar UCB ONLY when using UCeLinks
Lists journal articles, books, preprints, and technical reports in many subject areas (though more specialized article databases may cover any given field more completely). Some listings include links to related articles and to other sources that cite the item. Includes content from free resources (such as ArXiv.org and university websites) as well as subscription resources (such as electronic journals from selected publishers). Use the UC-eLinks option, when available, to find the UCB access to a publication. To set up UC eLinks, click on Scholar Preferences, then look at Library Links. If "University of California Berkeley - UC-eLinks" is not there, use the Find Library search box to find UC Berkeley. Click the box for "University of California Berkeley - UC-eLinks" and scroll down to save preferences. Make sure you configured your computer for the proxy server for this to work. UC-eLinks will not be a button but text in the search results.