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History 7B - CA Propositions Research Guide

Proxy Server

Configure your browser for the library proxy server service to access most UCB Library databases from off campus. Databases requiring the proxy server are marked as UCB ONLY on this guide.

Catalogs and E-Books

Melvyl
The catalog of the UC System. You can limit to searching for books at UCB only. Also try the Next Generation Melvyl.

Pathfinder
Catalog of UCB. Does not include all libraries (ie Law).

Find eBooks @ UC Berkeley
This page contains links to the various e-book databases available from the Library, including ebrary, Oxford Scholarship Online, and others.

Primary Source Information

California Ballot Measures Database (1911-Present)
Courtesy UC Hastings Law Library, this database contains the text of the voter guides given to the public at the time of the election. The ballot pamphlet (known today as the "voter guide") contains the official arguments for and against each proposition, as well as names or people and organizations for and against. Also contains the pdf images of the ballot pamphlets.

Los Angeles Times via Proquest UCB ONLY
Contains 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.

Journal Articles

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.

Humanities and Social Sciences Index Retrospective:1907-1984 UCB Only
Citations to more than 1.3 million articles in over 1,200 periodicals in scholarly journals published throughout the 20th century in North America and Europe.

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.

Other Libraries

Institute of Governmental Studies Library: http://igs.berkeley.edu/library/

Law Library: http://www.law.berkeley.edu/library.htm

Library Research Guides 

Political Science: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/doemoff/poli/

California Government: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/doemoff/govinfo/state/gov_ca.html

More Help

Library Research Help (includes chat box for 24/7 help): http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/Help/research_help.html

Doe/Moffitt Government Information IM Reference:
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/doemoff/govinfo/gov_online.html

Doe Research Advisory Service (set up a half hour appointment with a librarian): http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/doemoff/ras.html

Doe/Moffitt Government Information Email Reference:
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/doemoff/govinfo/gov_email.html

 

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Menu: By Subject
About the Political Science collection (link) Library guides for Political Science (link) Research tools for Political Science (link) Find Information (link) About the Libraries (link) Help (link) Services (link) Library Catalogs (link) Home (link)

Library Liaison

Jesse Silva
218 Doe Library
(510) 642-7270
jsilva@
library.berkeley.edu

Jason M. Schultz
218 Doe Library
(510) 643-6722
jschultz@
library.berkeley.edu

Political Science 146 Research Guide

Catalogs and E-Books

Melvyl
The catalog of the UC System. You can limit to searching for books at UCB only. Below are some suggested subject headings (feel free to experiment with other countries):

  • Political Parties—Kenya
  • Elections—Kenya
  • Tanzania—Politics & Government
  • Tanzania—History—1964

Also try the Next Generation Melvyl.

Find eBooks @ UC Berkeley
This page contains links to the various e-book databases available from the Library, including ebrary, Oxford Scholarship Online, and others.

Reference Books (all in Doe Reference)

Africa South of the Sahara
Doe Ref  DT351.A1.A35

African Historical Dictionaries (Scarecrow Press series) by country
Doe Ref Various DT call numbers

Africa Bibliography
Doe Ref DT 3 .A362

Country Information

Background Notes
From the US Department of State. Provides current information on all independant countries. Find current population, form of government, history, a map of the country, and other information.

Bureau of African Affairs
From the US Department of State. Provides information on U.S. involvement in African issues. Includes links to human rights reports by country, and country reports from the Advancing Freedom and Democracy Report 2008.

World Factbook
From the CIA. Provides fundamental and factual reference material on a country or issue including current economic statistics and indicators by country including population, GDP, external debt and birth and death rates. Includes maps.

Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Country Reports and Profiles UCB ONLY
Indexes studies that provide analysis and forecasts of the political, economic, and business environments in more than 180 countries. Annual profiles are updated by quarterly reports.

Journal Articles

Africa-Wide NiPAD UCB ONLY
A comprehensive database covering journals, magazines, newspapers, broadcasts, books and more on all aspects of Africa including politics, history, economics, literature, music and natural sciences. Combines the databases previously known as African Studies and South African Studies.

allafrica.com UCB ONLY
Includes articles from 120 news sources, coverage 1996-present (ex: elections, September, parliament) for Angola from the last 6 months. Enter this site while connected to the Proxy Serverto access the more comprehensive version.

PAIS/PAIS Archives UCB ONLY
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. Search can be combined with Worldwide Political Science Abstracts.

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts UCB ONLY
Indexes books, journals, and dissertations within the field of political science and related to international relations, law and politics, political economy, public administration, and public policy. Search can be combined with PAIS/PAIS Archive.

Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) UCB ONLY
Indexes journals, books, policy briefs, working papers, and conference proceedings from research institutes worldwide related to international affairs analysis and advocacy materials. Also includes links to international affairs Internet sources.

JSTOR UCB ONLY
Full-text scholarly articles from key African Studies, History, Political Science journals

Statistics and Data

World Development Indicators UCB ONLY
Provides time series development indicators data (1960-present) for 207 countries. Includes tables for population, labor and employment, education, health, energy, urbanization, national accounts, purchasing power, trade, government finance, monetary, balance of payments, external debt, investment risk, taxes, prices and exchange rates, transport and communication, and information and technology.

Other Sites

Africa South of the Sahara:
http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/ssrg/africa/guide.html

Sub-Saharan Africa Government Information & Search Engine:
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/doemoff/govinfo/foreign/gov_africa.html

Library Research Guides 

African Studies: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/doemoff/africana/

Political Science: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/doemoff/poli/

Statistics: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/doemoff/socstat/

 

Copyright © 2008
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
Document maintained on server: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/
Last updated 03/15/2009 . Server manager: contact
   
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