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Sociology of Development and Globalization: Intro

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Catalogs and Search Engines

Start Your Search. Books, ebooks, journal articles, JSTOR, and other content rolled into one integrated library platform.  Does not include content from many business databases, numeric data, and content from Proquest.

Oskicat. UC Berkeley libraries catalog. Includes records for most UCB library materials, including books, e-books, journal and e-journal titles, films and videos, maps, archival materials, and much more. 

ProQuest Social Sciences.  Wide range of scholarly sources in the social sciences from Proquest. This is an excellent starting database for interdisciplinary research.​

Eldis. Online information service providing free access to relevant, up-to-date and diverse research on international development issues from thousands of publishers.

Google Scholar. Functions as both a key word database for articles and books. It automatically connects to select licensed content held by the UC libraries.

Melvyl. Catalog for all UC Campus libraries, including selected libraries on campus not in Oskicat, e.g. the Boalt Law Library.

Citation Management

Citation or reference management tools help you manage your research, collect and cite sources, and create bibliographies in a variety of citation styles.  Each one has its strengths and weaknesses.

  1. Zotero: A free plug-in that works exclusively with the Firefox browser: keeps copies of what you find on the web, permits tagging, notation, full text searching of your library of resources, works with Word, and has a free web backup service.
  2. RefWorks - free for UC Berkeley users: creation of an account is required. Refworks allows you to create your own database by importing references and using them for footnotes and bibliographies. Please read the detailed instructions for creating a new account or migrating your citations from the legacy version to the new one.
  3. EndNote: Reference management software that allows users to store references and related materials in a searchable personal library.  Please see the link for information about pricing and setting up a trial, and detailed instructions for using the software.

Detailed information about all of these tools can be found on the library guide to managing citations

Ebooks

Project Muse. Digitized journals and books in the humanities and social sciences. Topics include history, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics and many others. 

Cambridge Core Ebooks.Selection of current e-books from Cambridge University Press

Proquest Ebook Central. Our largest e-book collection, with titles on a wide range of subjects. Find them in OskiCat (keyword ebrary) or search the ebrary website directly.

JSTOR.  Full-text access to scholarly journals and now books from a wide range of disciplines. Current issues from journals (the most recent 3-5 years) are generally not available in JSTOR. 

Google Books. Search the text of books, view previews in copyright, and read full text of out-of-copyright books. To find a copyrighted book, use the "find in a Library" link to locate the book at UC Berkeley.

World Bank e-Library. Full-text World Bank publications from mid 1990's to present. Topics covered include: economics and finance, public policy, education, international development, technology, poverty, gender, and more.

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