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Search an article database to find citations (title, author, title of journal, date, page numbers) for articles on a particular topic. The Library gives you access to over 200 article databases covering different disciplines.
1. Think about which academic disciplines might write about your topic. Examples: literature, film, anthropology, history...
2. From the Library home page, click on "Find + borrow", select "Collections" from the dropdown menu, and choose the "Use Berkeley's electronic databases" box.
3. Select the appropriate academic disciplines and then look for "Recommended" databases.
From the list of library databases, pull down "all subjects" menu to History > America: History and Life)
Sample searches in America: History and Life (article database - secondary sources):
japanese (select a field - optional)
internment (selecct a field - optional)
student* (select a field - optional)
historical period: 1940 to 1945
click on title of an item to see long version of record including abstract
dorothea lange (select a field - optional)
ansel adams (select a field - optional)
internment (select a field - optional)
Once you've searched an index to find articles, you may need to use Get it at UC to link to a PDF or html file if the full text is not immediately available. Each database is a bit different, but a good rule of thumb is: