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Japanese American Internment - Research Guide

Finding Article Databases

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.

UC Berkeley Library homepage "Find + borrow" dropdown menu

 

 

3. Select the appropriate academic disciplines and then look for "Recommended" databases.

Sample Searches - Article 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)

Search Results

  • click on the title to see full record (including abstracts and descriptors)
  • to limit by publication type (peer-reviewed journals, conferences, books, etc.) click on the appropriate tab or link
  • if necessary,look for other limits (latest update, journal articles only, english only) and more advanced searches
  • select records to save to your personalized list; lists may be e-mailed, downloaded, printed

Finding the Article: use Get it at UC

Once you've searched an index to find articles, you may need to use Get it at UC Get it at UC icon 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:

  • When you see either icon, click on it to view your article access options (ex: full text, call number, Interlibrary Loan request, etc.)