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ENGLISH 200: More

Resources for Research

Biographical Information

American National Biography (UCB only)

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (UCB only)

Who's Who (UCB only)

Biography Reference Bank (UCB only)

Literature Resource Center (UCB only)

In addition, do a subject begins with browse in OskiCat under the author's name.


WATCH The largest database of copyright holders in the world is run by the University of Reading and the Harry Ransom Center.  Also includes links to U.S. and U.K. copyright laws and to finding copyright holders. 

U.S. Copyright Office  Includes basics of copyright law and other information including the Copyright Catalog, which contains copyright registrations and renewals back to 1978.

FOB: Firms out of Business    Like WATCH, FOB is run jointly by the Harry Ransom Center and University of Reading Library.  FOB records information about printing and publishing firms, magazines, literary agencies and similar organisations which are no longer in existence. Where possible the entries in FOB identify successor organisations which might own any surviving rights.

Subject Directories and Gateway Pages: Places to Start

Web pages with lots of links organized around a topic. They allow you to benefit from the experience, expertise, and search achievements of others.  Please let me know of others that should be on this list.

Intute: Arts & Humanities Useful links to other web resources.  Getting better all the time.

The Labyrinth: Resources for Medieval Studies The best web resources for medievalists; it's the product of an international collaborative project.

Victorian Web Woven by George Landow at Brown, this is an example of what an intelligently done web site can be. Useful for many aspects of Victorian life.

ipl2: Information You Can Trust Internet sites selected for the quality of their content by students, librarians and library science faculty.

Infomine: Scholarly Internet Resource Collections Thousands of web sites for academic research.


Citation managers

Reference managers (also called citation managers or bibliographic management software) offer a way to save, organize and manage references. Many work with word processing software to format in-text citations and bibliographies for papers and theses, allow you to share references, and enable you to attach or link PDFs to a citation record.

Wikipedia comparison of reference management software


  • Free to UC Berkeley users
  • Web-based: use at any computer with internet access
  • Format bibliographies in Word
  • Import citations from RSS feeds
  • Use UC-eLinks to find the full text of articles from within RefWorks
  • Share lists of references or create a group account for co-editing
  • New edition is compatible with Google Docs


  • Free (up to 300 MB web storage) browser extension
  • Sync Zotero to access your library from any computer with internet access
  • Format bibliographies in Word, LibreOffice, and Google Docs
  • Capture citation data from PDFs and web pages
  • Share and collaboratively edit lists of references
  • Free (up to 1 GB web storage) software/web hybrid for PC, Mac, Linux
  • Format bibliographies in Word or Open Office
  • Sync PDFs to your web account for online access
  • Capture citation data from some PDFs
  • Search and annotate PDFs
  • Share and collaboratively edit lists of references
  • Discounted to UC Berkeley users
  • Desktop-based software (plus EndNote Web)
  • Format bibliographies in Word or Open Office
  • Capture citation data from some PDFs
  • Annotate PDFs
  • Use UC-eLinks to find the full text of articles from within EndNote
  • Share lists of references with other EndNote users
  • See our EndNote Support page for tutorials and additional information