Course Guides
Constantly Connected: Bane or Boon (HNR 094-04)

2011 Winter

Lisa Pruitt — lrpruitt@ucdavis.edu

Librarian Subject Specialist

Juri Stratford
jtstratford@ucdavis.edu — (530) 752‑9783 — Humanities, Social Sciences, and Government Information Services (http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/dept/hss/)

Research Help

Library Resources for Undergraduate Students (http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/help/student.php)
Library Research Aids: How Do I...? Guides (http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/dept/instruc/research/guides/)
These guides include Choose a Research Topic, 5 Steps to Better Library Research, Find a Book, and more.

Library Catalogs

Harvest UC Davis Catalog (http://harvest.lib.ucdavis.edu)
Harvest is the UCD library online catalog of the collections of all five UC Davis General Libraries. It does not include the holdings of the Law Library. If you log in (My Account) using your library card number and PIN, you can renew books online, and request items that have been checked out to another borrower, or are in storage.
Melvyl: The Catalog of the University of California Libraries (http://ucdavis.worldcat.org)
The Melvyl catalog contains records for materials held by the libraries of the ten UC campuses, the California State Library, Hastings College of the Law, the California Academy of Sciences, the California Historical Society, the Center for Research Libraries, the Graduate Theological Union, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. All publication dates are included. The database contains over 23,000,000 records, and most campuses update their holdings on a weekly basis.

Subject Guides

Subject Guides (http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/research/subjects/)
Use the Subject Guides to identify additional databases to search for information on your topic.

Connect From Off-Campus

VPN (virtual private network) (https://vpn.lib.ucdavis.edu/dana-na/auth/url_default/welcome.cgi)
Use the VPN to connect to library databases and online journal subscriptions from off campus.
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  • VPN video (http://www.screencast.com/users/m_browne/folders/Jing/media/c61baf91-8bef-45d8-985c-74ec53fc140e)

Databases

Communication Abstracts [via EBSCO] (http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=cax) [Restricted] VPN
Containing over 235,000 records, Communication Abstracts covers major journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study to create a research and reference resource that encompasses the breadth of the communication discipline.
Coverage: 1978-present
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  • Communication Abstracts
    HUM & SOC SCI REF P87 C58
    Print edition of Communication Abstracts.
PsycINFO [via Proquest] (http://search.proquest.com/psycinfo/advanced) [Restricted] VPN
PsycINFO is a department of the American Psychological Association (APA). It provides citations to articles in professional journals, conference proceedings, books, reports, dissertations and even important internet sites in psychology and related disciplines, most with abstracts and some citations. (Psychinfo is the incorrect spelling.)
Coverage: 1840-present
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Sociological Abstracts [via Proquest] (http://search.proquest.com/socabs/advanced) [Restricted] VPN
Sociological Abstracts Database is a primary resource for accessing the latest research sponsored in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database draws information from an international selection of over 2,600 journals and other serials publications, plus conference papers, books, and dissertations. Records added after 1974 contain in-depth and nonevaluative abstracts of journal articles.
Coverage: 1963-present
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Academic Search Complete [via EBSCO] (http://uclibs.org/PID/126936) [Restricted] VPN
Academic Search Complete (ASC) provides coverage of multidisciplinary, full-text academic journals to support scholarly research in all areas of the arts, humanities and the social, life and physical sciences. The database includes the full-text articles from 9,100 journals, with an additional 13,690 journals indexed and abstracted. Searches can be restricted to peer-reviewed articles.
Coverage: 1887-present
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PubMed (http://uclibs.org/PID/17708) [Restricted] VPN
More than 23 million citations and abstracts for articles published in approximately 8,400 journals in medicine, life sciences, health administration, veterinary medicine, nursing, molecular biology and genetics. PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine on the NCBI platform.
Coverage: 1946-present
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Web of Science [via Web of Knowledge] (http://isiknowledge.com/wos) [Restricted] VPN

NEW interface loaded July 17, 2011 -- result retrievals will be larger due to search design changes.

Provides access to the content from three Thomson Reuters ISI (Institute for Scientific Information) Citation Databases: Science Citation Index Expanded; Social Sciences Citation Index; Arts & Humanities Citation Index.

Coverage: 1900-present [Science 1899-, Social Sciences 1900-, Arts & Humanities 1975-]
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Full Text Resources

Project Muse: Scholarly Journals Online (http://uclibs.org/PID/31861) [Restricted] VPN
Project Muse provides full text access to hundreds of journals in the arts, humanities, social sciences and mathematics. It is useful for searching interdisciplinary cultural studies topics. Its full-text search engine permits finer-grained searching than any other index for these journals. Coverage varies by journal.
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JSTOR: The Scholarly Journal Archive (http://uclibs.org/PID/1980) [Restricted] VPN
JSTOR provides Full-Text access to back files of hundreds important scholarly journals in nearly 50 disciplines spanning the arts, humanities, social sciences and the sciences. Current issues are now included for selected titles. Holdings vary by journal. JSTOR is a not-for-profit organization established with the assistance of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Related:
  • About J Stor (http://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/)
    Visit this page to learn about the holdings of JSTOR journals. See Harvest Library Catalog for UC Davis access to recent and current materials.
Sage Full Text: Communication Studies Journals (http://online.sagepub.com/cgi/search?src=sagecoll&collection_set=COMM) [Restricted] VPN
Search the full text of twenty journals in the broad field of Communication. All journals published by Sage.
Taylor and Francis: collection of online journals. (http://www.tandfonline.com/search/advanced) [Restricted] VPN
Advanced search interface for nearly 1000 online journals published with the Routledge, Taylor & Francis, and Psychology Press imprints. Browse list of titles available. Disciplinary scope and coverage vary.