Social Welfare Library
UC Berkeley
227 Haviland Hall #6000
Berkeley, CA 94720

Phone: 510-642-4432
Fax: 510-643-1476


photograph: ceiling detail from Social Welfare Library in Haviland Hall

Finding articles and books

Find Articles

We have hundreds of research databases which help you find articles (and more) on a wide variety of topics. They are organized according to academic discipline, by name, or by type of database (dissertations, e-books, etc.)

Core resources for Social Welfare:

UC eLinks and Citation Linker

Sometimes the database you search doesn't link to the fulltext -- it only gives the citation. Click the UC e-links button to see if Berkeley has it online, and if not, it will check for a print version.  And if we don't have it at all, it lets you request it through Interlibrary Loan.

What if there isn't a UC e-links button? Sometimes you find an article in a bibliography, a book or a footnote -- and you want to see if we have it. The Citation Linker searches through our online databases to see if it's available fulltext. If not, it sets up a search for the paper journal in Melvyl. And if we don't have it at Berkeley, it lets you request it through Interlibrary Loan.

Find Books and E-Books

UCB: Use OskiCat to find books related to your topic at UC Berkeley. Oskicat will show you where it's located, and will also show you the Library of Congress Subject Heading -- which can help you find material other relevant books.

UC: Not enough books  at Berkeley? Use Melvyl to find more books at other campuses in the UC system.  Clickon the REQUEST button (in the detailed view of a catalog record) to request the item through Interlibrary Loan.

World: Still want more? You can search thousands of libraries through WorldCat on FirstSearch and then request the material through UC e-links or directly via Interlibrary Loan

Google Books: Library catalogs don't search inside of books. Google Books can help you identify the book you need, then click on "Find in a Library" to see if we have it.

E-Books

Some of the e-books below are listed individually in the library catalog, but not all. Going directly to the e-book collection is also useful if you want to search inside the book, since the library catalog doesn't (yet) make that possible.

Springer Electronic Book Package E-books in many fields including Social Sciences, Public Health, and Psychology.

APA e-book collection Current e-books published by the American Psychological Association in 2009 and 2010.

ebrary Berkeley's largest e-book collection, with 40,000 titles on a wide range of subjects, including social work, education and psychology. Some advanced ebrary features require downloading reader software.

PsychiatryOnline Contains the DSM-IV-TR (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders)

MIT CogNet E-books in cognitive and brain sciences published by MIT.


UCB Library Education Psychology Library