COLWRIT 9A: Academic Research

General Article Databases

  • Academic Search Complete
    A multidisciplinary index to articles in more than 10,900 journals.
  • JSTOR
    Includes over 1000 scholarly journals with access to more than 2 million articles. JSTOR is an archive which means that current issues (generally the most recent 3-5 years) of the journals are not yet available.
  • Web of Science
    Indexes over 8,000 of the leading journals in the arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences.

Databases related to gentrification topics

There are hundreds of article databases on different topics available on the library website, and you can browse them by different subjects. For this class you might make use of databases focused on:

  • Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
    Indexes over 1,000 journals covering archaeology, architecture, architectural design, environmental design, city planning, furniture and decoration, interior design, historic preservation, history of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design and planning.
  • GreenFILE
    Covers all aspects of human impact on the environment.
  • Urban Studies and Planning: A SAGE Full-Text Collection
    Covers Economic Development, Planning Practice and Theory, Policy Analysis, Political Science, Public Administration, Regional Geography, Residential and Community Development, Sociology, Urban and Regional Planning, Urban Policy, and Welfare Economics.

Where's the PDF?

Once you've used an article database to find articles on your topic, you may need to use this button:uc-eLinks button in order to locate and read the full text of the article. 

UC-eLinks will link you to the online full text of an article if UCB has paid for online access; otherwise, UC-eLinks will help you locate a print copy on the shelf in the library. If UCB doesn't own the article in print or online format, UC-eLinks can also help you order a copy from another library.

For more information, watch this video tutorial (about 4 min.)

You can also set up UC-eLinks to work with Google Scholar.  For more information, watch this video tutorial (about 2 min.)

Proxy server

To use library databases from off campus you have to set up the proxy server: this changes your browser settings.

  • Different browsers [Firefox, Chrome, Safari...] have different instructions- they are all here.
  • You can set it up on multiple devices
  • You log in with your CalNet ID
  • There's an alternative: the VPN
Last Update: January 09, 2014 12:41