The following databases are recommended for finding scholarly journal articles across a variety of general topics. There are hundreds of other article databases on different topics available on the library website, and you can browse them by different subjects.
Academic Search Complete
A multidisciplinary index to articles in more than 10,900 journals and other publications in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian and Portuguese; full-text is available for over 5300 journals.
Easy to use, full text, multi-disciplinary scholarly article database. Note: the most recent 3-5 years of the journals are usually not available through JSTOR.
Includes over 6,000 individual titles of international, national and local newspapers and wire services; radio and television transcripts; and business, medical, industry, and legislative magazines, journals, and newsletters. Wide geographic coverage and translations from foreign-language sources, as well as news services like the Associated Press, Agence France Press, El Pais and Xinhua (New China) News Agency.
Web of Science
Indexes over 8,000 of the leading journals in the arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences, providing searching of footnoted citations. Includes the Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Science Citation Index, and Social Sciences Citation Index.
News articles (including reviews)
Alternative, radical, and independent magazines, newspapers, and journals in North America.
Alternative Press Index
Includes more than 450 alternative, radical, and left magazines, newsletters, and journals in North America.
Includes over 6,000 individual titles of international, national and local newspapers, radio and television transcripts, and more.
Includes New York Times (Historical with Index, 1851-2008, 1980-current), Los Angeles Times (Historical, 1881-1988, 1985-current)and the Wall Street Journal (Historical, 1889-1994, 1984-current).
Where's the PDF?
Once you've used an article database to find articles on your topic, you may need to use this 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.)
To use library databases from off campus you have to set up the proxy server: this changes your browser settings.