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More New Licensed Resources:

October 10th, 2012 by Adam Siegel

New subscription databases for the academic year also include:

March of Time
“From 1935-1967, Time Inc. offered Americans views of significant historical events in their newsreel series The March of Time. Several hundred of these newsreels can be searched and viewed as streaming videos. Transcripts of these commercial, documentary, instructional and public service videos accompany the films. In support of research and teaching, the resource enables users to create, edit, and share playlists or film clips.”

Vogue Archive
“The Vogue Archive contains the entire run of Vogue magazine (US edition), from the first issue in 1892 to the current month, reproduced in high-resolution color page images. Every page, advertisement, cover and fold-out has been included, with rich indexing enabling you to find images by garment type, designer and brand names. Search by advertisement, article, editor, and more or browse each issue by date.”

Fall Research Workshops: Social and Cultural Studies

September 6th, 2012 by David Michalski

Social and Cultural Studies Library Research Workshop

w/ David Michalski, MLS, PhD. (michalski@ucdavis.edu)

1st Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Place: Library Instruction Lab, 1st Floor Peter J. Shields Library (near Reserves Desk)

2nd Date: Thursday, October 18, 2012
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Place: Library Instruction Lab, 1st Floor Peter J. Shields Library (near Reserves Desk)

This workshop invites graduate students, faculty and other researchers to see and practice with the latest research tools available. Learn effectively ways to construct literature reviews, frame new research questions, and navigate and evaluate the wide variety of information sources available at the University of California and beyond.

Topics covered include:

The latest in database searching (including the Proquest transisiton databases),
Citation analysis and cited reference searches,
Locating primary source material,
and the use of interdisciplinary and specialized reference works.

Participants are encouraged to bring along research projects as well as any questions they have about the University Library.
Let us learn how we can serve you better.

David Michalski is a UC Davis Librarian subject specialist in the Humanities and Social Sciences Department responsible to these departments and programs: Sociology, Psychology, Human, Community and Regional Development, Geography, Women and Gender Studies, Ethnic Studies, African and African American Studies, Asian American Studies and Cultural Studies.

For more info see: http://people.lib.ucdavis.edu/~davidm/mycard.html

Vogue Archive

June 11th, 2012 by

The Library now has access to the full archive of Vogue (U.S. edition) going all the way back to 1892 through the current month.   Each page in Vogue has been reproduced in high-resolution color page images.   Every page, advertisement, cover and fold-out has been included, with rich indexing enabling you to find images by garment type, designer and brand names. Search by advertisement, article, editor, and more or browse each issue by date.  The stunning cover images can be viewed in full color.  The cover image shown is from June 1928.

Check this rich resource for fashion images, historical and cultural studies from the link in the list of databases A-Z or directly here – the Vogue Archive.

Social and Cultural Studies Librarian Office Hours

May 14th, 2012 by David Michalski

Working on a term paper in the social sciences or the humanities?
Starting a new research project?
Interested in the latest means to discover and track scholarly literature?

Social and Cultural Studies Librarian, David Michalski is available for consultations.

Make an appointment to develop a custom search strategy, and make sure you are getting the most out of your library resources.
http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/forms/officehours/index.php?office=1

Featured Resource – Berg Fashion Library

September 12th, 2011 by

The Berg Fashion Library is an online portal providing access to Berg collections, including the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion, e-books from Berg Publishing about fashion and clothing, reference works, images and more. It also indexes and includes links to journal articles in Fashion Theory, Fashion Practice and Textile.   There are 1,600 Images from the V&A Museum’s internationally renowned fashion collection and 500 images from the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Collection were recently added with more images coming in 2012.

This large amount of content makes the Berg Fashion Library a wonderful resource for the study of fashion, clothing and culture over time and across regions and cultures. Berg Fashion Library has both quick and advanced searching capabilities.

Access this resource through the A-Z list of databases, or directly here. As with all licensed databases, off campus users will need to use the VPN.