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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

Social Psychology of Facebook

February 9th, 2012 by David Michalski

The California Aggie published a news story by Kelsie Ozamiz (from Ohio State University’s The Lantern) on the psychology of Facebook users. “Facebook affects happiness, study says” (2/9/2012). The article cites this study from the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking:

“They Are Happier and Having Better Lives than I Am”: The Impact of Using Facebook on Perceptions of Others’ Lives

Hui-Tzu Grace Chou and Nicholas Edge and. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. doi:10.1089/cyber.2011.0324.

Abstract

Facebook, as one of the most popular social networking sites among college students, provides a platform for people to manage others’ impressions of them. People tend to present themselves in a favorable way on their Facebook profile. This research examines the impact of using Facebook on people’s perceptions of others’ lives. It is argued that those with deeper involvement with Facebook will have different perceptions of others than those less involved due to two reasons. First, Facebook users tend to base judgment on examples easily recalled (the availability heuristic). Second, Facebook users tend to attribute the positive content presented on Facebook to others’ personality, rather than situational factors (correspondence bias), especially for those they do not know personally. Questionnaires, including items measuring years of using Facebook, time spent on Facebook each week, number of people listed as their Facebook “friends,” and perceptions about others’ lives, were completed by 425 undergraduate students taking classes across various academic disciplines at a state university in Utah. Surveys were collected during regular class period, except for two online classes where surveys were submitted online. The multivariate analysis indicated that those who have used Facebook longer agreed more that others were happier, and agreed less that life is fair, and those spending more time on Facebook each week agreed more that others were happier and had better lives. Furthermore, those that included more people whom they did not personally know as their Facebook “friends” agreed more that others had better lives.

The University Library subscribes to this journal, and collects in this area in the service of growing interest among faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates examining the social and psychological life of internet users.

Other journals covering this subject include:

New Media & Society

Computers in Human Behavior

Information, Communication & Society

Poetics

Social Science Computer Review

Some recent books include:

The Oxford handbook of Internet psychology / edited by Adam N. Joinson … [et al.].
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2007.
Shields Library HM1017 .O94 2007 Regular Loan

Psychological aspects of cyberspace : theory, research, applications / edited by Azy Barak.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Shields Library HM1017 .P79 2008 Regular Loan

The social net : understanding human behavior in cyberspace / edited by Yair Amichai-Hamburger.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Shields Library HM1017 .S62 2005 Regular Loan

Newslore : contemporary folklore on the Internet / Russell Frank.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, c2011.
Call no. Shields Library PS439 .F73 2011 Regular Loan

The Internet in everyday life / edited by Barry Wellman and Caroline Haythornthwaite.
Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2002.
Shields Library HM851 .I58 2002 Regular Loan

iPolitics : citizens, elections, and governing in the new media era / [edited by] Richard L. Fox, Jennifer M. Ramos.
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Shields Library JK1764 .I75 2012 At UC Bindery

The net delusion : the dark side of internet freedom / Evgeny Morozov.
New York : Public Affairs, c2011.

Media perspectives for the 21st century / edited by Stylianos Papathanassopoulos.
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2011.
Shields Library P90 .M3679 2011 Regular Loan

Lanier, Jaron.
You are not a gadget : a manifesto / Jaron Lanier.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.
Shields Library HM851 .L358 2010 Regular Loan

Facebook and philosophy : what’s on your mind? / edited by D.E. Wittkower.
Chicago : Open Court, c2010.
Shields Library HM742 .F33 2010 Regular Loan

Computer-mediated communication in personal relationships / edited by Kevin B. Wright & Lynne M. Webb.
New York : Peter Lang, c2011.
Shields Library HM742 .C65 2011 Regular Loan

The tuning of place : sociable spaces and pervasive digital media / Richard Coyne.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2010.
Shields Library QA76.5915 .C695 2010 Regular Loan

Interested in researching scholarly material on the social and psychological aspects of online social networks? Contact Social and Cultural Studies Librarian, David Michalski

Social and Cultural Studies Workshop

January 6th, 2012 by David Michalski

Social and Cultural Studies Workshop

Thursday, February 16, 2012
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Place: Library Instruction Lab
Peter J. Shields Library, (1st floor, near Reserves Desk)

Instructor: David Michalski

Faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates engaged in Social and Cultural Studies research projects are invited to attend these project-centered research workshops. Participants will how to effectively navigate and evaluate the social and cultural studies literature available to them at the University of California and beyond.

Topics covered include:

* the latest in database searching and the tracking of academic journal literature,
* the uses of key reference sources in framing topics and in cross-disciplinary studies,
* the discovery and access issues in the location of relevant primary source material,
* and the general structure of scholarly communication in social and cultural studies.

These small group sessions allow time for individual consultations and guided searches, so participants are encouraged to bring along research problems and questions they have about the University Library. There is no need to sign up. Just drop in!

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David Michalski, MLS, Ph.D.
Social and Cultural Studies Librarian
Humanities and Social Sciences Dept., 2nd Floor
Peter J. Shields Library
100 Northwest Quad,
University of California
Davis, CA 95616
michalski@ucdavis.edu

Office Hours: Tues 10-12, & by appt.

Subject Librarian for: African & African American Studies, American Studies, Asian American Studies, Community & Regional Development, Cultural Studies, Ethnic Studies, Geography, Human Development, Psychology, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies.

Fall Workshops: Library Research in Social and Cultural Studies

September 6th, 2011 by David Michalski

Library Research in Social and Cultural Studies

David Michalski
Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian
michalski@ucdavis.edu

Two dates:

Wednesday, October 12, 2011
10:00 am – 11:30 am

Wednesday, October 13, 2011
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Place: Library Instruction Lab
Peter J. Shields Library, (1st floor, near Researves Desk)

Faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates engaged in Social and Cultural Studies research projects are invited to attend these project-centered research workshops. Participants will how to effectively navigate and evaluate the social and cultural studies literature available to them at the University of California and beyond.

Topics covered include:
* the latest in database searching and the tracking of academic journal literature,
* the uses of key reference sources in framing topics and in cross-disciplinary studies,
* the discovery and access issues in the location of relevant primary source material,
* and the general structure of scholarly communication in social and cultural studies.

These small group sessions allow time for individual consultations and guided searches, so participants are encouraged to bring along research problems and questions they have about the University Library. There is no need to sign up. Just drop in!

New Encyclopedias in Social and Cultural Studies

March 21st, 2011 by David Michalski

Encyclopedia of social movement media
/ John D. H. Downing, editor.
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, Inc., c2011.
Description: xxvii, 602 p. ; 29 cm.
Shields Library Humanities/Social Sciences Reference P96.A44 E53 2011 In process

Includes bibliographical references and index as well as more than 250 essays on the varied experiences of social movement media throughout the world in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Subject
Alternative mass media — History — 20th century — Encyclopedias.
Alternative mass media — History — 21st century — Encyclopedias.
Mass media — Social aspects — History — 20th century — Encyclopedias.
Mass media — Social aspects — History — 21st century — Encyclopedias.
Mass media — Political aspects — History — 20th century — Encyclopedias.
Mass media — Political aspects — History — 21st century — Encyclopedias
Social movements — History — 20th century — Encyclopedias.
Social movements — History — 21st century — Encyclopedias.

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Encyclopedia of Asian American folklore and folklife
/ Jonathan H.X. Lee and Kathleen M. Nadeau, editors.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2011.
Description: 3 v. (xl, 1254, I-49 p.) : ill. ; 26 cm.
Call no.
Shields Library Humanities/Social Sciences Reference GR111.A75 E63 2011 Lib Use Only


Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject:
Asian Americans — Folklore — Encyclopedias.
Asian Americans — Social life and customs — Encyclopedias.

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The Routledge encyclopedia of social and cultural anthropology
/ edited by Alan Barnard and Jonathan Spencer. 2nd ed.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2010.
Description: xxxi, 855 p. ; 26 cm.
Call no.
Shields Library Humanities/Social Sciences Reference GN307 .R68 2010 Lib Use Only


Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Subject:
Ethnology — Encyclopedias.

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Encyclopedia of cross-cultural school psychology
edited by Caroline Clauss-Ehlers
New York ; London : Springer, c2008, 2010
Online link
{ SpringerLink. Restricted to UC campuses } http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-71799-9 ;

Includes bibliographical references

Subject: School psychology — Encyclopedias
Ethnopsychology — Encyclopedias
Minority students — Psychology — Encyclopedias
Minority students — Counseling of — Encyclopedias

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Encyclopedia of religion in America
edited by Charles H. Lippy, Peter W. Williams.
Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, c2010.
Four volumes
http://library.cqpress.com/era ; { Access restricted to UCD IP addresses. }

Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary: Encyclopedia of Religion in America examines how religious history and practices are woven into the political, social, cultural, and historical landscape of North America. This authoritative four-volume reference work explains the origins, development, adaptation, influence, and interrelations of the many faiths practiced, including major world religions, new religious sects, cults, and religious movements that originated or had an influence in the United States.

Subject: North America — Religion — Encyclopedias.

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Star struck : an encyclopedia of celebrity culture
/ Sam G. Riley, editor.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : Greenwood Press, c2010.
Call no.
Shields Library Humanities/Social Sciences Reference E169.12 .S73 2010 Lib Use Only

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subject: United States — Civilization — 1970- — Encyclopedias.
United States — Social life and customs — 1971- — Encyclopedias.
Popular culture — United States — Encyclopedias.
Celebrities — United States — Encyclopedias.
Celebrities in mass media — Encyclopedias.
Mass media — Social aspects — United States — Encyclopedias.
Fame — Social aspects — United States — Encyclopedias.

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Encyclopedia of U.S. political history.

Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, c2010.
Description: 7 v. : ill., maps ; 29 cm.

Call no.
Shields Library Humanities/Social Sciences Reference E183 .E53 2010 Lib Use Only

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Contents
v. 1. Colonial beginnings through Revolution, 1500 to 1783 / editor, Andrew W. Robertson — v. 2. The early republic, 1784 to 1840 / editor, Michael A. Morrison — v. 3. Expansion, division, and Reconstruction, 1841 to 1877 / editor, William G. Shade — v. 4. From the gilded age through age of reform, 1878 to 1920 / editor, Robert D. Johnston — v. 5. Prosperity, Depression, and war, 1921 to 1945 / editor, Robert H. Zieger — v. 6. Postwar consensus to social unrest, 1946 to 1975 / editor, Thomas S. Langston — v. 7. The clash of conservatism and liberalism, 1976 to present / editor, Richard M. Valelly.

Summary
“…explores the events, policies, people, ideas, institutions, groups, and movements that have created and shaped political life in the United States. With contributions from scholars in the fields of history and political science, this encyclopedia provides students, researchers, and scholars the opportunity to examine the political evolution of the United States from the colonial period to the present day. It identifies and illuminates patterns and interrelations in American political institutions, culture, and behavior. The encyclopedia is organized around seven time periods that correspond to key eras in American history. This chronological organization enables users to trace themes over time or delve deeply into the interconnected elements of a particular era.”–P. [4] of cover.

Subject:United States — Politics and government — Encyclopedias.
Political science — United States — History — Encyclopedias.
Political culture — United States — History — Encyclopedias.

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Encyclopedia of research design
/ edited by Neil J. Salkind.
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, c2010.

Description : 3 v. (xxxi, 1719 p.) : ill. ; 29 cm.

Shields Library Humanities/Social Sciences Reference HA29 .E525 2010 Lib Use Only

Three Volumes
Includes bibliographical references and index.

Summary
“Comprising more than 500 entries, the Encyclopedia of Research Design explains how to make decisions about research design, undertake research projects in an ethical manner, interpret and draw valid inferences from data, and evaluate experiment design strategies and results. Two additional features carry this encyclopedia far above other works in the field: bibliographic entries devoted to significant articles in the history of research design and reviews of contemporary tools, such as software and statistical procedures, used to analyze results. It covers the spectrum of research design strategies, from material presented in introductory classes to topics necessary in graduate research; it addresses cross- and multidisciplinary research needs, with many examples drawn from the social and behavioral sciences, neurosciences, and biomedical and life sciences; it provides summaries of advantages and disadvantages of often-used strategies; and it uses hundreds of sample tables, figures, and equations based on real-life cases.”–Publisher’s description.

Subject: Social sciences — Statistical methods — Encyclopedias.
Social sciences — Research — Methodology — Encyclopedias.

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The Oxford international encyclopedia of peace

/ Nigel Young, editor in chief.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Description:4 v. ; 29 cm.
Call no.
Shields Library Humanities/Social Sciences Reference JZ5533 .O95 2010 Lib Use Only

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Contents v. 1. Abraham Path Initiative-Dunant, Henri — v. 2. Early Christianity and antimilitarism-Mass violence and trends — v. 3. Mead, Margaret-Rwanda — v. 4. Safe space-Zones of peace.
Subject
Peace — Encyclopedias.
Peace — Study and teaching — Encyclopedias.
War — Encyclopedias.
War and society — Encyclopedias.
Conflict (Psychology) — Encyclopedias.
Social conflict — Encyclopedias.
Conflict management — Encyclopedias.
Peace-building — Encyclopedias.

A Notice about New Resources for Social Psychology

August 19th, 2010 by David Michalski

The University Library has acquired the fifth edition of this classic reference source which offers “historical, integrative, and penetrating surveys on the topics that constitute the discipline” of Social Psychology.

Handbook of social psychology 5th edition.
Edited by Susan T. Fiske, Daniel T. Gilbert, Gardner Lindzey.
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley, 2010.
Shields Library Humanities/Social Sciences Reference HM1011 .H37 2010 Lib Use Only

This handbook is complemented by these other important sources.


Handbook of social psychology

Edited by John Delamater.
New York : Springer, c2006.
( Handbooks of sociology and social research)
Online to Faculty, Students and Staff: : http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/0-387-36921-X
Use VPN when off campus: https://vpn.lib.ucdavis.edu/

Encyclopedia of social psychology

Edited by Roy F. Baumeister, Kathleen D. Vohs.
Los Angeles : Sage Publications, c2007.
Shields Library Humanities/Social Sciences Reference HM1007 .E53 2007 Lib Use Only

Social psychology : handbook of basic principles

Edited by Arie W. Kruglanski, E. Tory Higgins.
New York : Guilford Press, c2007.
Shields Library Humanities/Social Sciences Reference HM1033 .S637 2007 Lib Use Only

If you need help locating other resources in Psychology and Sociology visit our Subject Guides pages or contact David Michalski, Social and Cultural Studies Librarian.

Encyclopedia of human relationships

August 28th, 2009 by David Michalski

Encyclopedia of human relationships
Harry T. Reis, Susan Sprecher, [editors].
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, c2009.
3 volumes

Call no.
Shields Library Humanities/Social Sciences Reference HM1106 .E53 2009 Lib Use Only

Subject
Interpersonal relations — Encyclopedias.
Social interaction — Encyclopedias.

Paper-Aid: Calling all term paper authors, we can help.

May 12th, 2009 by David Michalski

Did you know the Humanities and Social Science Librarians offer research assistance to undergraduates working on term papers? If your professors require a term paper based on peer-reviewed research, we can help. We will show you how to engage the pressing questions, review the literature, evaluate sources, and assembly the evidence you need for term paper success.

Contact us by email, or come by the Humanities Social Sciences and Government Information Reference desk on the 2nd Floor of the Peter J. Shields Library and schedule an appointment with a librarian who knows your field. Appointments for one-on-one meetings usually last about 30 minutes, but can prepare you for a career of self-directed and critical information research. Past practice shows that Paper-Aid sessions improve grades.  Take advantage of this unique service by making an appointment your subject specialist librarian.

Special Trial Access to Databases

April 16th, 2009 by David Michalski

The University Library is offering special trial access to two databases.

After using any trial resources, please complete the brief evaluation questionnaire. We value your opinion!
All responses are anonymous. See the Library Privacy Policy.



Faculty of 1000 Biology

Faculty of 1000 Biology is an online literature awareness tool which comprehensively and systematically highlights and reviews the most interesting papers published in the biological sciences. It is based on the recommendation of well over 2000 leading researchers.

http://www.f1000biology.com/browse/
Available for trial until: Dec 31, 2009
The UC Davis Library is offering special trial access to the BioMed Central Faculty of 1000 Biology through December 2009.

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SPORTDiscus

SPORTDiscus is the world’s leading database in sport, health, fitness and sports medicine. SportDiscus has over 700,000 qualified references from thousands of international periodicals, books, e-journals, conference proceedings, theses, dissertations, and websites that focus on different areas involving sport, including: sport sciences, engineering, psychology, administration, sociology, history, coaching, training, physical education, physical fitness, health and recreation.

Coverage: 1830-Present

http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=sph
Available for trial until: Jul 31, 2011

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Social Science Research Network

April 15th, 2009 by David Michalski

Are you familiar with the Social Science Research Network (SSRN)? This open access network is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research, mainly in the form of working papers. It is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences, including business / economics, sociology, and psychology. The network has even opened specialized networks for English literature, and Philosophy.

The objective, according to the site, is to “provide worldwide distribution of research to authors and their readers and to facilitate communication among them at the lowest possible cost.” Authors are allowed to upload papers without charge, and the majority of downloads of papers from the SSRN eLibrary are free.

SSRN Social Science Research Network
http://www.ssrn.com/