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Undergraduate Research Programs - Humanities: Find a Known Item

Finding Known Items - Suggestions

If you have a known item, it can be helpful to first determine what the item is e.g. article, book, pamphlet, song, dissertation etc.  At times, this may influence where you look for the item.

1) Google Scholar

  • search by article title, author last name
  • includes many articles and references to books, a quick way to check for article titles though it is not exhaustive
  • includes citations from JSTOR

2) UC Library Search

  • search using book or article title, author last name
  • includes a wide range of formats and goes beyond UC's collection
  • can Request easily from records in this catalog

3) Journals@UCMerced

  • search for journal title
  • navigate to year> volume> issue > page
  • includes coverage details for periodicals (newspapers, journals, and magazines)

Article Citations

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Citation #1  Cathy Nutbrown, Peter Clough, Lynsey Stammers, Nadia Emblin & Summer Alston-Smith (2019) Family literacy in prisons: fathers’ engagement with their young children, Research Papers in Education, 34:2, 169-191

Citation #2  Shlafer, R. J., & Poehlmann, J. (January 01, 2010). Attachment and caregiving relationships in families affected by parental incarceration. Attachment & Human Development, 12, 4, 395-415.

Citation #3  Lee, Jongkwan. (January 2019). The local economic impact of a large research university: evidence from UC Merced. Economic Inquiry. 57, 1, 316-332.

Citation #4  Sunseri, CK. "Food politics of alliance in a California Frontier Chinatown." International journal of historical archeology. 19, no. 2 (2015): 416-431.

Citation #5 Maxwell, AE; Lucas-Wright, A; Gatson, J; Santifer, R; Chang, C. (2018). "Increasing the capacity to promote cancer screening in African American churches in south Los Angeles." Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 52(1).

Citation #6 Maxwell, Ian. (2017). "Mayakovsky's Hammer Experimental Theatre as Romantic Modernism, Sydney, 1968-1970." Australasian Drama Studies71, 112-36.

Citation #7 Kostov, P; Davidova, S; Bailey, A. (2019). Comparative efficiency of family and corporate farms: does family labour matter? Journal of Agricultural Economics70(1), 101-115.

Citation #8 Forsythe, A. (2017). "I doubt very seriously whether anyone will hire me; factors predicting employability perceptions in higher education." Cogent Psychology, 4(1).

Citation #9 Chin, Gabriel. "Race, the war on drugs, and the collateral consequences of criminal conviction." (2011).


Owen, P. Dorian, Michael Ryan, and Clayton R. Weatherston. "Measuring competitive balance in professional team sports using the Herfindahl-Hirschman index." Review of Industrial Organization 31, no. 4 (2007): 289-302.

Citation #10 Edmiston, Brian, and Amy McKibben. "Shakespeare, rehearsal approaches, and dramatic inquiry: Literacy education for life." English in Education 45.1 (2011): 86-101.

Book Citations

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Citation #11  Travis, Jeremy; Western, Bruce; Redburn, Steve; National Research Council (U.S). 2014. The growth of incarceration in the United States: exploring causes and consequences. Washington, District of Columbia: National Academies Press.

Citation #12  Eisen, Lauren-Brooke. 2018. Inside private prisons: an American dilemma in the age of mass incarceration. New York: Columbia University Press.

Citation #13  Rao, N. Y. (2017). Chinatown opera theater in north america. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press.

Citation #14  Haslam, G. W. (1994). The other California: The great central valley in life and letters. Reno, Nev: University of Nevada Press.

Citation #15  Molotch, H., & Noren, L. (2010). Toilet: Public Restrooms and the Politics of Sharing. New York: NYU Press.

Citation #16 Kjaran, J. I. (2017). Constructing sexualities and gendered bodies in school spaces: Nordic insights on queer and transgender students.

Citation #17 Belkic, Karen, and Cedo Savic. Job Stressors and Mental Health : A Proactive Clinical Perspective, World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd, 2013.

Citation #18 OECD, Publishing. Mental Health and Work Sick on the Job? : Myths and Realities about Mental Health and Work, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, 2012. 

Citation #19  Escolme, Bridget. Talking to the Audience: Shakespeare, Performance, Self. Oxon: Routledge, 2005.

Citation #20 Lusane, Clarence, and Dennis Desmond. Pipe Dream Blues: Racism and the War on Drugs. Boston, MA: South End Press, 1991. Print.


Book Chapter Citations

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Citation #21 Golden, Renny. "Lost Childhood: A Family Narrative." War on the Family: Mothers in Prison and the Families they Leave Behind. Routledge (2005).

Citation #22  Stroshane, Tim. "The Dead Hand of Henry Miller." Drought, Water Law, and the Origins of California's Central Valley Project. University of Nevada Press. (2016). Print.

Citation #23  Davis, H. (2017). Bathroom Bouncers: Sex-Segregated Restrooms. In Beyond Trans: Does Gender Matter? (pp. 55-84). New York: NYU Press.
Citation #24  Baldwin, M.L., & Marcus, SC. (2010) Stigma, Discrimination, and Employment Outcomes among Persons with Mental Health Disabilities. In Work Accomodation and Retention in Mental Health.
Citation #25 Buxton, Julia. "The historical foundations of the narcotic drug control regime." Innocent bystanders: Developing Countries and the War on Drugs. (2010).
Leo H. Kahane, Stephen Shmanske, and Stefan Kesenne. 2012. "Club Objectives, Competitive Balance, and the Invariance Proposition". The Oxford Handbook of Sports Economics: The Economics of Sports Vol. 1. Oxford University Press