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Public Health 106: Health in Chicano/Latino Population

(Same as Chicana/o Studies 106) Welcome to the launching pad for your scholarly public health journey as we explore resources to help you become expert researchers in the areas of Chicano/Latino health.

Key Books

If Your Book Is Checked Out

If your book is checked out, you can recall it and the library will hold it for you when it is returned.  

Check the due date on the book's record to see when it is likely to come back.  If the due date exceeds two weeks, the person who has the book will be notified to return the book in approximately two weeks (or face a fine).

Interlibrary Loan

If you need a book or journal article that the UCLA Library does not own or is lost or missing, you can make an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) request and we will try to get it for you. Use the form linked on this page. There is no cost for making an ILL request, but you should allow one or two weeks for the item to arrive. Journal articles will most often be sent to you as link in your email.

    Tips for Book Searching

When searching for books in the UCLA Library Catalog, here are a few strategies to start with:

  • If you are not sure of where to start, do a Keyword search for relevant terms or phrases (put the phrases in "quotation marks")
  • If you already have a relevant book or article in hand, use its bibliography to find other sources on the same topic
  • If you have the title of the book you want, do a Title (start of) search to find the call number
  • If you find a useful title, click on the Subject(s): to get a list of subject headings that will lead to other books on the same topic
  • Use quotation marks if you want to search a phrase
  • Use ? to truncate a word, e.g., american? will retrieve american and americans

Library Catalogs

UCLA Library Catalog

The UCLA Library Catalog is everything held (i.e. bought, licensed, subscribed to, acquired as gifts) by the UCLA Library. These materials include books, journals, magazines, DVDs and videos, manuscripts, microfilm, databases, and some web resources. The UCLA Catalog also includes cataloged materials for some related UCLA collections, including the English Reading Room, the Chicano Studies Research Center Library and Special Collections, and the LGBT Center Library.


Melvyl combines catalogs from all ten University of California campus libraries, including UCLA, as well as libraries worldwide. It also includes selected article indexing not available in traditional library catalogs. 


OCLC's WorldCat has catalog records from libraries worldwide, particularly North America. Most materials in the UCLA Library Catalog and the University of California system's Melvyl Catalog should show up in WorldCat. WorldCat can be a very useful place to locate popular press materials and other titles available in local public libraries.

How Do I Find A Library Book on the Shelf?

Once you've found a book you want, write down the call number and make a note of which library it is in. If you need help finding a book on the shelf, ask at the library desk.

If Your Book is in SRLF

If the book you want is located in SRLF (the Library's storage facility) you have two choices to retrieve it:

  1. Visit in person between 1-5 PM Monday - Friday.
  2. Request it to be delivered to a campus library convenient for you.  Requests usually take one day to fulfill and you will receive an email when the item is in.

General Reference

Research assistance for 'Health in Chicano/Latino Populations' is available at the Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library and the Charles E. Young Research Library.

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