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African American Studies

Online Catalogs

To find books in the UCLA Library and beyond, use the following catalogs:

Tips for Book Searching

When searching for books, here are a few strategies to start with:

  1. If you are not sure of where to start, do a KEYWORD search for relevant terms or phrases (put the phrases in "quotation marks".
  2. If you already have a relevant book or article in hand, use its bibliography to find other sources;
  3. Do a subject heading search in a catalog (see box to the right).
  4. Use quotation marks if you want to search a phrase.
  5. Use ? to truncate a word, e.g., american? will retrieve american and americans.