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Chicano Studies Research Center Library

Getting Started

Welcome to the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center (CSRC) Library's Research Guide!

This guide is here to help students navigate all the services the CSRC Library has to offer. The library is both library and archive. We holds thousands of primary and secondary source materials on and offsite. The library's secondary sources—books—are located in the library stacks, which are open to browse but not check out (they do not circulate). The archives are stored offsite at the Southern Regional Library Facility (SRLF) and require advance notice to bring them onsite for research. Find out more information on how to use the library services under "Frequently Asked Questions." Below are some links to databases and online resources to help you get started. You can also find a list of the subject files we have, popular research topics  (which we will be adding more of throughout the year), and resources to help you with courses being taught this quarter. If there is something you still have questions about, don't hesitate to contact the CSRC Librarian!

Online Primary Source Resources