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English Composition 3: English Composition, Rhetoric, and Language

Primary and Secondary Sources

Finding Academic Articles

This database contain articles in scholarly journals, newspapers, and popular publications. If you need an academic article, be sure to limit the results to "Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles."

Los Angeles Newspapers

Newspapers are a good resource for seeing how issues were covered in the contemporary media. To get to the Los Angeles Times, click on the first link below. 

For ethnic newspapers, searching Ethnic NewsWatch: A History (see link below) will also get you a variety of articles, although the page images are not there—only the text.

Some newspapers, such as La opinión and Rafu Shimpo have not been digitized and you have to go to the Charles E. Young Research Library A-Level to read the microform.

Finding Additional Primary Sources about Los Angeles

Digital Collections

Below is a list of digital collections that contain images related to Los Angeles and Southern California culture, history, and geography.

Oral History

Thanks to the Center for Oral History Research based here at UCLA Library, we have extensive oral history collections available in the Library Catalog

Below is a list of other useful oral history resources.

Other Digitized Primary Sources