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Cluster M1: Food: A Lens For Environment and Sustainability

Your guide to Food Cluster research resources at the UCLA Library

Your Inquiry Specialist

Your Inquiry Specialist for the Food Cluster is Taylor Sieverling. Set up a consultation with Taylor to talk about research, writing, assignments, study skills, and getting settled in the Cluster program and at UCLA!

Office Hours: Mondays, 12 pm - 2 pm Pacific Time


     Learn more about Taylor

Your Library Liaison

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Ashley Peterson

24/7 Research Help

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COVID-19: Library Information, Resources, & Print Access


As part of UCLA's transition to remote instruction, and the Library's necessary decision to close all Library locations, access to print resources and special collections is not available. Please take advantage of electronic resources such as ebooks and article databases. The UCLA community can connect to these online resources off-campus via the VPN or proxy server. Interlibrary loan is still available for electronic journal articles; however, ebooks cannot be borrowed on interlibrary loan. You can also temporarily access digitized print books via HathiTrust, although you cannot download or print these books--only do screenshots.

The library is also extending access to our print collection beyond what's available in HathiTrust through the Pilot Emergency Temporary Digititzation on Request Service (PETDOR). Please review the PETDOR FAQ for guidance on using this service. 

For help with any of our resources, please schedule an appointment with a librarian (audio/video Zoom appointments available), contact your subject librarian directly, or use our 24/7 chat service.    





Welcome to your Cluster M1 Research Guide! This is where you'll find resources to support your research and writing for Food: A Lens for Environment and Sustainability.

In addition to this guide, the Food Cluster has its own Library Team. We are available to answer questions and meet to discuss your assignments for the course. Keep in touch!

Taylor Sieverling - Embedded Inquiry Specialist
Office Hours: Mondays, 12 pm - 2 pm Pacific Time

Ashley Peterson- Library Liaison

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Research Consultations

Taylor, Ashley, and other UCLA library staff are available to meet via Zoom to discuss your research and writing for this course. We can talk about any stage of the process, from choosing a topic to finding sources to figuring out citation styles. Here are some options for scheduling a meeting:

To meet with Taylor
  • Click on "Schedule Appointment" on Taylor's profile in the left-hand column of this page
  • Email Taylor at
To meet with Ashley
  • Click on "Schedule Appointment" on Ashley's profile in the left-hand column of this page
  • Email Ashley at
To meet with a Powell Library Research Assistant
For even more options
Have a quick question?
  • Use the 24/7 Research Help service via the box in the left-hand column of this page

Connecting from Off-Campus: VPN & Proxy Tutorials

The Library's online subscription resources can always be accessed from computers and wireless networks on campus. However, off-campus access is restricted to current UCLA, students, faculty, and staff who have set up their computer using one of the methods below. Click on the other tabs to see how four Bruins got their computers set up and ready to go for remote access!

VPN on Mac with Natalie
"I chose VPN for my mac because I need to be able to access the full text of articles on different browsers." - Natalie, Environmental Science
Download a UCLA VPN
VPN on Windows with Michael
"I chose VPN because I like the security it provides and the control it gives me as a user to manually enable or disable it when I'm browsing online." - Michael, Public Affairs
Download a UCLA VPN
Proxy on Mac with Kate
"I chose Proxy because I prefer logging in through a web browser without having to download any software on my computer." - Kate, Ethnic Studies
Proxy Server
Proxy on Windows
Coming soon!