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Labor Studies 191A-B: Research Principles, Methods & Practices


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How to Start Your Search

The Internet has brought a vast array of information to your desktop. The challenge for students is to identify the relevant sources, get to them easily, and critically evaluate their content. Some of the following websites are licensed for UC users only, others are open to all. Those that are licensed will not turn up in a Google search.

This guide will lead you to resources that can help you find material for your assignments. Remember that you can always ask a reference librarian for help.

The Library offers Research Workshops and has a number of online tutorials that you can use on your own.

The Los Angeles Public Library also has digital books and databases that UCLA does not subscribe to. If you are a Los Angeles resident, you can get an e-Card from LAPL without going into the library.

Other Resources

These resources and the information in the Literature Review Tips, Guidelines and Resources page will help you find material you can use for your research.

Other Research Guides that might be of interest.

Bibliographic management programs such as EndNote or Zotero help you organize your research. The following guides have more information about them.

Library Prize for Undergraduate Research

The Library Prize for Undergraduate Research recognizes and honors excellence in undergraduate research at UCLA. Cash prizes will be awarded for the best projects (group or individual) supported by UCLA Library resources.

Prize categories include the Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences, Sciences, as well as projects that incorporate resources from the UCLA Library Special Collections, the Music Library's contemporary music collections, and the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library. Watch for information for the 2024 Undergraduate Research Week next year.