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Geffen Academy Advanced Global History

To Google or not to Google?

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.

Online Help

There is a lot of online help for remote learning. Below are some links that you can look at on your own.

Other Research Guides and Getting Started

There are 100s of research guides on many topics. You are able to look at them, but may not have access to all the sources linked there due to the licensing restrictions.

Newspapers are a good source for seeing how issues were covered in contemporary media. The Research Guide for News will lead you many different titles available online or in print.

Los Angeles Public Library

Not all articles are available in databases that UCLA subscribes to. The Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) has a number of databases available to anyone with an LAPL library card. You can get an ECARD online-no need to go to a library-but this will only be good for a short time. It is better to get the regular card from the library. The closest LAPL branch is in Westwood at 1246 Glendon Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024.

The most useful database to try searching is Research Library (Proquest), which UCLA does not subscribe to. It has some online journals not at UCLA.