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Chicano/a Studies

Your guide to Chicano/a studies research at UCLA: Find articles, books, primary sources, and more

What Are Primary Sources?

Primary sources are documents from the time period, people, and events of the time under consideration. Primary sources can be:

  • diaries or correspondence
  • photographs
  • illustrations
  • newspaper articles (from the time period)
  • manuscripts
  • pamphlets, broadsides, or other ephemera

Finding Primary Sources at UCLA and Beyond

Many primary sources can be found in Melvyl or Worldcat, but there are other avenues for seeking out these kinds of materials.