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Chicano Studies

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

Research Assistance

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Jennifer Osorio
Contact:
Charles E. Young Research Library
A1540
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
(310) 825-5526

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.