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You can find scholarship about your topic in secondary resources such as scholarly and peer-reviewed journal articles, academic monographs and book chapters. Here is a short list of useful databases, including resources for researching scholarly resources in religion, history, and literature. You can locate other relevant databases by going to the Library's electronic resources database and looking up articles databases by subject area. For this class you may also be interested in looking at several different subject areas! If connecting from home, make sure your computer is configured for off-campus access.
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.
Since Google Scholar will give you search results including books from Google Books, articles, citations, papers in institutional repositories, etc., you will need to carefully examine the search results to see if the resource is what you need for your project. You may need to track down a print or electronic copy through UCLA library resources if the full content of the work is not available online through Google Scholar.