This guide is intended to give UCLA students, staff and faculty interested in Pan African topics (including African American, African or African Diasporic studies) an easy-to-use jumping off point for accessing UCLA Library materials, as well as other Internet resources. You'll find information here on both print and electronic resources, as well as on strategies for conducting research.
This guide will always be a work in progress. If you have any suggestions for what you would like to see included please e-mail me.
Research Guides for other subjects or courses can provide links to many more sources that might be useful for your research, depending on your topic. Go to Research Guides home page to select appropriate guides to look at. Some examples are:
Citation or bibliographic management programs help you organize your references and create bibliographies in 100s of citation styles (e.g., APA, MLA, Chicago, Turabian, etc.)
An EndNote license can be purchased at the UCLA Store for downloading onto your own computer or you can use the web-based EndNote Basic at no cost. The EndNote and EndNote Basic or Zotero research guides have much more information about using these tools.
Most of the links on these pages go to subscription sources which are accessible from any computer on campus. All campus wireless networks (eduroam, UCLA_WIFI, or UCLA_WEB) provide access to online subscription content.
UCLA students, faculty, and staff can access these sites from off-campus using either the UCLA VPN Client (a program you install on your computer) or Bruin Online Proxy Server (a simple setting in your browser). To set up an iPAD, follow the instructions for the iPhone. Off-campus access will require Multi-Factor Authentication in addition to a Bruin ID and Password. If you need help setting up your computer, contact the UCLA IT Support Center at (310) 267-4357 or email@example.com . They answer the phone 24/7 and are very helpful.
[NOTE: If you are using a Mac, you may need to use Chrome or Firefox, not Safari, to read some of the pdf material.]