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Black Studies: African American and Pan African Diaspora

Librarian

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Miki Goral
Contact:
220 Powell Library
Tel: 310-825-5096

COVID-19: Library Information, Resources, & Print Access

 

As part of UCLA's transition to remote instruction, and the Library's necessary decision to close all Library locations, access to print resources and special collections is not available. Please take advantage of electronic resources such as ebooks and article databases. The UCLA community can connect to these online resources off-campus via the VPN or proxy server. Interlibrary loan is still available for electronic journal articles; however, ebooks cannot be borrowed on interlibrary loan. You can also temporarily access digitized print books via HathiTrust, although you cannot download or print these books--only do screenshots.

The library is also extending access to our print collection beyond what's available in HathiTrust through the Pilot Emergency Temporary Digititzation on Request Service (PETDOR). Please review the PETDOR FAQ for guidance on using this service. 

For help with any of our resources, please schedule an appointment with a librarian (audio/video Zoom appointments available), contact your subject librarian directly, or use our 24/7 chat service.    

    

Welcome!

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.

Quick Links

Related Research Guides

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:

Bibliographic Management Tools

EndNote and Zotero are bibliographic management programs that will 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.

Connect from Off-Campus or via Wireless On-Campus

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 Bruin Online Proxy Server (a simple setting in your browser) or the UCLA VPN Client (a program you install on your computer). To set up an iPAD, follow the instructions for the iPhone. You can also get access through UCLA mobile. Off-campus access will require Multi-Factor Authentication in addition to a Bruin ID and Password.

[NOTE: If you are using a Mac, you may need to use Chrome or Firefox, not Safari, to read some of the pdf material.]