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Sociology 1: Introductory Sociology

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COVID-19 Library Updates

Dear UCLA Library users,

Because of the current circumstances surrounding COVID-19 restrictions, the UCLA Library is closed to the public until further notice, and all librarians are working remotely. We apologize for the inconvenience the lack of access to our print materials and in-person library consultations may cause you, but we are pleased to present a guide with links to Temporary Expanded Access to Online Resources for UCLA students, faculty and staff. 

Current UCLA students, faculty, and staff can access all electronic journals, databases, e-books and more by using the proxy-server or VPN.

We have a rich array on online modules containing online library, research and writing instruction. These can be viewed independently or embedded into course CCLE sites.  

For general librarian assistance, please use our Ask-a-Librarian chat services.

For assistance and consultation on remote library instruction in the disciplines of Communication Studies, Jewish & Israel Studies, Library & Information Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Public Policy and Sociology, please feel free to contact me via email. If we need a more in-depth consultation I am happy to set up a zoom meeting.

Click here to find a list of all our subject specialists.

Please stay healthy and positive during this unusual time and I look forward to working with you all back on campus as soon as viable.

Best regards,

Diane Mizrachi, PhD

Librarian for Social Science, Humanities, Jewish & Israel Studies

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