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If the librarian can't answer you well enough, your question will be referred to a Berkeley librarian for follow-up.
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Research Advisory Service for Cal Undergraduates: Book a 30-minute appointment with a librarian who will help refine and focus research inquiries, identify useful online and print sources, and develop search strategies for humanities and social sciences topics (examples of research topics).
Schedule, view, edit or cancel your appointment online (CalNetID required).
The Library Prize for Undergraduate Research recognizes excellence in undergraduate research projects that show evidence of significant inquiry using the library, its resources, and collections and learning about the research and information-gathering process itself.
See the prize-winning paper, Cowboys, Indians, and Aliens: White Supremecy in the Klamath Basin, 1826-1946, by 2015 GWS grad Andrea Ikeda.