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A Year on Angel Island (2022-23)

This library guide accompanies UC Berkeley’s Arts + Design Initiative and Future Histories Lab's "A Year on Angel Island" by presenting selected resources from the UC Berkeley Libraries and beyond.

About UC Library Search

About UC Library Search

Venn diagram about what UC Library Search includes

Access UC Library Search directly or from the Library homepage to find most (what isn't included?) books, articles, media, archival collections, and more from: 

  • UC Berkeley
  • Other UC Libraries
  • WorldCat (select Advanced Search, then WorldCat)

Sign in to view all results and to manage your:

  • Saved records and searches.
  • Requested and borrowed items.
  • Messages, blocks, fines, and fees.

For more information visit the UC Library Search Libguide!


Off campus? Use the proxy or the VPN for full access(You may be prompted to sign in again.)

Finding more with UC Library Search

Sample searches:

  • asian american* history
  • "angel island"
  • "chinese exclusion act"
  • chinese immigration
  • chinese american* history
  • indian american* history
  • immigration detention

Some Tips:

  • Quotes keep two or more words together
  • asterisk (*) = truncation/wildcard (child* = child, childs, children childhood...)
  • In the search results page, pull down the "Resource type" menu to limit to maps, archival materials, images, etc.


UC Library Search includes many, but not all, of the databases that UC Berkeley subscribes to. In order to see a full list of databases, visit A-Z Databases. Select from the Subject or Type dropdown menus to see recommendations. Below are some specialized databases that can further your research!