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Ethnic studies 194, Fall 2021

Instructor: Giulianetti

UC Library Search (short version)

 UC Library Search infographic about what is included

UC Library Search is the University of California's unified discovery and borrowing system.

Access it directly or from the Library homepage to find most UC books, articles, media, archival collections, and more.

See the UC Library Search User Guide and ask for research help 24/7 for more information.

Sample Searches - UC Library Search

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1.  keywords; phrase searches , variant word endings

    "school resource officer*" AND "college attendance"

* = truncation symbol/wildcard; child* = child, childs, children, childhood, childish...

use quotes to keep two or more words together

on the left, limit to scholarly/peer reviewed articles; or limit to books, by language...

2.  advanced search:  alternative terms

"housing insecurity" OR homeless*
"formerly incarcerated" OR "former inmate*"


3.  go minimalist:

"immersive virtual reality" AND "learner driven experience" = not many results


immersive AND "virtual reality" AND learner*


4.  subject headings

(subject). facebook
(subject)  mother*


"alternatives to law enforcement" OR "alternatives to police"

"domestic violence" OR "intimate partner violence"

look for official subject headings:

(subject). help seeking

(keywords):  "domestic violence" OR "intimate partner violence"