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You can still access the UC Berkeley Library’s services and resources during the closure. Here’s how.

American Studies: Other Resources

DVDs and Non-Print Media

Media Resources Center lists of non-print media by subject area

Media Resources Center lists of feature films

How to Cite Media (MLA)

You can also find non-print media of all types in OskiCat; search by keywords, author, subject, title, etc. and pull down the "Entire Collection" menu to the type of resource you want (maps, films, etc.)

All Media Resources Center materials must be used on-site.

 

Finding Primary Sources

Primary sources can be found in a variety of library tools:

For specific search strategies, see the Library's Guide to Finding Historical Primary Sources

Learn more about your topic in advance:

  • names of relevant individuals and organizations
  • dates of events
  • places
  • what terminology was used at the time by participants and observers? (ex:  negro or colored instead of african american)

Selected Databases for Primary Sources