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Japanese American Internment - Research Guide

UC Library Search

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's homepage to find most UC books, articles, media, archival collections, and more. 

You can also:

  • Narrow your search results using filters (ex: peer review status, date, and language).
  • Save and export records to email or citation management software.
  • Save searches and create/enable alerts or RSS feeds for update notifications.
  • Log in to view and manage your:
  • Saved records, saved searches, and search history.
  • Requested, borrowed, and Interlibrary Loan items.
  • Messages, blocks, fines, and fees.

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

Sample Searches - UC Library Search (primary and secondary sources)

Sample searches (both primary and secondary sources):

1.  keywords:   fred korematsu

     refine your search:    author:  korematsu, fred

2.  keywords:  japanese american citizens league

      refine your search:    author:  japanese american citizens league

3.  if you know the title (leave off "the" and "a")

     title:  view from within
title:  topaz times

     title:  daily californian (limit to journals/magazines/newspapers)

4.  researching by topic:

     keywords:     japanese internment

keywords:     japanese draft resist*

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

modify search

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5.     click on the titles of relevant items, look at official subject headings, redo your search:

       subject:  japanese americans evacuation and relocation

6.     other examples:

advanced search

subject:  japanese americans newspapers
subject:  japanese american* interviews
subject:  japanese americans personal narratives
subject:  japanese americans berkeley

Try out these UC Library. Search features:

  • limit your search to filters such as available online, peer revised journals, language, date, library, resource type, etc.
  • save and email/export items
  • save searches and create alerts
  • request items from storage (NRLF)
  • view a list of items you have checked out

Getting material from NRLF/Storage

The Northern Regional Library Facility (NRLF) is an off-campus storage facility for some library collections. NRLF materials are available to request in UC Library Search.

  • Borrow print materials from NRLF in UC Library Search. 
  • Receive electronic or paper copies of book chapters or journal articles in eligible titles in UC Library Search.