Using the UCLA Digital Library

Created by Salma Abumeeiz, Kian Ravaei, Hannah Sutherland

This tutorial identifies the Digital Library as a resource for supporting primary source research, and outlines how to find and access the Digital Library as well as its scope.

First, identify the core concepts in one of your research questions. Then, generate multiple synonyms and alternative phrasings for each core concept.

This tutorial demonstrates how to use an assignment prompt to find find, discover, and access relevant primary sources on the Digital Library homepage.

For an in-depth digital guide on the Digital Library Collections, please head to the EXPLORATION & INQUIRY site created by former Digital Library Research Assistant, Savannah Lake!

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About this tutorial


Salma Abumeeiz, Kian Ravaei, Hannah Sutherland


Doug Worsham, Renee Romero, Matt Johnson, Chris Lopez, Lisa McAulay, Savannah Lake, Geno Sanchez, Joaquin Peres, Jake Tompkins, Syann Lunsford, Julia Tanenbaum, Katherine Ramirez, Rachel Abrahams

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand how to access and find resources on the Digital Library website