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Social Documentation Research Guide

Signing in and Primary Sources Information

I'm using primary sources as a catchall for sources that capture a period in time.  Most of these databases require Signing in. The VPN offers the most robust/securest connection. More info about the VPN or other methods for logging in can be found here:

A full list of UCSC databases is available here. Use the Database Type filters to see Newspapers, Primary Sources, or Videos:

Special Collections & Archives and Digital Collections

For information about Special Collections & Archives and accessing physical collections at UCSC go here:

For access to the Digital Collections derived from UCSC Collections and other California Libraries and Museums go here:

For access to a broad range of primary sources, use the Library's Digital Collections hosted by vendors. Below is a sample of Library-provided databases. If you'd like to trial a database that is not currently in our collection, contact us at research@library dot ucsc dot edu (For the full list of primary source and newspaper databases at UCSC Library, use the A-Z database link above ^ and filter by Database Types)