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CHIN 138B Visual Culture in Taiwan: Home

Things to Know

  • Contact your librarian Yao Chen ( for research assistance. 
  • Electronic resources are accessible off campus via either the proxy server or the Virtual Private Network (VPN). (Some East Asian language databases only work with VPN.) 
  • Contact ( directly for any VPN questions, troubleshooting, and support.

Get Started with Secondary Sources

UCSB Library Search Guide - Includes simple and advanced search, course reserves, etc. 

Books via Library's Catalog


            Practice Link

Journal Article and Book Chapter Databases (UCSB Only)

Citation Tracing as A Search Strategy

Google Scholar

  • Set up "Library Links" to access UCSB licensed articles (follow the instructions created by Stanford and don't forget to change the search to UCSB)
  • Search tips (University of Pittsburgh)

Search Primary Sources

Books via UC Library Search

Useful keywords:

Archives, correspondence, diaries, documents, interviews, maps, manuscripts, microfilm, oral history/histories, pamphlets, personal narratives, photographs, pictorial works, sources, speeches. 

Newspapers (UCSB Only)


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