Material and Resources

Library Resources

What UCI Librarians Can offer
UCI Social Science librarians are available for course-focused research workshops and individual research consultations over Zoom. Librarians can also investigate eBook availability and provide resources to assist in coursework and research through their online research guides.

1. Virtual Workshops [Live]
Your librarian can lead workshops tailored to your assignment(s), either during or beyond class. Librarians teach students how to improve their research techniques and leverage the UCI Libraries’ resources, so students turn in rigorously researched assignments for better grades.

  • A workshop can run from 15-60 minutes. A typical workshop is 30 minutes.
  • Your librarian can lead multiple workshops to introduce different and/or more advanced elements of information literacy. Please contact your librarian to discuss instruction with them.
  • During class: Faculty, if you use Zoom, please send the link to your librarian, who will join the meeting at the appropriate time and share their screen.
  • Beyond class: Faculty, please tell your librarian when the majority of students would be available for a live workshop beyond class. Your librarian would then host a Zoom meeting and share the link.

2. Virtual Consultations [Live]
Your librarian can answer research questions through virtual consultations, email, and phone. Visit each librarian’s research guide(s) (below) to see their availability for virtual appointments.

3. eBooks
To request e-versions of books, please email your librarian. Not all ebook vendors sell their books to libraries. Your librarian will try to acquire materials quickly, and they update you ASAP if an eBook is not available

4. Online Resources
Librarians’ research guides point to a wide variety of credible resources (i.e. databases, journals, eBooks, government and think-tank websites, etc.) that aid in people in coursework and research:


Your Social Science Librarians

Nicole Carpenter |  Email:
Brian Williams |  Email:
Richard Cho |  Email:
Joshua Hutchinson |  Email:
Annette Buckley |  Email:


Additional Online Video Resources

Videos can be found for general topics, use the following links to browse for the material you need:


Department Specific Resources

Chicano/Latino Studies
Global and International Studies
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Political Science
Psychology and Cognitive Sciences


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