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SE 104W - Community Archiving in Social Ecology - Winter 2022: Home

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This course highlights the process of retaining history and how to document it through community archiving, oral history and ethnography.  The ultimate outcome will be contributions to UCI's Special Collections from student experiences during COVID-19.  Themes may include:

  • personal experiences and observations of self & family, friends & peers
  • reshaping of cultural practices
  • student experiences of social justice issues
  • exploring how to better share underrepresented voices in archival records

This may be achieved by:

  • conducting oral histories, interviews
  • engaging in ethnographic outreach by writing up fieldnotes, producing &  compiling supporting documentation - timelogs, transcriptions, abstracts, narrator biographies, recipes, photographs, artwork, collages, reflections & impressions, stories and other outputs
  • learning more about research ethics and informed consent

The archive project will be a Google Folder Portfolio and this guide will offer ways to approach and populate that.  In order to prepare that students will develop an Portfolio Reflection Paper.

Connecting from Off-Campus

Most listed resources are licensed and require the VPN and DUO to authenticate you as part of the UCI community when working remotely from off-campus.  Make sure you have activated all your devices and can test their connections at the above link.  Contact OIT at 949-824-2222 for additional assistance (24x7).

APA Style Manual, 7th ed., 2020

The latest APA Style Manual is only available in print.  The following resources offer you explanations & examples and supplement the most current edition.


Additional Research Guides

The following Research Guides will direct you to specific resources that may be helpful:

Subject Headings to research COVID

The following subject headings will serve as descriptors or keywords to find materials in UC Library Search or other databases:


Liaison Librarian

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Julia Gelfand
Office: Science Library 228

Phone: 949-824-4971