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Are you a new sciences graduate student?  Drop by the Science and Engineering Library Research... more
The extensive Arabic and Syriac manuscripts of St. Catherine’s Monastery of the Sinai will become... more
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UCLA Library Special Collections offers research fellowships to visiting scholars and UCLA graduate students to support their use of special collections materials. Amounts range from $500 to $5,000. The application deadline is November 1, 2018.
The extensive Arabic and Syriac manuscripts of St. Catherine’s Monastery of the Sinai will become accessible to scholars around the world with the support of a $980,000 grant from Arcadia to the UCLA Library.
On a dark and stormy night in a villa on Lake Geneva, Mary Shelley conceived Victor Frankenstein and his monster. Two hundred years later, her timeless novel celebrates its bicentenary in this exhibit in the Charles E. Young Research Library.
Search the Digital Collections for images, audio, video, and text selected from the breadth of Library holdings. This image is a detail from the "Lyrical Map of the Concept of Los Angeles."