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Melvyl provides information about articles, books, journals and other materials held by UCLA, other University of California (UC) campuses, and libraries worldwide. This search is limited to University of California Libraries, but can be changed via a pulldown search limit on the results screen. Many records contain links to full-text articles from selected databases.

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The Online Archive of California (OAC) is a Web-accessible, digital gateway to information about materials such as manuscripts, photographs, and works of art held in libraries, museums, archives, and other institutions across California, including UCLA. The OAC allows patrons to view finding aids, i.e., inventories of collection content, which provide detailed information about collection content that is readily accessible and searchable.


Congratulations to this year's winners! This prestigious award honors excellence as exemplified by the use of library collections in an outstanding research project or paper.
One indelible image of modern dance icon Martha Graham performing “Letter to the World” ranks among the most famous dance photographs ever taken.
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Search the UCLA Library's Digital Collections for images, audio, video, and text selected from the breadth of the Library's holdings. This 2001 image by Lawrence Weiner is from the Art Department Digital Image Collection.
Calling all UCLA leisure readers, bookworms and bibliophiles! From June through September, the... more
The UCLA Library is pleased to announce that the winner of this year’s LAUC-LA Librarian of the... more
The Ahmanson Foundation has awarded a major grant to the UCLA Library to fund key aspects of the... more
National Diversity in Libraries Conference 2016 - Bridges to Inclusion Early registration is now... more
Stressed about finals? Stop by the Science and Engineering Library and the Biomedical Library ... more