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Try ArticlesPlus! UCLA Library has launched a new discovery product to search articles—and more! ArticlesPlus is powered by the Summon search engine from Proquest and returns a list of relevancy-ranked results. It searches across UCLA Library subscribed content such as articles, e-books, streaming media, dissertations, newspapers, and more. ArticlesPlus searches full-text content as well as citations from a wide variety of sources.
Why Search ArticlesPlus?
- A single box searches across the spectrum of Library subscription content
- Access to a variety of source types and materials
- Direct links to online content
- Starting research on an unfamiliar or interdisciplinary topic
- Finding both peer-reviewed and popular press articles
- Includes "Best Bets" recommendations for resources related to a search
What Does ArticlesPlus Search?
ArticlesPlus searches many millions of scholarly articles, newspaper articles, e-books, government documents, and more. It draws from many of the full text and article indexing databases, as well as digital repositories and other open-access archives on the web. For a complete list of publishers, please see the Participating Publishers list. Currently, it does not search the UCLA Library Catalog.
Keep in Mind...
- ArticlesPlus searches many but not all library resources
- Searching discipline focused databases on in-depth topics will usually lead to more precise results for a specific subject area
- Searching the Library Catalog directly will help you find a specific item owned by UCLA Library (book, journal title, DVD, manuscript, etc.) that you do not see in ArticlesPlus
- Searching Melvyl will help you find and request a specific item owned by one of the UC libraries
- For access to the digitized finding aids for our extensive archives and manuscripts collections, search the Online Archive of California (OAC)
- Use the UCLA Library Catalog to access your library account (renew books, place holds, etc.)
General Public Access to ArticlesPlus
While the ArticlesPlus search functionality is open to everyone, access to the full-text of the articles is governed by licenses we sign with publishers. Most of those restrict full-text access to current students, faculty and staff with the ability to exhibit a UCLA IP address. However, if you visit the UCLA Library in person and use one of the public computers, you will be able to access the available full-text.
What Are Future Plans for ArticlesPlus?
Currently, ArticlesPlus searches the UCLA Library's subscription resources, including selected article databases, e-books, and more. The Library is exploring the inclusion of more local content, such as the UCLA Library Catalog and Library Digital Collections.
|Content Type||Melvyl||ArticlesPlus||Best Bet?|
|All UC Catalogs||Yes||No||Melvyl|
|Video||Yes||Yes||neither is optimal, see Research Guide|
|Images||Yes||Yes||neither is optimal, see Research Guide|
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