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What am I searching?
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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What am I searching?
UCLA Library Catalog provides information about the holdings of the UCLA Library, the Southern Regional Library Facility (SRLF), and specialized collections across campus. It includes journals, and periodicals by title, but it does not contain journal article titles or authors.

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What am I searching?
ArticlesPlus searches many millions of scholarly articles, newspaper articles, e-books, government documents, and more. It combines hundreds of online databases (like JSTOR and Web of Science) into a single search box. See more about ArticlesPlus.

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Where else can I search?
What am I searching?
Database titles and descriptions of what the database contains. The majority are licensed, subscription titles and will require a computer to be configured for off-campus access if not being accessed from on campus. If you do not find the database you are seeking, try searching the UCLA Library Catalog or Research Guides.

Other Search Options
Find Databases by Subject
A-Z List of Databases

What am I searching?
The titles and abbreviations of journals subscribed to electronically by the UCLA Library and linked to article databases and Google Scholar. To find journal articles by title and author, use Citation Linker.

Other Search Options
A-Z e-Journal Titles
Locate the Article from Your Citation
Browse Scholarly Journals with BrowZine

Research Guides
What am I searching?
Subject and course guides that compile useful databases, digital library collections, and research strategies. Featured below are Research Guides helping you stay informed and equipped during your remote research:

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Archives & Manuscripts
What am I searching?
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.

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The Library remains committed to empowering Bruin scholarship in these challenging times. Take a virtual walk through research, writing, tech and course resources available remotely.
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In memory of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and all those whose lives were cut short unjustly, UCLA Library stands on the side of justice and equality.
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The Library offers UCLA researchers and instructors digitization and shipping of select materials via PETDOR and PETDOR + Mail to bolster time-sensitive research and learning activities. Please see our FAQ to learn more.
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Each week, the UCLA Film & Television Archive staff recommend classic and contemporary movies and TV shows that are available for viewing online.
The UCLA Digital Library Programs invites users to explore distinctive and international open access materials from Library holdings, such as this image from the Andrew West Photographs of the Guelaguetza, 1982-1985.
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OpenUCLA, a Centennial Initiative, seeks to create a better future by removing barriers to research and scholarship.