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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 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.

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Archives & Manuscripts
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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.
On Wednesday, June 5, 2019, the UCLA Music Library, UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, and the... more
  UCLA’s Arts Library is likely not the first place that comes to mind when looking for resources... more
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2019 Library Prize for Undergraduate Research Prize,... more
Spring 2019
Our Spring 2019 issue of Inside the Science Libraries is out now! This issue features: Research and... more
Interview
An interview with recent alumna, Hayley Bricker Hayley Bricker graduated from UCLA in 2018 with a B... more

Highlights

On February 28 the University of California has made the difficult decision to end negotiations with Elsevier on a new contract for its package of journals.
Have a research question? Library staff are available to help at every stage of the research process. Schedule an appointment, drop-in, e-mail, or call with your questions.
The UCLA Library Special Collections location on the A level of the Charles E. Young Research Library is now open until 8 p.m. each Wednesday during regular academic sessions.
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."