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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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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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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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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.

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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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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
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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.

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Dear Bruin Community: Finding and borrowing resources from libraries across the UC system is about... more about UC Library Search: Coming Soon to UCLA
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Dear Bruins,  UCLA Library is offering a new series of virtual research and digital technologies... more about Library Virtual Research and Digital Technologies Workshops


UCLA Library Anti-Racism Initiative Update
In the wake of a nationwide reckoning with racism and racial violence, the UCLA Library embarked on an Anti-Racism Initiative (ARI) to uncover and understand how systemic racism and oppression operate within the Library.
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May Hong HaDuong, who has served in the film archiving world for more than 15 years, becomes the fourth director in the organization’s 55-year history and the first woman and person of color to lead the film archive, a division of UCLA Library.
UCLA Library is one on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
All locations and voices across the Library are now sharing content on unified Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts! Follow /uclalibrary on each platforms for daily updates on the Library’s resources and initiatives.
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.
Space is the Place
The grant will support "Science Fiction Against the Margins," a screening series and anthology of scholarship exploring independent and international sci-fi filmmaking.
Russell Johnson and Marty Brennan, 2019 award recipients
The award recognizes excellence in librarianship that furthers the teaching and research mission of UCLA and responds to the intellectual, informational, and cultural needs of the university community. The nomination deadline is Friday, March 12, 2021.
Mosaic ceiling of Powell Library main reading room
A new quarterly series of online exhibitions featuring thematic selections from the Powell Library print collections, the Library's online collections, and the open web.