Access Collections

Not sure where to begin? Start your research with some popular resources from UCLA Library.

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    Avalon provides authenticated access to streaming audio and video collections. Some content is only available after signing in.
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    A-Z Databases

    Find the best library databases for your research.
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    Discover digital collections from all ten UC campuses and other important libraries, archives and museums throughout the state.
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    Center for Research Libraries

    The Center for Research Libraries has compiled a catalog emphasizing materials produced outside the United States, especially publications and archives from developing regions.
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    Databases by Subject

    Browse our recommended databases by discipline or subject.
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    An open data publishing platform, Dryad allows UC researchers to archive and publish their data for free.
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    E-books at UCLA

    Looking for an e-book? Browse our collections by database. In addition to scholarly collections, access popular sources through Libby by OverDrive.
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    This platform serves the scholarly publishing needs of all ten UC campuses, with an emphasis on open access.
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    Film & Television Archive Collections

    Learn about the moving image media holdings that are available for onsite research and how to make an appointment.
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    This collaborative digital repository of books includes content digitized through the Google Books project, the Internet Archive digitization initiative and individual libraries.
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    Instructional Media Collections and Services

    This UCLA service circulates physical media and films to instructors, faculty and researchers.
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    Library Digital Collections

    Rare and unique items from the UCLA Library and contributing institutions, viewable on the Library Digital Collections site and made available with IIIF functionality for research and instruction.
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    Library Research Guides

    Our research guides help users of all backgrounds discover resources by subject, course, format or topic.
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    Online Archive of California (OAC)

    OAC provides access to descriptions of more than 300 California institutions’ archives and primary resource collections, including UCLA Library.
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    UCLA Dataverse

    Discover how you can preserve your research for the long term here at UCLA.
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    UCLA Library Center for Oral History Research

    UCLA's Center for Oral History Research collects oral history interviews related to the history the Los Angeles metropolitan region and Southern California on the whole.
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    UCLA Library Special Collections Research Guides

    Use our subject guides to browse Library Special Collections materials by discipline.
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    UC Library Search

    Locate books, journal articles, course reserves and other content at UCLA, other UC schools and beyond.
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    Containing materials from across the world, WorldCat houses the collections of thousands of libraries.

Associated Topics

  • Explore Collections

    Explore a curated selection of physical and digital library materials to get familiar with our world-class collections.
  • Research Help

    We're here to help! Library staff can support your research journey with a variety of services, tools and resources.