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The Science and Engineering Library (SEL) comprises two locations: SEL/Boelter (main location) in 8270 Boelter Hall and SEL/Geology in 4697 Geology Building. The SEL collections include more than a half a million print volumes, subscriptions to nearly 5,400 print or electronic journals, over 55,000 e-books, and a large collection of online technical reports. The library also provides access to online databases covering each physical science and engineering discipline.
Suggestions for additions to the collections are welcome and can be submitted through an online form.
SEL Online Collections
SEL provides significant online collections including e-journals, conference proceedings, e-books, dissertations, standards, technical reports, and databases. Searches of article databases, library catalogs, and search engines offer rapid access to the full-text of thousands of journals via UC e-Links. The SEL website serves as a gateway to online collections.
8270 Boelter Hall; 310.825.4951
SEL/Boelter collects and maintains a research-level collection to meet the information needs of the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science (HSSEAS) and the departments of physics and astronomy, atmospheric and oceanic sciences, chemistry and biochemistry, mathematics, computer science, and statistics. SEL/Boelter is the main library for physical sciences and engineering and is the location for the SEL Research Commons, SEL Learning Commons, course reserves, circulating stacks, and laptop lending.
4697 Geology Building; 310.825.1055
SEL/Geology is strong in geology, geochemistry, geophysics, space physics, planetary science, seismology, and regional geology. All publications of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), publications of western U.S. state geological surveys, and many international geological surveys are collected. The adjoining William C. Putnam Map Collection holds ninety thousand topographic and geologic maps and is a depository for USGS geologic map series and topographic maps for California, Nevada, and Arizona.