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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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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.

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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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