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Conducting Literature Research at UCLA

This research guide will point you toward online research resources and strategies available to you as scholars doing literary research at UCLA. You will also find help locating analog resources (e.g. print, microfilm, audiovisual) in our library catalogs.

Visit this guide regularly to check for upcoming library workshops and events, as well as newly acquired resources to help you in your research process.

If your area of research is comparative or focused on non-English literatures, consider also contacting the appropriate area studies guide or subject specialist.

Online Catalogs

To find books in the UCLA Library and beyond, use the following catalogs:

  • UCLA Library Catalog
    Contains information about materials owned by the UCLA Library and other UCLA collections.
    Does not contain full-text articles or article citations.
  • Melvyl  
    Contains resources from all the UC Libraries and libraries around the world, including books, journals, media, government publications, maps, electronic databases, digitized books and more.
    Contains selected full-text articles and citations for articles indexed in British Library Serials; Elsevier; ERIC (education); JSTOR (a wide range of subjects); MEDLINE (medicine and health); GPO (U.S. government publications); and ArticleFirst (a wide range of subjects).
  • WorldCat
    Contains the holdings of thousands of libraries worldwide. Citations for books, journals, manuscripts, maps, music scores, sound recordings, films, computer files, newspapers, slides, videotapes, etc., in a variety of languages.

Major Online Sources

These online sources are good places to start your literature-related research. For quick reference, hold your mouse over a link for a brief description of the resource.

For more suggested sources, go to the tabs at the top of the page.


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