HathiTrust Digital Library is a repository of scanned books contributed from academic institutions all over the United States, including UCLA and the University of California.
HathiTrust has fully indexed every item that has been scanned. This means when you search HathiTrust, it will not only search through the title, author, subjects, etc., but also the full text.
On the HathiTrust's search screen, enter your search terms, click the Full View Only box, and then click Search. This example is for the "Ming dynasty".
On the search results page, find an item and click the Full View link.
From here you have the option of reading the book online and even possibly downloading individual pages or downloading the entire book. Refer to the links on the left column for download availability.
If you choose Download Whole Book (PDF), you may need to provide your UCLA Logon to gain access. Click Login.
Under Partner Institutions, scroll to the University of California, Los Angeles.