Getting Started: Information Research Tips

Introductory help in learning how to identify, locate, evaluate, and use information effectively and ethically for research assignments.

General Interdisciplinary Databases

The databases listed here and in the following boxes are a very select list of those that the UCLA Library subscribes to. If you want to look for others, go to Databases by Subject and click through to your discipline (political science, sociology, history, chemistry, etc.)

Social Sciences and Humanities Databases

Science and Engineering Databases

Los Angeles Public Library

Not all articles are available in databases that UCLA subscribes to. The Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) has a number of databases available to anyone with an LAPL library card.

The most useful database to try searching is Proquest Central (includes Proquest Newsstand and Research Library) -- UCLA subscribes to neither title.