Most of the links on these pages go to subscription sources which are accessible from any computer on campus. All campus wireless networks (eduroam, UCLA_WIFI, or UCLA_WEB) provide access to online subscription content.
UCLA students, faculty, and staff can access these sites from off-campus using either the UCLA VPN Client (a program you install on your computer) or Bruin Online Proxy Server (a simple setting in your browser). To set up an iPAD, follow the instructions for the iPhone. Off-campus access will require Multi-Factor Authentication in addition to a Bruin ID and Password. If you need help setting up your computer, contact the UCLA IT Support Center at (310) 267-4357 or email@example.com . They answer the phone 24/7 and are very helpful.
[NOTE: If you are using a Mac, you may need to use Chrome or Firefox, not Safari, to read some of the pdf material.]
This guide is designed to help you get started using the UCLA Library. There are many resources to explore and that can help you with your academics and research.
It is not subject-specific - you can select other guides that have been created for a class or a discipline. Click on Research Guides at the top of this page to get to the complete list.
The UCLA Library houses more than fourteen million volumes and forty thousand journal subscriptions. Research assistants are available to help you with your research needs, in-person, by telephone, email, and on-line chat. We're here to help!
The Library's online subscription resources can always be accessed from computers and wireless networks on campus. However, off-campus access is restricted to current UCLA, students, faculty, and staff who have set up their computer using one of the methods below. Click on the other tabs to see how four Bruins got their computers set up and ready to go for remote access!
If you still need help, you can contact the UCLA IT Support Center at (310) 267-4357 or firstname.lastname@example.org. They provide 24/7 phone support.
"I chose VPN for my mac because I need to be able to access the full text of articles on different browsers." - Natalie, Environmental ScienceDownload a UCLA VPN
"I chose VPN because I like the security it provides and the control it gives me as a user to manually enable or disable it when I'm browsing online." - Michael, Public AffairsDownload a UCLA VPN
"I chose VPN because it is really simple to use!" - Nadia, Public AffairsDownload a UCLA VPN
"I chose Proxy because I prefer logging in through a web browser without having to download any software on my computer." - Kate, Ethnic StudiesProxy Server
Check out a virtual orientation of UCLA Library to learn more about the general services and resources available to you!
This includes information on accessing resources online, technology support (checking out mifis, laptops, etc.), scheduling an online research appointment, fun online events at the library, and more!!