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Africa and the New Imperialism documents the period of rapid colonial expansion by European powers across the African continent during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Includes rare printed works, diaries and journals, correspondence, maps, photographs, and film footage.
American Energy Society This link opens in a new window
The American Energy Society is the largest association for energy professionals. Providing non-partisan energy news, insights, and professional development opportunities, AES is a trusted voice with a mission to solve the world's greatest energy and environmental challenges. AES represents over 135,000 energy professionals in every field and sector in academia, national laboratories, government, and industry in the United States and internationally. Timely reports, meetings and conferences, education programs, and services empower our members to pursue a more just and sustainable energy future.

Note: You must create an account on the American Energy Society site using a email address to activate your membership.
Apuleius Online This link opens in a new window
This online publication offers the text of Apuleius' Metamorphoses, along with the acclaimed Groningen Commentary Series to this text, and an English translation. Additionally, the texts of Pro se de Magia and Florida are included as well as commentaries for both works by Vincent Hunink.
Behind the Scenes of the Civil Rights Movements This link opens in a new window
Covering primarily the 1950s and 1960s, this database provides access to primary source documents that focus on how ordinary citizens in smaller communities viewed, participated in and lived through this historical era. When completed in 2025, the collection will include letters, general correspondence, logs, demonstration plan outlines, transportation logs and plans, meetings, worship services, photographs, newsletters, news reels, interviews and musical recordings from Black, Latine, Native American and Asian American Pacific.
Islander communities.
Bloomsbury Food Studies Archive This link opens in a new window
Alternate Name(s): Food Studies
Bloomsbury is a leading publisher of forward-looking research, textbooks and reference works on food. This collection brings together titles from the archive which display in-depth scholarship on all aspects of food studies.
Bloomsbury History: Theory & Method This link opens in a new window
Alternate Name(s): History Theory and Method
Bloomsbury History: Theory and Method is an educational resource dedicated to historiography and the examination of historical theory and methods using a global approach. Discover 134 exclusive articles by authors based in 25 different countries, a 4-volume major reference work on the global history of historiography and 61 eBooks.
Comprehensive overview of 20th century surrealist movements, including coverage of painting, literature, film, photography, music, theatre, architecture, fashion and design.
Brepolis Cross Database Searchtool This link opens in a new window
Alternate Name(s): Brepolis CDS, CDS, CDS for LTT
This interface allows the user to search various Brepolis Latin full-text databases simultaneously, namely the Library of Latin Texts, Monumenta Germaniae Historica, Archive of Celtic-Latin Literature and the Aristoteles Latinus Database.
Brill's Companions to Classical Studies Online This link opens in a new window
An expanding series of handbooks on a wide variety of subjects and persons from Classical Antiquity, and their reception in European culture. UCLA subscribes to Companions to Classical Studies Online I-V.
E-book collection of specially commissioned research companions in early modern and modern history. UCLA subscribes to titles in Early Modern and Modern History Online I and II.
E-book collection of specially commissioned research companions covering the Byzantine and medieval periods. UCLA subscribes to titles in Companions to Late Antiquity and Medieval Studies I and II.
Broadcasting America This link opens in a new window
This resource enables research into the development of mass broadcasting through the papers of pioneer David Sarnoff. Sarnoff’s work with RCA pushed the company to become a broadcasting, home media and technological powerhouse of the twentieth century. The bulk of the material spans the 1920s to the 1970s, representing the decades of David Sarnoff’s career at RCA. Some additional content covers pre-1920s broadcasting developments, and the final years of RCA before its sale in 1986.
Alternate Name(s): Geschichte der Arabischen Litteratur
This online publication is the English translation of Brockelmann's famous Geschichte der Arabischen Litteratur (GAL). Brockelmann's work offers bio-bibliographic information about works written in Arabic and their authors, with an emphasis on the classical period.
Business Plans Handbook This link opens in a new window
Actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses. Presents sample plans taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries which serve as examples of how to approach, structure and compose business plans. Part of Gale eBooks collection. UCLA owns volume 38 (2017) through volume 56 (2023).
Makes available materials from 27 Colonial Office file classes from The National Archives, UK. Covering the history of the various territories under British colonial governance from 1624 to 1870, this resource includes administrative documentation, trade and shipping records, minutes of council meetings, and details of plantation life, colonial settlement, imperial rivalries across the region, and the growing concern of absentee landlords.
This collection of Foreign Office Files provides a comprehensive history of key events across Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos during a period of political upheaval, civil unrest and escalating conflict. Published in two sections, Conflict in Indochina explores the rising tension across Indochina after 1959.
Critical Collective This link opens in a new window
Online initiative by art curator and critic Gayatri Sinha, working towards building knowledge in the visual and cinematic arts in India. Includes essays, e-books, and other writing about exhibitions, art history, and lens-based arts such as photography and film.
Dar-Almandumah This link opens in a new window
Alternate Name(s): al-Manẓūmah, Dar Almandumah
Provides access to a series of databases with full-text content of Arabic scientific conferences, dissertations, and academic journals from 1921 to present day. Includes the following: EduSearch, HumanIndex, IslamicInfo, AraBase, EcoLink, and Mandumah Dissertations.
Digital Theatre+ This link opens in a new window
DT+ includes streaming video of plays and performances produced on the contemporary British and American stage, interviews with professional practitioners and masterclasses on technique, study guides on classic works, and pedagogical guides for the classroom and theater production.
Digital Theater+, Digital Theatre Plus, Digital Theater Plus, DigitalTheatre+, DigitalTheater+, DT+
docLogica This link opens in a new window
Alternate Name(s): Doc Logica
docLogica is a comprehensive, searchable database of disease characteristics and test accuracies. Users must register an account using their UCLA email address.
Comprising 2000 entries, Brill’s Encyclopedia of Critical Understanding in Education is a fully searchable database presenting comprehensive and accurate portraits of the various disciplines related to critical thinking and understanding in Educational Research.
This online publication offers the complete critical edition of Eustathius’ Commentary on the Iliad by Marchinus van der Valk, printed in 4 volumes by Brill (Commentarii ad Homeri Iliadem pertinentes ad fidem Codicis Laurentiani editi, 1971-1987), as well as a new critical edition of Eustathius’ Commentary on the Odyssey, edited by Eric Cullhed (University of Uppsala) and S. Douglas Olson (University of Minnesota).
This online publication offers a new text edition of the Byzantine scholar and rhetorician Eustathius of Thessalonica’s Commentary on the Odyssey, composed during the latter half of the twelfth century CE.The Commentary collects material from a wide range of different sources which explain or expand on words, phrases and ideas in the Homeric epic.
French Revolutionary Opinions Online This link opens in a new window
The French Revolutionary Opinions Online collection presents the entire corpus of all public interventions by representatives in the National Convention during the trial of King Louis XVI from November 1792 to January 1793. A six-volume compilation of speeches and interventions during the trial constitutes the nucleus of the collection.
The Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Oman and Central Arabia is one of the most important European primary sources for the study of the modern Gulf region from the 17th to the early 20th century. The Gazetteer offers the fullest account of the state of knowledge of the region in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and as such is both an unique and important tool for researchers.
Global Think Tanks (via Policy Commons) This link opens in a new window
A collection of objective, fact-based research from the world’s leading policy experts, think tanks, IGOs and NGOs: policy reports, briefs, analyses, working papers, and datasets.
History Vault This link opens in a new window
UC-wide trial to selected History Vault modules, including content derived from primary source digitized microfilm that is cross-searchable. Modules include Civil Rights and the Black Freedom Struggle; Southern Life, Slavery, and the Civil War; American Indians and the American West; American Politics and Society; International Relations and Military Conflicts; Women's Studies; Workers, Labor Unions, and Radicals; Latinx History; Revolutionary War and Early America. More information on History Vault sets available online.
Integrum Profi Central Press This link opens in a new window
Alternate Name(s): Integrum Profi Moscow Press
INTEGRUM™ Profi is the largest archive of mass-media sources from Russia and the former Soviet Union with a range of analytical tools that help to draw the digital portrait of Russia and the ex-USSR countries. The archive contains Moscow and Russian regional newspapers and magazines, on-line, TV and radio sources as well as media sources from the CIS and some other countries with the archive of some of them back to the late 1980s - early 1990s. All the documents can be automatically translated into English. Today the archive contains 120,000 sources and their number is constantly growing.

Integrum Profi User Manual
Interwar Culture This link opens in a new window
Alternate Name(s): Interwar Culture Module I
Includes popular and lesser-known periodicals published during the interwar period (1919-1939). With articles covering culture, entertainment, fashion, home and family life, world current affairs, class, social and welfare issues, these historically significant and highly visual magazines provide a rich insight into these dynamic yet turbulent decades.
Library of Latin Texts This link opens in a new window
Alternate Name(s): LTT
The LLT is the world’s leading database for Latin texts, offering texts from the beginnings of Latin literature down to the present day. The present version of the LLT contains more than 143 million words, drawn from 5,442 works and 5,084 diplomatic charters; 4,275 works are attributed to 1,316 authors; 1,167 figure under their titles 4,281 works are taken from the LLT-A, 1,161 works and the 5,804 charters from the LLT-B.
Life at Sea This link opens in a new window
Explores the lives of seafarers in the Anglo-American maritime world during the period 1600-1900. The emphasis of the resource is largely on narrative content, giving accounts of life onboard a variety of ocean-going vessels, including merchant and naval vessels, whalers, and pirate ships.
Market Share Reporter This link opens in a new window
Provides compilations of reported market share data for companies, products, and services for the U.S. and international markets. Each of more than 3,600 entries per volume provides a descriptive title; data and market description; both SIC and NAICS industry code classification numbers; a list of producers/products along with their market share; citation of the original source(s); and more. Part of the Gale Directory Library. Access is for the 33rd edition (2023) and the 27th edition (2017).
Mindscape Commons This link opens in a new window
Mindscape Commons is the world’s first online resource for immersive and interactive content in mental health. It presents and documents nearly 200 VR experiences, as well as some serious games and apps, for teaching and research in counseling, social work, psychology, health sciences, and related programs.
Morgan & Claypool Publishers Synthesis Series This link opens in a new window
The M&C Synthesis Series is a collection of lectures available online, including an electronic book format that synthesizes an important research or development topic, authored by a prominent contributor to the field.
Muslims in Russia Online This link opens in a new window
Collection that documents the Russian Muslim population from the period 1861-1918. It presents works written by and about Muslims, gathered from various libraries in Russia.
Neighborhood Change Database This link opens in a new window
Alternate Name(s): NCBD
Neighborhood Change Database (NCDB) gives users instant access to US Census data from 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000, and 2010 at the census tract level. The NCDB contains 1970, 1980, 1990, and 2000 Long Form data and the 2010 Summary File 1 and 2010 American Community Survey (ACS) data with details such as: population, household, and housing characteristics, income, poverty status, education level, employment, housing costs, immigration, and other variables.

A user guide can be found here.
Noor Digital Library This link opens in a new window
Alternate Name(s): NoorLib, NoorLibs
Noor Digital Library is a website affiliated to Computer Research Center of Islamic Sciences. It identifies and offers digital books of humanities and Islamic knowledge, with access to scientific texts and resources.
NoorMags This link opens in a new window
Alternate Name(s): Noor Specialized Magazines Website
Noor Specialized Magazines Website is among a series of websites launched by Computer Research Center of Islamic Sciences. It is intended to identify and electronically publish specialized journals on Islamic sciences and the humanities.
North American City Reports (via Policy Commons) This link opens in a new window
Full text of surveys, budgets, statistical records, case studies, planning documents, training manuals, policy guidelines, reports, and news from the five hundred largest cities in North America. It also includes select materials from hundreds of related agencies and non-governmental organizations.
OverDrive This link opens in a new window
Alternate Name(s): Libby

UCLA Library offers a curated collection of e-books and audiobooks from OverDrive, and current issues of selected popular press magazines. Materials may be accessed through UC Library Search, UCLA’s OverDrive portal, or through the Libby app, which allows readers to use materials across their personal devices and offline.

Alternate Name(s): Architecture Planning and Preservation
Oxford Bibliographies: Architecture, Planning, and Preservation uncovers a wealth of sources for the study of the built environment while also providing essential guidance in navigating the wide range of material, both print and online.
Oxford Bibliographies Online: Classics This link opens in a new window
Oxford Bibliographies Online: Classics has access to key primary source texts and a range of electronic resources. Oxford Bibliographies in Classics provides students and scholars with a reliable resources, and helpful search tools to find the right sources in all media
Policy Commons This link opens in a new window
Policy Commons is a one-stop community platform for research and grey literature from the policy experts, nonpartisan think tanks, IGOs, and NGOs. It covers many disciplines—agriculture, energy, pharmaceuticals, diversity, crime, history, area studies, economics, sociology, political science, health, climate, diversity, sustainable development, and more.
Research Methods - Primary Sources This link opens in a new window
Designed as a tool to support students of the humanities and social sciences, Research Methods Primary Sources introduces the key approaches to working with source materials and historical evidence.
Royal Shakespeare Company Archives This link opens in a new window
Royal Shakespeare Company Archives provides a comprehensive record of the performance history of the Royal Shakespeare Company and its predecessor, the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre. Browse and compare almost 1,400 prompt books to uncover how productions took shape, and explore the creative process behind the company's most important presentations in extensive additional documentation including production records, costume designs, music files and photographs.
Designed to facilitate the start-up, development, and growth of specific small businesses, as well as similar listings for general small business topics. Entries are provided on a state-by-state basis; also included are relevant U.S. federal government agencies and branch offices. The library currently owns the 40th edition (2023).
Sources Chrétiennes Online This link opens in a new window
Alternate Name(s): Sources Chretiennes Online
“Sources Chrétiennes Online” forms the digital, searchable counterpart to the well-known “Sources Chrétiennes” series, based in Lyon and published by Éditions du Cerf, Paris. By 2025, the database will incorporate the source texts from the more than 600 printed volumes, in Latin, Greek, Syriac, Armenian and Georgian, sided by French translations and allowing for targeted and filtered searches.
Swank Digital Campus This link opens in a new window
Trial through 6/30/2024 to fifty selected streaming video titles from Swank Digital Campus, including both contemporary and classic major motion pictures. Films are licensed for use by individual researchers, and class screenings/reserves.
Variety Intelligence Platform (VIP +) This link opens in a new window
Full-text database providing analysis, market research, and data for film, television, and digital entertainment. Includes special reports covering such topics as digital marketing and publishers, streaming, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence. Also includes daily commentary on news and industry trends and corporate analysis.
Includes the British Film Institute’s Victorian Film Collection and the Mitchell and Kenyon Collection, as well as a selection of special early large format films. This material provides a glimpse into the lives of the late Victorians and Edwardians captured between 1895 and 1913 by some of Britain’s earliest film pioneers and innovators.
World Christian Encyclopedia Online This link opens in a new window
Online version of the 3rd edition of the World Christian Encyclopedia, which documents the changing status of World Christianity over the past 120 years from historical and social scientific perspectives.
Zhenben Full Text Discovery This link opens in a new window
Indexes Chinese public documents and digitized collections developed by higher education and research institutions, with links to the freely available full-text materials on third party websites. Included are government documents published by Chinese central government and ministries, Chinese rare books from China Academic Digital Associative Library, Si ku quan shu from Japan Kanseki Repository, Overseas Chinese Archives digitized by the State Library New South Wales, historical newspapers from East View Global Press Archive, and digitized maps from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.