This guide is designed to help you get started using the UCLA Library. 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 list.
The UCLA Library houses more than twelve million volumes and forty thousand journal subscriptions. Reference librarians are available to help you with your research needs, in-person, on Zoom, by telephone, by email, or by on-line chat.
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.]