The UCLA Library subscribes to about a thousand online databases! This guide is designed to help you...
In Library terminology, a "database" is pretty much any online source of information which has a search engine. Some common types include:
It's also important to note that many of our database licenses are selective: we often subscribe to only a portion of the content available on a given site. Just as we don't purchase copies of every book and journal in print, we don't subscribe to every e-book or online jourrnal available!
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.
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