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Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences 13: Natural Disasters

Finding Books and More in the UCLA Library Catalog

At UCLA there are two different library catalogs to search for materials:

Tips for Book Searching

When searching for books in the UCLA Library Catalog, here are a few strategies:

  • Do a Keyword search using terms or phrases (put whole phrases in "quotation marks").
  • If you have the title of a book you want, do a Title search.
  • If you find a useful book, click on the Subject(s) to get a list of subject headings that will lead to other books on the same topic.
  • Use a question mark to find all words that share a root. Searching for american? will retrieve american and americans.
  • If you already have a book or article on your topic, use its bibliography to find others on the same topic.