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World history, historiography, and links to regional history guides


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Matt Johnson
A1540C Charles E. Young Research Library
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COVID-19: Library Information, Resources, & Print Access


As part of UCLA's transition to remote instruction, and the Library's necessary decision to close all Library locations, access to print resources and special collections is not available. Please take advantage of electronic resources such as ebooks and article databases. The UCLA community can connect to these online resources off-campus via the VPN or proxy server. Interlibrary loan is still available for electronic journal articles; however, ebooks cannot be borrowed on interlibrary loan. You can also temporarily access digitized print books via HathiTrust, although you cannot download or print these books--only do screenshots.

The library is also extending access to our print collection beyond what's available in HathiTrust through the Pilot Emergency Temporary Digititzation on Request Service (PETDOR). Please review the PETDOR FAQ for guidance on using this service. 

For help with any of our resources, please schedule an appointment with a librarian (audio/video Zoom appointments available), contact your subject librarian directly, or use our 24/7 chat service.    


Alternative Access to Books During Remote Instruction

  • Expanded eBook Access  - Major ebook vendors ProQuestEBSCO, and JSTOR (see links for details) are providing expanded access to ebooks from participating publishers. Access requires authentication. (For help, start with our ebooks tutorial—available as a video or a PDF!) 

History Databases to Start With

Interdisciplinary Databases Covering Historical Research

Guides by Region

For more detail, including primary sources, consult the guides for specific countries or regions.

the Americas


Middle East and Africa

Asia and Oceania

Guides for Specific Time Periods

Guides for Specific Cultural Groups

Guides for Specific Historical Topics