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Mines and Mining Resources for Southern California

Access to Print Resources (as of 3/20/20)

 

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.    

    

About

This publication is a guide to locating resources on mining information particularly with reference to Southern California and ImperialInyoKernLos AngelesRiversideSan Bernardino and San Diego counties. This guide is not exhaustive and the references at the ends of all publications should also be consulted. These publications can be found in many university libraries and libraries which are part of the national government library depository program.

BOOKS and REPORTS can be located by using on-line library catalogs, using subject headings: Mineral Industries; Mines and Mineral Resources: Mining Claims; Mining Districts; Mining Engineering; Mining Geology; Mining Law; or Mining Machinery. Mines and Mineral Resources can also have geographic additions by county and state. Also specific minerals can be searched by subject, but to prevent overload searches, restrict by state or county.

MINING CLAIM INFORMATION is recorded at the County Recorders Office in the respective county. Telephone numbers are listed in Discovery Location Recordation and Assessment Work for Mining Claims and Sites in California. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) also has microfiche copies of Federal Land Status Maps which are searchable by township and range.

Abbreviations used hereafter are:

California Division of Mines and Geology - C.D.M.G.;
U.S. Geological Survey - U.S.G.S.

VPN & Proxy Tutorials

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!

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