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Honors Collegium 37W: Sampling and Remix: Aesthetics and Politics of Cultural Appropriation

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UC Library Search, the University of California Libraries' new discovery tool, launches on July 27, 2021.  

It will replace the UCLA Library Catalog and Melvyl as the way to discover items across the University of California system.

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Subject Searches in the Library Catalog

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Article Searches: Multidisciplinary Databases

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Connecting from Off-Campus: 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!

If you still need help, you can contact the UCLA IT Support Center at (310) 267-4357 or help@it.ucla.edu. They provide 24/7 phone support.

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Proxy on Mac with Kate
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Remote eBook Roadmap

The UCLA Library has created this tutorial which offers step-by-step instructions for finding and accessing ebooks. There is also a handout version (PDF) of this tutorial.