UC Library Search provides simple, one-stop searching for books and e-books, articles, digital media, archives and special collections, course reserves, and other content available through the libraries of the University of California system.
- Narrow your search results by Resource Type, Subject, Date and more
- Generate a citation in your preferred format (e.g., APA, AMA, etc.)
- Email a record
- Save item to your favorites
- Export a citation to your chosen reference management tool
- Use Advanced search to build a more complex search
- Sign in using your MyAccess account to:
- View full-text articles and e-books
- Request items from libraries
- Create favorites lists
- Get complete search results
Run a quick search with your own keywords
- Use OR to connect similar concepts
- Use AND to connect different concepts
- Use “quotation marks” to look for an exact phrase
- Use * to find possible endings to a word (i.e., discover* finds discovery, discoveries, etc.)
effect* AND (“conflict management” OR "conflict resolution") AND (simulat* OR "role play")
Note: When building a search with AND and OR, put parentheses around groups of similar concepts joined by OR.
When to use UC Library Search?
When you're getting started on a topic and are unsure which database to use or want to see a wide variety of resources.
Results will include:
- Journal articles
- Conference proceedings
This is not a comprehensive search tool. When your topic is very specific you may also need to use a specialized database on that subject, (see Which Database Should I Use To Start My Search?). To make the most of the UC Library Search, use the Advanced search features or talk to a librarian.