About UC Library Search
Information about recommending a purchase and Interlibrary Loan
If you don't see what you are looking for (especially regarding course materials, workbooks, or language learning materials), search the
UC Library Search, accessible from the search box on the library's homepage, helps you locate books, film, music, maps, and various other materials at the UC San Diego Library and beyond. It also contains a limited number of online journals and newspaper articles. You may search by keyword, title, and author, and filter your search to what is available online. You can also place an interlibrary loan request through UC Library Search for materials at other UC campuses or libraries worldwide using your Single Sign-On credentials.
UC Library Search does not include all the content to which the Library subscribes. To extend your search, try a database. The database you use depends on the topic or subject you have chosen and the type of information you need to access. You may choose among broad subject areas (e.g., biology, art, political science, etc.), as well as interdisciplinary databases or ones that search across multiple disciplines.
You must also be logged into the VPN to access the information for any database with a blue lock icon.
1. Start with a keyword search in UC Library Search for your topic.
|2. If you haven't already, sign in. Then filter results by "resource type".
3. Locate titles of interest and click on their title. View "Details" to see relevant subject headings/tags. You can search these to find similar title. Click "Virtual Browse" to see other related books nearby.
Can't find a resource in Roger? Borrow it from another library. For free!
If something is not showing up in the library catalog (Roger), the library can borrow it for you from other libraries. For free. And they will have it sent to the UC San Diego Library location of your choice.
Use the “Also Look In” option to the right of your catalog search results..
Once you choose one of these catalogs, it does the search for you automatically. If you see your resource listed, click REQUEST.
NOTE: You will need your library card number to fill out a request
To see a list of annual reviews for your discipline, use UC Library Search - "[subject area] -- annual review".
Some of the e-book collections listed below are focused tightly on one or a few humanities & social science disciplines, while others cover all disciplines broadly (sciences, arts, humanties, social sciences).
Resource unavailable from UC San Diego Library? Borrow it from another library. For free!
If we don't own a particular resource, the Library can borrow it for you from other libraries. For free. And they will have it sent to the UC San Diego Library location of your choice.
Do a search in UC Library Search. If it is unavailable, you will receive an option to "Request through Interlibrary Loan" in the "How to get it" section.