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STEM - General Research Guide: Find Books/Ebooks

UC Library Search

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 journal and newspaper articles. You may search by keyword, title, and author, and filter your search to what is available online, or peer-reviewed articles. 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 for articles, try a database like Web of Science or Academic Search Complete.

The Roger and Melvyl catalogs were retired on July 27, 2021.

Below are the largest collections of science/engineering ebooks. More subject specific ebook collections are listed on their associated subject guides (for example: mathematics, computer science and electrical engineering). Some collections also include journals, and they all search down to the book/article text, so simple 1-2 word searches will bring up too many results.