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Use the yellow Search box on our homepage or any of the Library’s subscription databases to find ebooks and online articles, newspapers, music, primary sources, and more.
For books, check HathiTrust. The HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS) provides online access to print books scanned and held by the UC Libraries. See the user guide for details.

For specific journal articles or book chapters, request PDFs through our Interlibrary Loan service.

Tell us what you need! Submit a purchase request or reach out to the librarians for assistance.
Your CruzID Gold login will provide access to the online collections available through the Library website.

For the most seamless access, download, install, and log into the Campus VPN as well. This will ensure you are authenticated as a UCSC user even when accessing Library-owned materials you discover through Google or other search engines.

Learn more about using Nomad and Unpaywall browser extensions to facilitate full-text access.
Start with our research guides for resource recommendations according to subject or major.

Attend one of our online workshops held throughout the quarter covering tools and topics to help you with your research including: archival research, managing citations with Zotero, digital mapping (GIS), text analysis, podcasts, research data management, and video production.
Course Materials: Licensed online Library resources are available for use in your classes including ebooks, journals, and streaming media and films. Contact research@library.ucsc.edu if you don’t see what you need for your class or if you have questions about the resources you find.
 
  • Course Reserves: Use Course Reserves for your assigned online readings to make them easily discoverable by students. Library staff can provide you with a link to add to your course in Canvas.

  • eBooks: If you plan on using a Library-licensed ebook (other than one from JSTOR) as required reading, let the Library know by emailing research@library.ucsc.edu and we will confirm if a multi-user license can be obtained (publishers and authors sometimes limit access to a small number of users or cut off access after a certain number of uses). If the Library cannot obtain such a license, we will work with you to identify an alternate resource.

  • Films: Use the main Library Search to see if we have streaming access to the film you want to use in your class. If we do not have it online, ask us to order it for your class.

  • Open Education Resources: The Library can help instructors to lower student textbooks costs through the use of Open Educational Resources.

Teaching Support: Librarians and archivists are available to consult with faculty developing research assignments on how to best incorporate information literacy skills, digital primary and secondary sources, archives and rare books, digital scholarship methods and technologies, and scholarly communication practices into their courses and research assignments. Reach out to discuss how the Library can support the research assignments in your courses or to request teaching support.
Ready to publish? Librarians can answer your questions on author agreements, copyright, Open Access, and other scholarly communication topics. Email your question or request a consultation with a librarian.
To extend the due date for books in your possession, log into your Library account and renew loans. Email library@ucsc.edu if you need help.

To return books to the Library, use the campus book drops available at both McHenry and the Science & Engineering Library.

To return books by Mail, use the campus mailing address below. If you have questions about items out on your account, email library@ucsc.edu.

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