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Video: Finding books, articles & course reserves

Library Quick Start 

  1. Your CruzID Gold login will get you access to online Library resources.

  2. Use the yellow Search box on the Library homepage to search for ebooks, articles, and course reserves.

  3. Stuck? Ask Us! You can get research help via chat, email, or Zoom.

Did you know?

 The Library is more than just books and articlesWe also have digital photos, newspapers, historical documents, streaming music, statistics, government information, online exhibits, and more.

The Library offers online workshops and other eventsCheck back throughout the year for podcasting, video editing, and other digital media and research how-tos.

For the most seamless access to Library resources, download, install, and log into the Campus VPNThis will ensure you are authenticated as a UCSC user even when accessing Library-owned materials you discover through Google or other search engines. Watch a short video to learn more about using the VPN.

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