An excellent multidisciplinary database that indexes articles in popular magazines and scholarly journals. A great starting point for undergraduate research on all topics.
Provides full-text information and perspectives from U.S. and international sources, offering diverse viewpoints on local, regional, and world issues.
Covers the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. For world history, use Historical Abstracts.
Covers the fields of social, cultural, physical, biological, and linguistic anthropology, ethnology, archaeology, folklore, material culture, and interdisciplinary studies
Photographic archive from the Associated Press. A great source for photos on world events and modern history.
Covers fields of art including archaeology, architecture, art history, film, folk art, graphic arts, design, museology, painting, photography, sculpture, television, textiles, and video.
An excellent source for images in all areas of art, architecture, humanities, and social sciences.
A comprehensive database of biographical information on people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas.
An excellent database for all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, accounting, finance, and economics.
A comprehensive database of scientific and technical engineering research, covering all engineering disciplines.
Contains a blend of contemporary and traditional world music including genres such as reggae, neo-traditional, world fusion, zydeco, gospel, and more.
Covers environmental topics such as pollution, sustainability, biodiversity, alternative energy, conservation, and ecology.
Contains news, culture, and history from publications of the ethnic, minority and native press.
Local philanthropist Sara Miller McCune has made a $5 million gift to UCSB, including $2.5 million for the UCSB Library.
Covers laws, regulations, reports, data, and other information provided through the U.S. Government Printing Office.
A comprehensive archival collection of journals in a wide range of subject areas. Starts with volume 1 for each title, but does not include the most current 3-5 years of content.
A large collection of full-text works of prose, poetry, and drama. Also indexes biographical and critical pieces on authors and their works.
The newspaper of record for Southern California. UCSB subscribes to both the current and historical files, covering 1881 to the present.
The catalog for all the University of California campus libraries. Also includes records for books in libraries around the country.
Excellent index for information on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics.
Collection of online music. While most of the music is classical, it also includes jazz, world, new age, and some popular music.
An excellent reference source for all areas of art, architecture, humanities and social sciences. Thoroughly illustrated.
The accepted authority on the evolution of the English language. Includes the meaning, history, and pronunciation of words.
Indexes public opinion polls and contains the full text of questions and responses from surveys conducted in the U.S. and 80 other countries.
Covers the international literature in psychology, the behavioral sciences, and related disciplines. Useful for many areas of social science research.
A collection of think-tank reports on California and U.S. public policy with an emphasis on statistics.
Searches multiple social sciences databases simultaneously. Ideal for multidisciplinary research.
The database of our library’s collections including books, journals, music, videos, maps, archives, and other materials.
The Official Document System of the UN, including resolutions, decisions, and administrative documents.
Citation indexes for Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, and Sciences. Useful for tracking the development of ideas over time through citations.