How Do I Find?

Articles & Journals

How to search for research articles and journals, both within our databases and through external tools

Datasets & Statistics

Find datasets and statistics in all subject areas to bolster your research

Government Information

How to find and use government information (such as statistics) in a variety of formats

Maps & GIS

Learn how to find and use physical maps, geographic data, and geographic information systems


Find current and historical local, regional, and national newspapers

Research Guides

Use the Research Guides (also called LibGuides) created by UCR Librarians to help with your research.

Books & E-Books

Learn how to get the most relevant books for your research topic and where to find the items

Dissertations & Theses

Access to dissertations and theses written by UCR students and academics world-wide

Images & Photographs

How to find, download, and appropriately use images in your papers and projects


How to find, use, and make copies of preservation duplicates of resources on microfilm

Patents & Trademarks

UCR Library is a government-certified patent and trademark research center

Standardized Test Preparations

We offer exam prep books to study for the LSATs, MCATs, GREs and other tests

Course Reserves

You can borrow materials for your courses as short-term rental instead of buying them

Film & Video

Find film and video in multiple formats and the equipment to use them

K-12 Curriculum Materials

Puppets, manipulatives, videos, and more for in-classroom education and research

Music & Scores

How to find audio materials and conduct research using physical and digital music scores

Primary Sources

Access original primary sources, often found in Special Collections & University Archvies