a consortium of North American universities, colleges and independent research libraries. The consortium acquires and preserves newspapers, journals, documents, archives and other traditional and digital resources for research and teaching. These resources are then made available to member institutions cooperatively, through interlibrary loan and electronic delivery. The UCSB Library is a member.
Access to thousands of the UCSB Library's purchased ebooks via ProQuest Ebook Central. Search across all full text content or within an individual book. With a free personal account, provides the ability to highlight, annotate, and save titles to a bookshelf. Includes books formerly available through ebrary.
Date Coverage: 1991 to present
Materials Indexed: Books
Cambridge Core allows searching of articles from its electronic journals by journal title, author, author affiliation and/or keywords taken from the titles, abstracts and/or full-text. It also includes electronic books and reference materials that we have selectively purchased from Cambridge University Press.
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Access to the following collections are available through our membership in the Center for Research Libraries:
African Newspapers - more than 40 newspapers published between 1800 and 1922 in Sub-Saharan Africa
American Periodicals - North American special interest and general magazines, labor and trade publications, scientific and literary journals, and other historically significant titles of the mid-nineteenth to early twentieth centuries, prioritized for preservation.
Brazilian Government Documents - Executive branch serial documents issued by Brazil’s national government between 1821 and 1993, and by its provincial governments from the earliest available to the end of the first Republic in 1930.
Chinese Pamphlets: Political Communication & Mass Education - Pamphlets, picture books, and other propaganda issued during the early years of the People’s Republic between 1947 and 1954. This is the “street literature” of the revolution: comic books, leaflets, and other ephemera distributed to the general population of provincial cities and villages.
Digital Library for International Reserach (DLIR) - CRL has partnered with the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) to develop the Digital Library for International Research. DLIR aims to provide bibliographic and full-text access to print collections and other media held at CAORC-sponsored overseas research centers and allied partners.
Dziennik Zwiazkowy - The first ten years (1908–17) of Dziennik Zwiazkowy, founded in Chicago in 1908 by the Polish National Alliance. Representing local, national, and international issues of concern to the Polish community, the paper continues today as the Polish Daily News.
Pamphlets and Periodicals of the French Revolution of 1848 - Pamphlets and periodicals from the French Revolution of 1848 held by the Center for Research Libraries.
Slavery and Manumission Manuscripts of Timbuktu - Arabic nineteenth-century manuscripts relating to slavery and manumission in Timbuktu provide documentation on Africans in slavery in Muslim societies. From the Bibliothèque Commémorative Mama Haidara in Timbuktu, Mali.
Materials Indexed: Government Documents; Magazine Articles; Manuscripts; Newspaper Articles; Pamphlets
SpringerLink allows searching of articles from hundreds of electronic journals and thousands of electronic books published by Springer and its subsidiaries. Many of the journals and books are available for full-text display.
Materials Indexed: Book Chapters; Books; Journal Articles
Google Books can be an useful way to discover new books and, in some cases, to preview content.