- Additional eBooks, eJournals, eVideos (Updated 5/21/2020, new items at bottom)
- Frequently Asked Questions (Updated 5/7/2020)
- COVID-19 related research
The library is closed, however we will continue to provide services via phone, text, chat message, and online meeting technologies. Please contact us at any time if you need access to library materials and/or need help with finding information.
We encourage you to utilize our online resources and as well as the online materials via the catalog (Online Formats: Article, Chapter; a majority of Thesis, Dissertation; eBook; eVideo; Downloadable Archive Material) as they are all available remotely with your UWest library account. If you have any questions, you may contact us with various methods, including the messaging box at the corner of every library webpage:
Additional eBooks, eJournals, eVideos (Updated 5/21/2020, new items at bottom)
|Items||Type||Included in the Catalog||Subjects||
|How to get to the items directly||Expires|
|1. RedShelf: Student Response||eTextbook seller to provide free access to its eBooks||No||All subjects||7||
|2. VitalSource: Book Shelf||eTextbook seller to provide free access to its eBooks||No||All subjects||7||
|3. National Emergency Library / Open Library||1.4 million+ eBooks||50% Yes||All subjects||10 books / 2 weeks||
||"No waitlisting" ends 6/30/2020|
|4. JSTOR Journals & some ebooks.||4K eJournals and some 30K eBooks (not all)||Yes||All subjects||N/A||
|5. Loeb Classics Library||561 eBooks||Yes||Greek and Roman classical texts||N/A||6/30/2020|
|6. University of California Journals||34 eJournals||Yes||Humanities and social sciences||N/A||
|7. Annual Reviews||66 eJournals||Yes||Medicine/life science, social science, economics||N/A||6/15/2020|
|8. LA County Public Library||eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, eMovies, eTVshows, online tutorials and classes.||No||Popular books, music, TV, and films||Varies||90 days from registration. Once libraries open and you can get an actual library card for permanent access.|
|300+ eVideos||Yes||Psychology, psychotherapy, counseling||N/A||5/18/2020|
|10. Ohio State University Press||500+ eBooks||Yes||All subjects||N/A||Unknown|
|11. MIT Press||2796 eBooks||Yes||All subjects||N/A||6/30/2020|
|12. University of Michigan Press||1143 eBooks||Yes||All subjects||N/A||6/30/2020|
13. Bloomsbury Digital Collections
|9,000+ eBooks||Yes||Humanities and social sciences||N/A||6/30/2020|
|14. Learning Express||18 eBooks||Yes||Tests, college prep, career prep||N/A||6/30/2020|
|15. Scribd||200K+ eBooks||No||All subjects, mix of academic and popular||N/A||
||30 days from registration.|
|16. Project Muse||some 21K eBooks and eJournals||Yes||All subjects||N/A||
|17. Bloomsbury Cultural History||135 eBooks||Yes||History||N/A||6/30/2020|
|18. Bloomsbury Food Library||88 eBooks||Yes||Social sciences||N/A||6/30/2020|
|19. Bloomsbury Medieval Studies||200 eBooks||Yes||History||N/A||6/30/2020|
|20. Bloomsbury Churchill Archive & Arcadian Library Online||Primary source documents||No||WWII & Europe/Middle East History||N/A||6/30/2020|
|21. Screen Studies||269 eBooks||Yes||Film studies||N/A||6/30/2020|
|22. Duke University Press eBooks and eJournals||1213 eBooks, 15 eJournals||Yes||All subjects||N/A||6/20/2020|
|22. Drama Online||eBooks, eAudio, eVideo||Yes||Drama, English literature||N/A||6/30/2020|
|23. Bloombury Popular Music||175 eBooks||Yes||Music||N/A||6/30/2020|
|24. Bloomsbury Education and Childhood Studies||125 eBooks||Yes||Education||NA||6/30/2020|
|25. Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Philosophers||1 eBook set||Yes||Philosophy||N/A||6/30/2020|
|26. Theology & Religion Online||74 eBooks||Yes||Religious studies||N/A||6/30/2020|
|27. HeinOnline Academic||150K+ eBooks||Yes||Law||N/A||12/15/2020|
28. American History, Ferguson's Career Guidance Center, Bloom's Literature, Writer's Reference Center, World News Digest, Issues & Controversies, Today's Science
|No||Career, literature, writing, history, news||N/A||
|29. Cengage Unlimited||14K+ eTextbooks||No||All subjects||N/A||
|30. Berghahn Journals||36 eJournals||Yes||All subjects||N/A||6/30/2020|
|31. Cochrane Library||articles||Yes||Health||N/A||Unknown|
|32. Cambridge University Press Core Textbooks, Elements, Histories & Companions||2k+ eBooks||Yes||Religious studies, philosophy, history, literature||N/A||
|33. JOVE Education||400+ eVideos||No||Biology, environmental science, neuroscience, psychology||N/A||
|34. Sage Publications||4K+ eVideos & 12K+ eBooks||Yes||All subjects||N/A||
||18K+ eBooks||Yes||All subjects in Spanish||N/A||
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|36. ACM Digital Library||146 eJournals and 1K+ eBooks||Yes||Applied computer science in all subjects||N/A||
|37. Maruzen eBook Library||56K+ eBooks and eJournals||25% Yes||All subjects in Japanese||N/A||5/31/2020|
|38. Newspaper Archive||newspaper articles||No||All subjects||N/A||6/15/2020|
|39. ProQuest Research Companion||eVideos and assessement||No||Critical thinking, information literacy, research||N/A||6/30/2020|
|40. Harvard Business Publishing Collection||651 eBooks||Yes||Business||N/A||5/30/2020|
|41. China Online Journals||8K+ eJournals||No||Social sciences in simplified Chinese||N/A||7/7/2020|
|42. Taiwan Academic Classics 臺灣學術經典 and 歷代書法碑帖集成||300+ eJournals and classics, stele engravings||No||All subjects in traditional Chinese||N/A||6/30/2020|
|43. Chinese Periodicals: Full-text Database (1911~1949) & Modern China - Literature Collection (1872~1949)||20K+ eJournals||No||All subjects in Chinese||N/A||7/9/2020|
|44. eBook Subscription Academic Collection||200K+ eBooks||Yes||All subjects||N/A||6/15/2020|
|45. Infobank 中國資訊行||newspaper articles, statistics||No||Business in Chinese||2 users at a time.||6/30/2020|
|46. Soshoo 搜数网||data, statistics||No||Business in Chinese||2 users at a time.||6/30/2020|
|47. China eBook Hub||4K+ eBooks||25% Yes||All subjects in simplified Chinese||N/A||
|48. Early Twentieth Century Books in China, 1912-1949 民国图书数据库||900+ eBooks||No||All subjects in simplified Chinese||N/A||6/30/2020|
|49. Modern journals in China 近代期刊数据库||4K+ eJournals||No||All subjects in simplified Chinese||N/A||6/30/2020|
|50. American Economic Association||13 eJournals||Yes||Business, Economics||N/A||6/30/2020|
|51. China Historical Biography Resources 中国历史人物传记资源数据库||articles||No||History in simplified Chinese||5 users at a time.||
|52. Catalog of China Classic Congshu Reprint - First Phase 中国古籍影印丛书查询数据库一期||bibliography||No||Chinese history||N/A||6/30/2020|
|53. Modern newspaper in China, 1840-1949 近代报纸数据库||eNewspapers||No||All subjects in Chinese||N/A||6/30/2020|
|54. Silk Road Historical Archive 丝绸之路西域文献史料辑要数据库||391 eBooks||No||History in Chinese||N/A||6/30/2020|
|55. Western Regions Archaeology Database 西域文物考古全集数据库||39 eBooks||No||Archeology in Chinese||N/A||6/30/2020|
|56. Chinese Classic Ancient Books Database 中华经典古籍库||600 eBooks||No||Chinese history in Chinese||N/A||6/30/2020|
|57. Song Tomb Inscriptions Database 宋代墓志铭数据库||800 tomb inscriptions||No||Chinese history in Chinese||N/A||6/30/2020|
|58. Tang Tomb Inscriptions Database 唐代墓志铭数据库||12K tomb inscriptions||No||Chinese History in Chinese||N/A||6/30/2020|
|59. San Jin Stone Carvings Database 三晋石刻大全数据库||17K tomb inscriptions||No||Chinese history in Chinese||N/A||6/30/2020|
|60. Liu Chao Stone Inscription Database 汉魏六朝碑刻数据库||2k inscriptions||No||Chinese history in Chinese||N/A||6/30/2020|
|61. Jinshi Examination Database 历代进士登科数据库||100K biographies||No||Chinese history in Chinese||N/A||6/30/2020|
|62. Si bu cong kan 四部丛刊全文检索软件||504 eBooks||No||Chinese history in Chinese||N/A||6/30/2020|
|63. Si bu cong kan zeng bu 四部丛刊增补全文检索软件||365 eBooks||No||Chinese history in Chinese||N/A||6/30/2020|
|64. Tang Song ci shi wen zong hui 唐宋词诗文总汇全文检索系统||poetry||No||Chinese poetry||N/A||6/30/2020|
|65. Xizang shi liao 西藏史料全文检索库系统||eBooks||No||Tibetan history in Chinese||N/A||6/30/2020|
|66. Scripta Sinica 漢籍電子文獻資料庫||eBooks||No||Chinese history in Chinese||N/A||9/30/2020|
|67. Li dai hui yao 历代会要全文检索库系统||eBooks||No||Chinese history in Chinese||N/A||6/30/2020|
|68. Zhengtong Daozang 正統道藏||eBook||No||Daoist canon||N/A||6/30/2020|
|69. Chinese Buddhist Texts Database 历代教外涉佛文献数据库||eBooks||No||Chinese Buddhist text in Chinese||N/A||6/30/2020|
|70. Chinese Historical Local Archives Database 中国地方历史文献数据库||eBooks||No||Chinese history in Chinese||N/A||6/30/2020|
|71. Great Sea of Words 大辞海||dictionary||No||Chinese dictionary||N/A||
|72. Chinese Literature and History Database 文史数据库||eBooks & eJournals||No||Chinese history in Chinese||N/A||7/31/2020|
|73. Diaolong Chinese and Japanese Ancient Books 雕龙中日古籍全文检索数据库||eBooks||No||Chinese & Japanese history in Chinese & Japanese||N/A||7/31/2020|
|74. Modern Chinese Books Database 近代华文书籍数据库||eBooks||No||All subjects in Chinese||N/A||7/31/2020|
|75. Artron Art Books Database 雅昌艺术图书数据库||images||No||Arts in Chinese||N/A||7/31/2020|
|76. iRead eBooks 華藝中文電子書||eBooks||No||Social sciences & business management in Chinese||N/A||6/30/2020|
|77. HyRead Journal 台灣全文資料庫||eJournals||No||All subjects in Chinese||N/A||6/30/2020|
|78. HyRead ebook 中文電子書平台||2k+ ebooks||No||East Asian studies in Chinese||N/A||6/30/2020|
|79. China Academic Journals Database 中国期刊全文数据库||8k+ eJournals||No||All subjects in Chinese||N/A||6/30/2020|
|80. CNKI eBooks 电子图书库||10k+ eBooks||No||All subjects in Chinese||N/A||6/30/2020|
|81. China Doctoral Dissertations Database 中国博士学位论文全文数据库||dissertations||No||All subjects in Chinese||N/A||6/30/2020|
|82. Archives of the Grand Secretariat 內閣大庫檔||records||No||Chinese history in Chinese||N/A||
Frequently Asked Questions (Updated 5/7/2020)
Q: I have books checked out, do I need to return them right away? How do I return them?
A: All books previously due in March, April, and May have been automatically extended to May 31, 2020. Those who have registered for Summer & Fall may request a renewal to 8/17.
There is a drop off box next to the library entrance where you can place your returns. Returns may not immediately reflect on your account as we will set the books aside for a period of time as a precautionary measure. If returned items are still in your account after 1 week, please contact us. You may also mail back the books to our address: University of the West Library, 1409 Walnut Grove Ave, Rosemead, CA 91770. We will let you know when we have received your return.
Q: I need a book or article from the library, how do I get it?
A: Here are some ways to find online versions of the items you want or to arrange a pickup (see #5 below)--if you get stuck at anytime, please contact us, we're here to help you!
1. If you know the book you want is on course reserves, please check your course page to see if we have already listed the 💻 ebook alternative under the 'Course Reserves at the Library' item.
2. Check our catalog for an e-version of the item (the eBook filter is on the left after a search). If you are looking for article/articles, get started with any of these short guides:
o I cannot find this one specific article!
o I need to find articles from my professor’s recommended list of journals!
o I need to find scholarly articles that I can read right away and don’t have to pay for!
3. You may also want to check the table above to see if the book is available in a source that is not included in the catalog (marked as 'No' in column 3).
4. We can scan and send you journal articles, or a small section/chapter of a book as permitted by copyright law. Use document delivery to request either any of our library items or items that the library does not have. We will deliver electronically if possible and let you know if it is not. Please keep in mind as this situation is ongoing worldwide, other institutions may not be lending physical materials.
5. If you are located on or near campus, use the library catalog to provide the book information to us. We will pull and borrow the items for you. At the arranged time, the items will be available for pickup.
Q: I have some questions about using the library or doing research, how do I get help?
A: You may email, text, or message us. For more complex questions, we can also use a variety of online meeting technologies such as Zoom.
Q: Can I still use the graduate study room?
A: The closure of the library means you will not be able to access this floor of the ED building, thus the graduate study room will also be closed.
Q: How do I purchase print credits?
A: The accounting office is open Monday, Wednesday - Friday, 10am-12pm, 1pm-4:30pm (you may call first to confirm before heading there: 626-571-8811 ex:2123). Please pay there and accounting will forward the information for us to add to your print/copy account. Prices are listed here near the bottom of the page.