Services During Remote Instruction

For information regarding general UWest operations and COVID-19, please see UWest Health Alert and check your @uwest.edu or @my.uwest.edu email.

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

Borrow Limits

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
  1. Register for an account with your @my.uwest.edu email.
  2. Go to https://studentresponse.redshelf.com
  3. Use the search bar the top to find the book you want, make sure you stay in the studentresponse section of the website (h t t p : / / studentresponse...)--books outside of this section are not part of free access.
5/25/2020
2. VitalSource: Book Shelf eTextbook seller to provide free access to its eBooks No All subjects 7
  1. Register for an account with your @my.uwest.edu email.
  2. Go to https://bookshelf.vitalsource.com
  3. Use the search bar at the top (slight right) to find the book you want, make sure you stay in the bookshelf section of the website (h t t p : / / bookshelf....)--books outside of this section are not part of free access.
5/25/2020
3. National Emergency Library / Open Library 1.4 million+ eBooks     50% Yes All subjects 10 books / 2 weeks
  1. Register for your own account.
  2. Go to https://archive.org/details/nationalemergencylibrary, use the search filter at the left to search for your item.
  3. You can also borrow with the same account at http://openlibrary.org, look for items with a BLUE 'borrow' or 'read' icon are available to read online.
"No waitlisting" ends 6/30/2020
4. JSTOR Journals & some ebooks. 4K eJournals and some 30K eBooks (not all) Yes All subjects N/A
  1. Go to library website > Database > JSTOR or
  2. Go directly to https://lib.uwest.edu/weblinks/goto/159
6/30/2020
5. Loeb Classics Library 561 eBooks Yes Greek and Roman classical texts N/A
  1. Go to library website > Catalog (the big search bar) > search for "Loeb Classical Library" or
  2. Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/resources/13614
6/30/2020
6. University of California Journals 34 eJournals  Yes Humanities and social sciences N/A
  1. Go to https://www.ucpress.edu/journals (the search on this page doesn't search journal articles).
  2. Find the journal you want, then do the search when you are on the journal's website.
6/30/2020MI
7. Annual Reviews 66 eJournals Yes Medicine/life science, social science, economics N/A
  1. Go to https://www.annualreviews.org/action/showPublications
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
  1. Register for eCard here: https://colapl.wufoo.com/forms/ztns1cw0q78qml/.
  2. Go to https://lacountylibrary.org/downloads/ for ebooks & evideos. Go to https://lacountylibrary.org/learn/ for tutorials and classes.
90 days from registration. Once libraries open and you can get an actual library card for permanent access.

9. Psychotherapy.Net EXPIRED

300+ eVideos Yes Psychology, psychotherapy, counseling N/A
  1. Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/resources/13615
5/18/2020
10. Ohio State University Press 500+ eBooks Yes All subjects N/A
  1. Go to https://kb.osu.edu/handle/1811/131
Unknown
11. MIT Press 2796 eBooks Yes All subjects N/A
  1. Go to http://lib.uwest.edu/weblinks/goto/13628
6/30/2020
12. University of Michigan Press 1143 eBooks Yes All subjects N/A
  1. Go to https://www.fulcrum.org/michigan?locale=en
6/30/2020

13. Bloomsbury Digital Collections

9,000+ eBooks Yes Humanities and social sciences N/A
  1. Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/resources/13623
6/30/2020
14. Learning Express 18 eBooks Yes Tests, college prep, career prep N/A
  1. Go to https://more.ebsco.com/LEX-COVID19-LP.html
6/30/2020
15. Scribd 200K+ eBooks No All subjects, mix of academic and popular N/A
  1. Register for your own account here: https://www.scribd.com/readfree?utm_source=readfree
30 days from registration.
16. Project Muse some 21K eBooks and eJournals Yes All subjects N/A
  1. Any item with the green FREE symbol (use ACESS filter at the left after search): https://muse.jhu.edu/
5/31/2020
17. Bloomsbury Cultural History  135 eBooks Yes History N/A
  1. Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/resources/13642
6/30/2020
18. Bloomsbury Food Library 88 eBooks Yes Social sciences N/A
  1. Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/resources/13644
6/30/2020
19. Bloomsbury Medieval Studies 200 eBooks Yes History N/A
  1. Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/resources/13645
6/30/2020
20. Bloomsbury Churchill Archive & Arcadian Library Online Primary source documents No WWII & Europe/Middle East History N/A
  1. Churchill: https://lib.uwest.edu/resources/13646
  2. Arcadian: https://lib.uwest.edu/resources/13647
6/30/2020
21. Screen Studies 269 eBooks Yes Film studies N/A
  1. Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/resources/13648
6/30/2020
22. Duke University Press eBooks and eJournals 1213 eBooks, 15 eJournals Yes All subjects N/A
  1. Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/resources/13649
6/20/2020
22. Drama Online eBooks, eAudio, eVideo Yes Drama, English literature N/A
  1. Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/resources/13650
6/30/2020
23. Bloombury Popular Music 175 eBooks Yes Music N/A
  1. Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/resources/13651
6/30/2020
24. Bloomsbury Education and Childhood Studies 125 eBooks Yes Education NA
  1. Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/resources/13652
6/30/2020
25. Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Philosophers 1 eBook set Yes Philosophy N/A
  1. Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/resources/13653
6/30/2020
26. Theology & Religion Online 74 eBooks Yes Religious  studies N/A
  1.  Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/resources/13654
6/30/2020
27. HeinOnline Academic 150K+ eBooks Yes Law N/A
  1. Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/resources/13655
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 

articles,​ eVideos

No Career, literature, writing, history, news N/A
  1. Go to http://online.infobaselearning.com/Direct.aspx?aid=280528&pid=WE00, use User Name: distancelearning, Password:  trial
6/15/2020
29. Cengage Unlimited 14K+ eTextbooks No All subjects N/A
  1. Register for an account with your @my.uwest.edu email: https://www.cengage.com/dashboard
  2. On the left menu, look at the bottom for 'Start FREE trial link' and on the next page, click on the link near the bottom to start the free trial. If you do not see this, then just click 'Browse Catalog' to find your book and open it.
  3. If you see 'Upgrade' on your book instead of 'Open,' make sure you click on the 'FREE trial' at the bottom left of the dashboard and confirm on the next page.
5/31/2020
30. Berghahn Journals 36 eJournals Yes All subjects N/A
  1. Go to https://www.berghahnjournals.com/page/journals
6/30/2020
31. Cochrane Library articles Yes Health N/A
  1. Go to https://www.cochranelibrary.com/
Unknown
32. Cambridge University Press Core Textbooks, Elements, Histories & Companions 2k+  eBooks Yes Religious studies, philosophy, history, literature N/A
  1. Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/resources/13658
  2. Check the 'Only search content I have access to' option for instantly accessible results.
5/31/2020
33. JOVE Education 400+ eVideos No Biology, environmental science, neuroscience, psychology N/A
  1. Go to https://www-jove-com.uwest.idm.oclc.org/access.
  2. Scroll down to the JOVE Science Education section and select the subject to view all the videos for that subject.
6/15/2020
34. Sage Publications 4K+ eVideos & 12K+ eBooks Yes All subjects N/A
  1. Go to https://sk-sagepub-com.uwest.idm.oclc.org/
  2. For research methods eVideos: https://methods-sagepub-com.uwest.idm.oclc.org/video.
6/26/2020
35. Digitalia Hispánica Expired 18K+ eBooks Yes All subjects in Spanish N/A

 Trial has expired.

4/30/2020
36. ACM Digital Library 146 eJournals and 1K+ eBooks Yes Applied computer science in all subjects N/A
  1. Go to https://dl.acm.org/
6/30/2020
37. Maruzen eBook Library 56K+ eBooks and eJournals 25% Yes All subjects in Japanese N/A
  1. Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/weblinks/goto/13691
5/31/2020
38. Newspaper Archive newspaper articles No All subjects N/A
  1.  Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/resources/13704
6/15/2020
39. ProQuest Research Companion eVideos and assessement No Critical thinking, information literacy, research N/A
  1. Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/weblinks/goto/13731
6/30/2020
40. Harvard Business Publishing Collection 651 eBooks Yes Business N/A
  1. Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/weblinks/goto/13732
5/30/2020
41. China Online Journals 8K+ eJournals No Social sciences in simplified Chinese N/A
  1. Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/weblinks/goto/13733
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
  1. Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/weblinks/goto/13736
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
  1. Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/weblinks/goto/13738
7/9/2020
44. eBook Subscription Academic Collection 200K+ eBooks Yes All subjects N/A
  1. Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/weblinks/goto/13743
6/15/2020
45. Infobank 中國資訊行 newspaper articles, statistics No Business in Chinese 2 users at a time.
  1. Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/weblinks/goto/13748
6/30/2020
46. Soshoo 搜数网 data, statistics No Business in Chinese 2 users at a time.
  1. Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/weblinks/goto/13749
6/30/2020
47. China eBook Hub 4K+ eBooks 25% Yes All subjects in simplified Chinese N/A
  1. 'subscribed' and 'free' Access Type only. Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/weblinks/goto/13763
6/30/2020
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
  1. Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/weblinks/goto/13770
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
  1. Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/weblinks/goto/13771
6/30/2020
50. American Economic Association 13 eJournals Yes Business, Economics N/A
  1.  Go to https://www.aeaweb.org/journals/
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.
  1. Take down the following
  2. Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/weblinks/goto/13798 and use the login information when prompted.
6/30/2020
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
  1. Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/weblinks/goto/13801
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
  1. Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/weblinks/goto/13802
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
  1. Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/weblinks/goto/13906 
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
  1. Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/weblinks/goto/13907
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
  1. Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/weblinks/goto/13908
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
  1. Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/weblinks/goto/13909
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
  1. Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/weblinks/goto/13910
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
  1. Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/weblinks/goto/13911
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
  1. Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/weblinks/goto/13912
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
  1. Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/weblinks/goto/13913
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
  1. Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/weblinks/goto/13928
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
  1. Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/weblinks/goto/13929
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
  1. Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/weblinks/goto/13932
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
  1. Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/weblinks/goto/13934
6/30/2020
66. Scripta Sinica 漢籍電子文獻資料庫 eBooks No Chinese history in Chinese N/A
  1. Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/weblinks/goto/13935
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 
  1. Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/weblinks/goto/13931
6/30/2020
68. Zhengtong Daozang 正統道藏 eBook No Daoist canon N/A
  1. Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/weblinks/goto/13936
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
  1. Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/weblinks/goto/13938
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
  1. Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/weblinks/goto/13939
6/30/2020
71. Great Sea of Words 大辞海 dictionary No Chinese dictionary N/A
  1. Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/weblinks/goto/13940
  2. Use the following login
6/30/2020
72. Chinese Literature and History Database 文史数据库 eBooks & eJournals No Chinese history in Chinese N/A
  1. Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/weblinks/goto/13941
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
  1. Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/weblinks/goto/13942
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
  1. Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/weblinks/goto/13943
7/31/2020
75. Artron Art Books Database 雅昌艺术图书数据库 images No Arts in Chinese N/A
  1. Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/weblinks/goto/13944
7/31/2020
76. iRead eBooks 華藝中文電子書 eBooks No Social sciences & business management in Chinese N/A
  1. Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/weblinks/goto/13945
6/30/2020
77. HyRead Journal 台灣全文資料庫 eJournals No All subjects in Chinese N/A
  1. Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/weblinks/goto/13946
6/30/2020
78. HyRead ebook 中文電子書平台 2k+ ebooks No East Asian studies in Chinese N/A
  1.  Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/weblinks/goto/13947
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
  1. Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/weblinks/goto/13948
6/30/2020
80. CNKI eBooks 电子图书库 10k+ eBooks No All subjects in Chinese N/A
  1. Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/weblinks/goto/13949
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
  1. Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/weblinks/goto/13950
6/30/2020
82. Archives of the Grand Secretariat 內閣大庫檔 records No Chinese history in Chinese N/A
  1. Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/weblinks/goto/13954. Use the following credentials:
  2. Download the viewer app below the login (for Windows computers only)
9/30/2020

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.