Services During Remote Instruction

For general UWest COVID-19 information, please see UWest Covid-19 Alerts & Resources 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; eJournal, 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 7/31/2020, new items at bottom, expired items removed.)

Items Type Included in the Catalog Subjects

Borrow Limits

How to get to the items directly Expires
3. Open Library 1.4 million+ eBooks     50% Yes All subjects 5 books / 2 weeks
  1. Register for your own account at http://openlibrary.org, look for items with a BLUE 'borrow' or 'read' icon are available to read online.
N/A
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
8/31/2020
7. Annual Reviews 66 eJournals Yes Medicine/life science, social science, economics N/A
  1. Go to https://www.annualreviews.org/action/showPublications
8/31/2020
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.
12. University of Michigan Press 1143 eBooks Yes All subjects N/A
  1. Go to https://www.fulcrum.org/michigan?locale=en
8/31/2020
14. Learning Express 18 eBooks Yes Tests, college prep, career prep N/A
  1. Go to https://more.ebsco.com/LEX-COVID19-LP.html
8/31/2020
27. HeinOnline Academic 150K+ eBooks Yes Law N/A
  1. Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/resources/13655
12/15/2020
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
9/30/2020
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
9/30/2020
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
9/30/2020
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
9/30/2020
47. China eBook Hub 中国电子书库 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
9/30/2020
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
9/30/2020
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
9/30/2020
50. American Economic Association 13 eJournals Yes Business, Economics N/A
  1.  Go to https://www.aeaweb.org/journals/
8/31/2020
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.
9/30/2020
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
9/30/2020
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
9/30/2020
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 
9/30/2020
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
9/30/2020
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
9/30/2020
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
9/30/2020
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
9/30/2020
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
9/30/2020
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
9/30/2020
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
9/30/2020
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
9/30/2020
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
9/30/2020
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
9/30/2020
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
9/30/2020
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
9/30/2020
68. Zhengtong Daozang 正統道藏 eBook No Daoist canon N/A
  1. Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/weblinks/goto/13936
9/30/2020
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
9/30/2020
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
9/30/2020
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
9/30/2020
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
9/30/2020
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
9/30/2020
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
9/30/2020
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
9/30/2020
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
9/30/2020
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
9/30/2020
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
8/16/2020
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
8/16/2020
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
8/16/2020
83. Chinese Calligraphy Database 中华书法数据库 calligraphy No art N/A
  1. Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/weblinks/goto/13985
9/30/2020
84. Ebook Central Religion & Philosophy Ebook Subscription 19K ebooks Yes Religion and philosophy N/A
  1. Go to https://lib.uwest.edu/resources/14033
8/31/2020

Frequently Asked Questions (Updated 6/19/2020)

Q1: I have books checked out, do I need to return them right away? How do I return them?

A: Those who have registered for Summer & Fall may contact us to 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 3 days 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. If you need assistance with mailing rates and tracking, please contact us. We will let you know when we have received your return.

Q2: I need a book or article from the library, how do I get it?

A: Here are some ways to find items you want and get them--if you get stuck at anytime, please contact us, we're here to help you.

1. Check our catalog for the item, click 'Please get this for me' and select your delivery method with our document delivery form. It doesn't matter if it is available at the library or not, but extra time would be needed to get the items that are not currently available at UWest.

If you have a big list of books you want to pickup from the library, you can also send title & call numbers to us via email at library@uwest.edu along with your preferred pickup time (check our hours)--we will confirm when ready.

Click on the title and find the button: Please get this for me!

Mind the estimated arrival dates at the top and select CURBSIDE PICKUP.

 

2. 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 recommeded list of journals!
o    I need to find scholarly articles that I can read right away and don’t have to pay for!

Q3: 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.

Q4: 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.

Q5: How do I purchase print credits?

A: The accounting office is open Monday and Wednesday 10am-12pm, 1pm-4:30pm (please 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.