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Research Sources and Search Tools

Recommendations for Your Subject

We provide recommended research sources and tools for every major discipline studied at UC Davis. Find yours below.

Health Sciences Library Portal

Key library resources and contacts to help with your research, studies, educational efforts and clinical care evidence questions.

Research Guides by Subject

Lists of library resources organized by subject area and curated by UC Davis librarians, such as reference materials, books, journal articles, databases, statistics, and historical and primary sources — the perfect place to start your next research assignment or project.

Search Everything

We recommend these search tools to broadly search UC and worldwide libraries for materials of any kind.

UC Library Search

The integrated library catalog for all University of California campus libraries, including the UC Davis Library.

Google Scholar

Access library licensed articles directly in Google Scholar by configuring your Google Scholar settings to work with our library subscriptions.

Search by Material Type

Looking for a particular type of material or specialized search engine (database)? Try one of these:

Archives and Special Collections

Explore primary sources, rare and historical items, including rare books, manuscripts, photographs, maps and aerial photographs, and the UC Davis University Archives.


Searchable collections of published works, including scholarly articles, newspapers, popular literature, properties, statistics, images, dissertations and more.

Journals A-Z

Search research journals by title or browse by subject in Journals section of UC Library Search.

Journals via BrowZine

A website and mobile app for reading library-licensed journal articles that allows you to build a personal library for easy access.

Videos and Music

Find music, documentaries, feature films, theater performances on CD, DVD or streaming online. Physical collections include sheet music and scores.