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Summon is a search engine that provides a general starting point to find the majority of UBC Library's collections - including books, ebooks, scholarly journals and articles, newspaper articles, dissertations and theses, videos, images, maps, manuscripts, music scores, digitized items and more.

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Books & Media

Find e-books, government reports, newspapers, CDs, DVDs, maps, musical scores, microforms and more in the UBC Library Catalogue. Search for books and other resources in campus Reading Rooms, audiovisual materials in UBC Archives and selected subject-specific bibliographies of local interest in UBC Bibliographies.

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Indexes, Databases & Articles

Indexes and databases contain articles from scholarly journals, popular magazines, newspapers, conference proceedings, etc., and in some cases, include chapters of books. Most indexes include the full text of some or all of the articles they index. Follow the links or UBC eLink to full text online or print copies, where available.

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This collection contains print and microform journals, newspapers and magazines held in various Library branches and e-resources to which the Library subscribes (some access is restricted, others are open to all). This includes e-journals held at publishers' sites, e-journal collections (e.g. JSTOR) and e-journals indexed in our full-text article indexes.

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Research Guides

Research Guides are designed to provide students with information and links to resources (articles, books, databases, websites) that are helpful for researching specific topics and completing assignments for particular courses.

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UBC Research

cIRcle is the University of British Columbia's digital repository for research and teaching materials created by the UBC academic community and its partners. Materials in cIRcle are openly accessible to anyone on the web, and will continue to be preserved for future generations.

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UBC Digital Collections

Digital Collections provides an overview of the digital resources created and maintained by UBC Library. Collectively they document a diverse range of people and places, activities and events, and serve as an important online resource for historians, genealogists, and other researchers, as well as the public at large.

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