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Books & ebooks
Find a book using library search, WorldCat, or interlibrary loan (ILL), and learn how to manage or renew books you checked out. Find an ebook in our multi-disciplinary or subject-specific collections.

Libby by Overdrive
Find popular audiobooks, ebooks and magazines for recreational reading. The current checkout limits are 3 ebooks and 3 audiobooks at one time. Sign in using your NetID and password. Learn more about using Libby with our Introduction to Libby Guide.

Course materials
Find free-to-use materials, including books, articles, streaming video, and open educational resources (OER), for the course you take or teach.

Films & videos
Find and use films and streaming video online, or access DVDs in our physical media collection.

News sources
Find printed newspapers or read full-text news articles online.

Pros & cons of contemporary issues
Find research topics and arguments related to contemporary and controversial issues.

Research databases
Find articles, books, journals, video, and more from an A-Z list of library databases.

Articles, theses, and journals

Articles & journals
Find an article or journal using library search or a database.

Campus repository
Find digital materials contributed by faculty, staff, students, and others affiliated with the University of Arizona.

Theses & dissertations
Find theses and dissertations from our databases or the UA Campus Repository.


Find an image in our recommended collections, and learn best practices for using images.

Find sheet music, scores, and streaming audio in library databases.

Maps and geospatial

Aerial photographs
Access physical aerial photographs of Arizona from Special Collections or find digital aerial photographs online.

GIS & geospatial data
Access GIS data, software, and tutorials.

Find physical or digital maps.

Data, reports, and statistics

Find sources and repositories for research data.

Search patents and file a patent application.

Technical reports
Find and identify technical reports.

Government documents
Find Arizona state, federal, and international government documents.

University of Arizona resources
Find information about the University of Arizona and access official publications by the university.

Historical research and microforms

To learn more about historical research, see our subject guides for history.

Find a biography in databases for biographies or specific subjects.

Genealogical resources
Find records of family history, birth and death, adoptions, and immigration.

Historical newspapers
Find newspapers from early Arizona, United States, and other countries.

Find microforms, also called microfiche or microfilm, which are film strips with images of scanned documents.

Primary sources
Find first-hand accounts of a topic, including original documents, diaries, letters, or photographs.

Rare materials in Special Collections
Find unique manuscripts, photographs, books, and other primary source materials from Special Collections.

Research reference

Book reviews
Find databases with book reviews and learn how to search within them.

Dictionaries & encyclopedias
Find the definition and pronunciation of a word or reference materials for specific subjects.