BrowZine: Browse Scholarly Journals on your Tablet or iPhone


We now have access to BrowZine at UCLA! BrowZine is a tablet application that lets you browse, read, and monitor thousands of scholarly journals available from the UCLA Library. Download it now!

Features of BrowZine include:

Create a personal bookshelf of favorite journals
Be alerted when new issues are published
Easily save to Zotero, Mendeley, Dropbox, and other services
To use BrowZine with licensed resources, you will also need to set up the campus VPN on your tablet or mobile device.

Learn more about BrowZine from our guide and the Introduction to BrowZine video from Third Iron.

What’s “Not currently owned; Ask Library to order”?

What does it mean when you search the library catalog an stumble on a title with the following information?:

Location: Not currently owned; Ask Library to order
Call Number: UCLA faculty and students ONLY: Click on “Request an Item” button and select “Buy this item-Purchase Request” to ask Library to order this

This is part of a pilot project to encourage UCLA faculty and students to help us determine what should be added to our library collections. All you need to do to request that the library purchase these titles is to click on the “Request an Item” button and select “Buy this item-Purchase Request.” The library will let you know when the book has arrived.

Special funds have been set aside to purchase books requested by UCLA faculty and students, so please help us develop our collections by taking a few minutes to request these titles!

New KIC Scanner

Now available: The Arts Library has a new self-service KIC Bookeye scanner available to patrons. This scanner replaces our previous model. It works similarly, but offers some new features. These include the option of a foot pedal for scanning without having to use the computer touchscreen, a collapsible book cradle, and the ability to send files to Google Drive instead of e-mail or flash drive. As with the previous machine, scans are currently 16 cents/per scan.

The KIC scanner is a higher-end machine and works well for large-sized books and images, as well as fragile materials and library use only items. However, patrons also have other scanning options in the UCLA Libraries:

Charles E. Young Research Library (YRL), 1st floor Research Commons: 1 combination document feed/flatbed scanner, FREE. E-mail delivery only.

CLICC Lab, Powell Library (UCLA students, staff, and faculty only): 6 flatbed scanners (2 connected to PCs, 4 connected to Macs in lab and classrooms), FREE.



Ghosts, spirits, and magic animals in ARTstor

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi | New Forms of Thirty-six Ghosts: A Good Woman’s Spirit Praying in the Waterfall | 1892 | Scripps College: Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery | Contact information: Kirk Delman, Registrar, 1030 Columbia Ave, Claremont, CA 91711, Tel: 909-607-3397, Fax: 909-607-4691,

Looking for images of ghosts, spirits, & other magic animals? Check out ARTstor, where you can find images from Yoshitoshi’s New Forms of Thirty-six Ghosts (such as the print detailed above), and more!

And just to make image downloading easier, ARTstor has now introduced an Image Group Download feature that allows us to download groups of as many as 150 images as a zip file. Check out the video demo: it’s easy!

New Exhibit in the Arts Library

Type Design, Typography, and Typographers: Selections from the Arts Library

Now on view, through November 2013.

Display cases in the Arts Library are filled with examples of publications documenting type design, typesetting and the work of typographers. This exhibit, mounted by Arts Library Reference Assistant Clarice De Veyra, includes books such as: Typographically speaking : the art of Matthew Carter / Margaret Re ; with essays by Johanna Drucker and James Mosley. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2003, from which an illustration is pictured above.

Now available in ARTstor: 14,000 additional images from the Museum of the City of New York

Wurts Bros | New York Worlds Fair, Continental Baking Co.; 1939 | Museum of the City of New York
Wurts Bros | New York Worlds Fair, Continental Baking Co.; 1939 | Museum of the City of New York

The ARTstor Digital Library and the Museum of the City of New York have collaborated to release more than 14,000 photographs from the Wurts Brothers Company. These images join the more than 22,000 other photographs from the Museum of the City of New York’s collections already in the ARTstor Digital Library. The museum’s collections include the work of famed photographers such as Berenice Abbott (1898-1991), Jacob Riis (1849-1914), and more.

The Wurts Brothers Company (1894-1979) was commissioned by architects, developers, contractors, and manufacturers to photograph a wide range of buildings, both commercial and residential. Iconic buildings are included, as are buildings for the 1939 and 1964-1965 World’s Fairs.

More information about this collection is available at:

The ARTstor Digital Library is a nonprofit resource that provides over 1.5 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research.

The University of California’s UC Shared Images program makes available close to 122,000 additional images in ARTstor, through Shared Shelf Collections.

Congrats to our grads! (Need job hunting tips? Working on your portfolio?)

Best wishes to all our graduates!

Need job hunting tips?

Take a look at the following Top 10 lessons when searching for a job in architecture published in Architect News.

Working on your portfolio?

Check out the list of useful books on the Portfolios and Models tab of the Architecture and Urban Planning Research guide. The list includes the following titles, available in the Arts Library:

The Architect's Portfolio: Planning, Design, Production, by Andreas Luescher

The Architect’s Portfolio: Planning, Design, Production, by Andreas Luescher.

Portfolio Design (Third Edition) by Harold Linton and Cesar Pelli

Portfolio Design, by Harold Linton.

Building Design Portfolios: Innovative Concepts for Presenting Your Work (Design Field Guide) by Sara Eisenman

Building Design Portfolios: Innovative Concepts for Presenting Your Work, by Sara Eisenman.

Maps of Los Angeles and more!

Historic map sample

Looking for historical Los Angeles maps? Check out the Maps of Los Angeles, other parts of the United States, and various places in the world section of the UCLA Library Digital Collections.

This collection includes maps of California, New Mexico oil fields, maps from the 1860s concerning the American Civil War, California gold fields, and maps of Mexico, South America, Caribbean, Russia, Australia, Pacific islands, India, Middle East, Great Britain and Ireland, Western Europe, and world maps, among others.

SCI-Arc Media Archive

SCI-Arc Media ArchiveSCI-Arc Media Archive

This month’s Association of Architecture School Librarians column in ACSA News describes the SCI-Arc Media Archive.

The SCI-Arc Media Archive is an online showcase of videos of public events held at SCI-Arc from 1972 to the present. Anyone with an interest in architecture, Los Angeles, or experimental design will likely find this site of interest!

Intersession Hours & Holiday Closure

Arts Library Intersession hours, valid Saturday March 23, through Sunday March 31, 2013:

Monday-Thursday, 1-5 p.m. only

All Library Units CLOSED on Friday, March 29, for Cesar Chavez Day.

Spring Quarter hours begin on Monday April 1.