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Access is generally available to all users. Registration or account creation might be required to access.

For commercial websites, the UCI Libraries do not offer premium memberships or subscriptions.


Access is available to all users ON the UCI campus and at GML.

OFF campus access requires Authorized Affiliates to log into the VPN with their active UCInetID and password. Authorized Affiliates are users with an active UCInetID and password, i.e. current UCI students, faculty, and staff.


Access requires an active UCInetID and password.

Authorized Affiliates are users with an active UCInetID and password, i.e. current UCI students, faculty, and staff.


These resources are not licensed by the UCI Libraries, but librarians occasionally promote them when they are relevant for certain types of research.

Access is available only for Authorized Affiliates, who are also affiliated with the Paul Merage School of Business.


The resources are limited to select UCI populations, based on the user’s status, e.g. current UCI Faculty or PhD students. Please refer to the UCI Libraries for access instructions.

Examples for why content may be limited include: a vendor set restrictions on who may access their information; alternatively, information may be sensitive, identifying, or embargoed;


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-  Students
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Yes, we still buy print books!  
In fact, some books we can only buy in print, because publishers might not make Ebooks available to university libraries.

Want to read for fun?  The UCI Libraries now have OverDrive, a platform for borrowing "popular and recreational reading" ebooks. 

Select eBook Collections


Oxford University Press
Access: UCI
Geography: Global

  • Research Encyclopedias
    Current, peer-reviewed trustworthy research, read in 30 minutes or less, across 25 encyclopedias spanning the social and physical sciences.  
  • Very Short Introductions
    Concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects. Expert authors combine facts, analysis, new insights, and enthusiasm to make often challenging topics readable.

  • Handbooks: Social Sciences
    Surveys of current thinking and research. Specially commissioned essays from leading international figures in the discipline give critical examination of the progress and direction of debates, providing scholars and graduate students with compelling new perspectives.  This subject includes: Business, Management, Economics, Research and Information, etc.  

Business Expert Press
Access: UCI
Geography: Global

Reliable, concise information and guidance from experts across the field of business.


IGI Global- Business and Management
Access: UCI

Geography: Global
Research and discussions encompassing the successes, pitfalls, and future directions of different organizational, management, and planning objectives in a multitude of industries and fields.  Highlights research from CEOs, presidents, managers, business analysts, leading instructors, consultants, project managers, and other experts.

OECD iLibrary

Access: UCI
Geography: Global

eBooks from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.  Thousands of e-books, chapters, tables and graphs, papers, articles, summaries, indicators, databases, etc. discoverable by theme, country or content type.  

  • 17 Themes:  Agriculture and Food, Development, Economics, Education, Employment, Energy, Environment, Finance and Investment, Governance, Industry and Services, Nuclear Energy, Science and Technology, Social Issues/Migration/Health, Taxation, Trade, Transport, Urban, Rural and Regional Development.


Test Prep and
Career Research Ebooks

Interested in going to graduate school or earning a professional certification as part of your career path?  Get study books and practice tests (online!) for popular graduate or industry-specific exams!  

Study for a test with Peterson's books, review materials, and interactive practice tests, covering a wide variety of exams.  

  • Graduate school tests:
  • Industry-specific tests: 
    Civil Service, Nursing, Real Estate, Social Work, Teaching, and many more!

Dissertations and Theses


ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global
Access: UCI
Geography: Global

The world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1743 to the present day. It also contains a significant amount of new international dissertations and theses.

In this database UCI has access to all other UC dissertations electronically since 1997, and UCI dissertations back to the 1980's. 


UC Library Search: Merage School Dissertations
Access: UCI
Geography: Global

This link searches the library catalog for all UC Irvine dissertations from the Paul Merage School of Business.


Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations
Access: Public
Geography: Global

Index of 1.5 million+ electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs).  


Open Access Theses & Dissertations (OATD)
Access: Public
Geography: Global

Index of 1.5 million+ electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs).  


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