If you are searching for a particular book or want to discover a book on a certain topic, you should use a catalog to locate a book.
The new UC Library Search online catalog not only searches the physical and electronic holdings of UCI Libraries, but also all of the libraries across the University of California system. If you sign into your library account using your UCINet ID and password, you'll be able to request physical materials and scans of articles and book chapters from other UC libraries directly from the catalog.
If you are searching for plays, visit the Plays page for additional search tips.
Locate dissertations and theses using the following tools:
Dissertations and Theses * is a multidisciplinary database that allows you to find doctoral dissertations and masters theses. In addition to the actual subject content, I find these documents particularly valuable for their bibliographies.
NDLTD is a free search engine to locate electronic theses and dissertations from all over the world. Many are freely available online.
When you're in UC Library Search, you can request items that we don't locally own or that are currently checked out using the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) process. You will need to login to your library account (this uses your UCINet ID and password) to initiate this request. Full information is available here: https://www.lib.uci.edu/interlibrary-loan