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The University of California Irvine Libraries now provides free Overleaf Professional accounts for all faculty, staff, and students who would like to use a collaborative, online LaTeX editor for their papers and projects
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Claim your UCI Libraries Overleaf Professional Account Today!

All UC Irvine students, faculty, and staff may claim a Professional Overleaf account for writing and publishing their projects, presentations, and research papers. Claim your Professional Overleaf account via this link:

What is Overleaf?

Overleaf is an online collaborative writing and publishing tool that makes the whole process of writing, editing and publishing scientific documents much quicker and easier. Overleaf provides the convenience of an easy-to-use LaTeX editor with real-time collaboration and the fully compiled output produced automatically in the background as you type.

Overleaf @ UC Irvine

The UCI Libraries now provides free Overleaf Professional accounts for all faculty, staff, and students. Claim your free 20GB Overleaf Pro account by signing up at this link using your UCI email address: 

Overleaf is designed to make the process of writing, editing and producing your research papers and project reports much quicker for both you and your collaborators. Overleaf can also be linked to services such as arXiv, GitHub, Gitlab, and BitBucket to best fit into your workflow.

Overleaf Professional accounts provide:

  • Online collaboration in LaTeX or RichText within one editing platform - easily switch between either mode.
  • Real-time collaboration in your browser for sharing and editing projects with authorized users. You can remove collaborators at any time.
  • Real-time track changes and visible collaborator cursor(s)
  • Real-time preview of projects to view the PDF version of your document while editing and writing - type on the left and see your typeset document on the right.
  • Full history view of your projects – see all changes made for the entire life of the project, with the ability to revert to any past change.
  • Integrated, streamlined publishing - allows you to publish immediately and directly to the journal of your choice with an integrated submission system to dozens of publishing partners.
  • Improved Teaching Tools available on Overleaf
  • Unlimited number of invited collaborators (& link sharing) with advanced access control for protected projects
  • Two-way sync with Dropbox and GitHub
  • Reference manager sync and advanced reference search
  • Priority support
  • UCI resource portal available – including easy sign up, UCI templates, FAQs, and resource links.

Sign up for your Overleaf Professional account via the UCI resource portal.

Video - An Introduction to Overleaf

Tutorials for Getting Started


To get help with any of these databases, or if you have problems logging in contact:

  • Mitchell Brown
  • 230 Science Library
  • Office: 949-824-9732


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