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As UCLA students and scholars advance knowledge, illuminate the past, shape the present, and uncover the future, they rely on resources that support their endeavors in all fields. From a top-rated library to outdoor nature reserves, the campus is well-equipped to meet diverse scholastic needs.
Art Galleries and Museums
The leading arts and cultural center in the West, UCLA museums, galleries, and gardens provide eclectic resources ranging from the ancient to the avant-garde.
Fowler Museum at UCLA
The Fowler Museum at UCLA is internationally known for the quality of its collections, which encompass the arts and material culture of much of the world, with particular emphasis on West and Central Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and the Americas, past and present. It supports UCLA instruction and research and sponsors major exhibitions, lecture programs, and symposia. The museum is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday. For more information on hours and admission, see http://www.fowler.ucla.edu or call (310) 825-4361.
Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts
Housed in the UCLA Hammer Museum, the Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts holds a distinguished collection of over 45,000 prints, drawings, photographs, and artists’ books, including nearly 10,000 works from the prestigious Armand Hammer Daumier and Contemporaries Collection. A study and research facility for the benefit of students and the community, the center’s permanent holdings include significant European and American examples from the fifteenth century to the present. It is particularly noted for its collection of German Expressionist prints and works on paper by Matisse and Picasso, as well as the Richard Vogler Cruikshank Collection and the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection of Japanese prints. The center is open only by appointment. See http://hammer.ucla.edu/collections/detail/collection_id/5 or call (310) 443-7078.
Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden
Situated on a picturesque five-acre expanse that spans the heart of north campus, the Murphy Sculpture Garden contains a collection of over 70 major works by Rodin, Matisse, Calder, Arp, Falkenstein, Lachaise, Lipchitz, Moore, Miró, Hepworth, Noguchi, and many other late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century masters. All works in this distinguished collection are private gifts to the University. Tours may be arranged. See http://hammer.ucla.edu/collections/detail/collection_id/6 or call (310) 443-7055 or 443-7041.
New Wight Gallery
The New Wight Gallery is an exhibit space for visual arts, including student and faculty exhibitions. The gallery is housed in 1100 Broad Art Center, (310) 825-0557. See http://www.art.ucla.edu/gallery/index.html.
UCLA Hammer Museum
The UCLA Hammer Museum regularly presents its collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings by such artists as Monet, Pissarro, Sargent, Cassatt, and Van Gogh. The museum organizes and presents major changing exhibitions devoted to examinations of historical and contemporary art in all periods. Cultural programming, including children’s performance and storytelling series, music, poetry readings, and lunchtime art talks, are presented throughout the week. For information on programming, hours, and docent tours, see http://hammer.ucla.edu or call (310) 443-7000.
The UCLA Library, a campuswide network of libraries serving programs of study and research in many fields, is among the top 10 ranked research libraries in the U.S. The total collections number more than nine million volumes, and nearly 78,000 serial titles are received regularly.
Reference librarians are available in all library units to answer questions about using online systems and to provide assistance with reference and research topics.
Students locate and identify materials through the library’s web-based online information systems. The UCLA Library Catalog contains records for all UCLA Library holdings and other campus collections, including the Archive Research and Study Center of the Film and Television Archive, Chicano Studies Research Center Library, Ethnomusicology Archive, Social Science Data Archive, Instructional Media Collections and Services, and William Andrews Clark Memorial Library. It also provides library item location and circulation status.
Other available catalogs include the UC Libraries Catalog (Melvyl), WorldCat, Center for Research Libraries, Online Archive of California, numerous abstracting and indexing databases, and gateways to other systems. The Melvyl Catalog contains information on library holdings at all 10 UC campuses.
While continuing to develop and manage collections of traditional printed materials, the UCLA Library also makes a number of digital resources available for campus use through the library site. These include College Library electronic reserves and electronic journals, texts, reference resources, periodical indexes, and abstracts. See http://www.library.ucla.edu.
Housed in the Public Affairs Building, the Arts Library collects material on architecture, architectural history, art, art history, design, film, television, photography as fine art, studio art, and theater. It also contains the Elmer Belt Library of Vinciana, a special collection of rare books and incunabula about Leonardo da Vinci and related materials in Renaissance studies. Performing Arts Special Collections, housed in the Young Research Library, contain noncirculating materials including the Artists’ File, archival records of major Southern California motion picture studios and television production companies, scripts from film, television, and radio, animation art, personal papers of writers, directors, and producers, photographs and production stills, posters, lobby cards, press kits, and West Coast theater playbills. See http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/arts/index.cfm or call (310) 206-5425.
Charles E. Young Research Library
The Young Research Library primarily serves graduate research in the humanities, social sciences, education, public affairs, government information, and maps. Most of its collections are arranged in open stacks. The building also houses reference, circulation, graduate reserve, and periodicals services and the Microform and Media Service, with microcopies of newspapers, periodicals, and other materials. The Department of Special Collections contains rare books and pamphlets, primarily in the humanities, social sciences, and visual arts, from the fifteenth to twentieth century, University Archives, early maps and atlases, early California newspapers, manuscript collections, transcripts of oral history, ephemera, microfilm, tape recordings, prints, paintings, and drawings, including original architectural drawings. See http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/researchlibrary/index.cfm or call (310) 825-4732 or 825-1323.
The College Library, located in the Powell Library Building, features collections and services in support of the undergraduate curriculum in the humanities, social and physical sciences, and mathematics. Course reserve materials, including books, articles, audiotapes, homework solutions, lecture notes, and Academic Publishing Service Readers, are available for loan. The College Library Instructional Computing Commons, located on the first floor of Powell Library, provides students with access to computers and multimedia equipment, and Night Powell provides study space in a late-night reading room. See http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/college/index.cfm or call (310) 825-1938 or 825-9389.
Eugene and Maxine Rosenfeld Management Library
Located in the John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management complex, the Rosenfeld Management Library houses materials on accounting information systems, arts management, business history, corporate history, entrepreneurship, finance, general management and management theory, industrial relations, international and comparative management, management information systems, management strategy and policy, marketing, operations, research, production and operations management, public/not-for-profit management, and real estate. See http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/library.xml or call (310) 825-3138.
Hugh and Hazel Darling Law Library
The Darling Law Library collects published case decisions, statutes, and codes of the federal and state governments of the U.S. and other common law jurisdictions, legal treatises and periodicals in Anglo-American and international law, and appropriate international and comparative law holdings. The Law Library reports to the dean of the School of Law and contains over 580,000 bound volumes. See http://www.law.ucla.edu/library/Pages/default.aspx or call (310) 825-4743 or 825-6414.
Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library
The Darling Biomedical Library, located in the Center for the Health Sciences, serves all the UCLA health and sciences departments and schools and the UCLA Medical Center. Its collections focus on materials related to medicine, nursing, dentistry, public health, physiological sciences, biology, molecular biology, chemistry, biochemistry, zoology, plant sciences, psychology, and life sciences, as well as rare works in the history of health and life sciences, botanical illustration, and Arabic and Persian medical manuscripts. It contains over 678,000 print volumes and 3,170 journal subscriptions. See http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/biomed/index.cfm or call (310) 825-4904.
The collections of the Music Library in the Schoenberg Music Building include books, music scores, sheet music, video and sound recordings, microforms, and interactive media on Western music history and criticism; world music styles, cultures, and traditions; and music theory, aesthetics, philosophy, and organology. It also houses the Archive of Popular American Music, a special collection of published and manuscript sheet music, recordings, and related materials. Performing Arts Special Collections, housed in the Young Research Library, include rare printed and manuscript books, scores, and opera librettos; personal papers of prominent Southern California composers, performers, and writers on music; and archives of film, television, and radio music. See http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/music/index.cfm or call (310) 825-4882 or 825-1353.
Richard C. Rudolph East Asian Library
Located in the Young Research Library, the Rudolph East Asian Library collects Chinese, Japanese, and Korean language materials in the humanities and social sciences. The collection is particularly strong in Japanese Buddhism, religion, Chinese and Japanese fine arts, Chinese archaeology, premodern history and classical literature on both China and Japan, and Korean literature and religion. See http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/eastasian/index.cfm or call (310) 825-4836.
Science and Engineering Library
The Science and Engineering Library (SEL) collections on engineering, mathematics, and the physical sciences are housed in two separate locations. SEL/Engineering and Mathematical Sciences in Boelter Hall houses materials on aeronautics, astronomy, and atmospheric sciences; bioengineering; chemical, civil, electrical, environmental, manufacturing, mechanical, and nuclear engineering; computer science and electronics; energy technology; mathematics; metals and materials; pollution; and statistics. SEL/Geology-Geophysics in the Geology Building houses materials on geology, geophysics, geochemistry, space physics, planetary science, regional geology, paleobiology, micropaleontology, invertebrate paleontology, ore deposits, geomorphology, hydrology, and chemical oceanography. See http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/sel/index.cfm or call (310) 825-4951, 825-1055, or 825-3982.
Special Archives and Collections
In addition to the extensive collections of the University Library, a rich array of other information resources is independently managed by individual UCLA departments and centers.
Cultural Center Collections
The Bunche Center for African American Studies Library and Media Center (http://www.bunchecenter.ucla.edu) contains materials reflecting the African American experience in the social sciences, arts, and humanities. The American Indian Studies Center Library (http://www.aisc.ucla.edu/lib/aisclibrary.shtml) houses a collection on American Indian life, culture, and state of affairs in historical and contemporary perspectives, while the Asian American Studies Center Reading Room/Library (http://www.aasc.ucla.edu/library/default.asp) features Asian and Pacific Island American resources.
Materials related to Chicano and Latino cultures are housed in the Chicano Studies Research Center Library (http://www.chicano.ucla.edu/library/default.asp), and the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library (http://www.clarklibrary.ucla.edu) contains rare books, manuscripts, and other noncirculating materials on English culture (1641 to 1800). The English Reading Room (http://www.english.ucla.edu/index.php/English-Reading-Room/english-reading-room) features a noncirculating collection of British and American literature, literary history, and criticism.
Instructional Media Collections and Services and Laboratory
The Instructional Media Collections and Services, located in the Powell Library Building, is UCLA’s central resource for the collection and maintenance of educational and instructional media. Materials from the collection are loaned to regularly scheduled UCLA classes and may be rented by organizations and individuals from the campus community and beyond. Staff members monitor compliance with University guidelines and federal copyright law governing the use of video recordings. Reference books from educational and feature film distributors are available. Staff members assist in researching media on any subject and obtaining materials from outside sources. See http://www.oid.ucla.edu/units/imcs/ or call (310) 825-0755.
The Instructional Media Laboratory provides access to course- or textbook-related audio, interactive, and videotape programs. Students, assigned by faculty to study specific supplementary materials, may learn at their own pace and time. See http://www.oid.ucla.edu/units/imlab/ or call (310) 206-1211.
UCLA Film and Television Archive
The UCLA Film and Television Archive is the world’s largest university-based collection of motion pictures and broadcast programming. The archive’s holdings of over 300,000 original film and television materials serve both the UCLA community and national and international constituencies.
The Motion Picture Collection is the country’s largest collection after the Library of Congress. Among its outstanding collections are 27 million feet of Hearst Metrotone News film dating back to 1919. Other noteworthy holdings include studio print libraries from Twentieth Century-Fox, Paramount, Warner Brothers, Sony/Columbia, Republic, RKO, New World Pictures, and Orion. Special collections document the careers of William Wyler, Hal Ashby, Tony Curtis, Rosalind Russell, Stanley Kramer, Cecil B. DeMille, Harold Lloyd, Charleton Heston, Rock Hudson, and other persons of prominence in the American film industry.
The Television Collection is the nation’s largest university-based collection of television broadcast materials. Its titles include kinescopes, telefilms, and videotapes spanning television history from 1946 to the present, with emphasis on drama, comedy, and variety programming. A special collection of over 100,000 news and public affairs programs is also maintained.
The archive’s exhibition program presents evening screenings and discussions that focus on archival materials, new work by independent filmmakers, and an array of international films. See http://www.cinema.ucla.edu or call (310) 206-8013.
The Archive Research and Study Center (ARSC) in the Powell Library Building (310-206-5388) provides on-site viewing of the Film and Television Archive’s collections and research consultation to students, faculty, and researchers.
The Ethnomusicology Archive (http://www.ethnomusic.ucla.edu/archive/) houses over 100,000 sound and audiovisual recordings of folk, ethnic, and non-Western classical music, while the Social Science Data Archive (http://dataarchives.ss.ucla.edu) contains a collection of statistical databases for the social sciences. The UCLA Lab School Gonda Family Library (http://www.labschool.ucla.edu/learning/library/) features contemporary materials for children from kindergarten through junior high school and adult works on children’s literature.
The exciting pace of computer technology demands an environment where information systems are recognized as a strategic requirement with a strong focus of attention, and where there is a solid technology foundation already in place. UCLA provides that environment and ensures hardware, software, and training to support research and study.
Academic Technology Services
Academic Technology Services (ATS) provides resources and services that support the UCLA distributed computing environment. Through its five service areas ATS seeks to facilitate cross-departmental information technology initiatives, provide specialized resources to faculty members and students in pursuit of their research and instructional goals, and leverage the volume purchasing power of the University. See http://www.ats.ucla.edu or call (310) 825-6635.
Training and consulting services include classes and online seminars in statistical applications, high-performance computing, scientific visualization, and geographic information systems. See http://www.ats.ucla.edu/classes/ or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through Software Central, ATS informs the UCLA community of software available at educational or special volume discounts and provides technical support for many applications. See http://www.softwarecentral.ucla.edu or call (310) 206-4780.
Advanced Technologies offers integrated services to faculty members. Areas of expertise include technical and administrative grant development support; storage and management tools for research and instructional data; analysis and interpretation of complex data sets through statistical and visualization support; high-performance network consulting services for research; and high-performance computing through Beowulf clusters, consulting support for faculty to access the National Supercomputer Centers, and support for the development of central and local commodity-based Linux clusters. Seehttp://www.ats.ucla.edu/clusters/hpc/ or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Disabilities and Computing Program
The Disabilities and Computing Program (DCP) provides adaptive technology services and support to students, faculty, and staff with disabilities, to faculty who are working with students with disabilities, and to departments. The DCP also coordinates access to computers, local area networks, and online resources for people with disabilities. See http://www.dcp.ucla.edu or call (310) 206-7133 or 206-6004.
Student Computer Laboratories
Student laboratories are supported through Academic Technology Services and the College Library Instructional Computing Commons. See Student Services later in this chapter for information.
Parks, Reserves, and Natural Science Resources
The geography of Southern California is conducive to research in the natural sciences. The diverse region is a natural laboratory supported by numerous UCLA resources for study.
The Biological Collections of the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department include marine fishes from the Eastern Pacific and Gulf of California, and birds and mammals primarily from the Western U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Central America. The department also maintains a more limited collection of amphibians, reptiles, and fossil vertebrates. See http://www.eeb.ucla.edu/dickey/ or call (310) 825-1282.
Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine
The Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine is responsible for the procurement, husbandry, and general welfare of animals required for teaching and investigative services. It also administers the veterinary medical and husbandry programs throughout the campus. See https://www.dlam2.ucla.edu or call (310) 794-2571.
Marine Science Center
The Marine Science Center coordinates marine-related teaching and research on campus and facilitates interdepartmental interaction of faculty members and students. UCLA offers one of the broadest interdisciplinary educational programs in marine sciences in the U.S. Field trips for marine-related courses and access to research sites in the Santa Monica Bay, Channel Islands, and the Southern California Bight are provided by UCLA’s 68-foot research vessel Sea World UCLA. See http://www.msc.ucla.edu or call (310) 206-8247.
Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden
The Mathias Botanical Garden is a living museum with one of the most important botanical collections in the U.S. With specimens from all over the world, the seven-acre expanse on south campus specializes in tropical and subtropical plants, including some 5,000 species in 225 families. The botanical garden also has a research herbarium containing 180,000 dried plant specimens. School and community group tours are available as are individual guided tours. See http://www.botgard.ucla.edu or call (310) 825-1260 or 206-6707.
Stunt Ranch Santa Monica Mountains Reserve
The University of California founded the UC Natural Reserve System (NRS) in 1965 to preserve undisturbed natural areas representing the state’s vast ecological diversity for students, teachers, and researchers from public and private educational institutions to use as outdoor classrooms and living laboratories. The Stunt Ranch Santa Monica Mountains Reserve, administered by the Los Angeles campus, officially joined the UC NRS in November 1995. The 310-acre site is a 40-minute drive from UCLA and includes fine examples of chaparral and oak woodland ecosystems. The reserve lends itself to programs that focus on the natural ecosystems and issues of resource management in the urban/wildland interface. Undergraduate and graduate courses in the departments of Anthropology, Earth and Space Sciences, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Geography, Physics and Astronomy, and the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability utilize Stunt Ranch and other NRS sites. See http://stuntranch.ucnrs.org or call (310) 206-3887.
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