UCL Library Services

Search Explore

Magnifying glass

Explore the Library’s books, journals and online resources. Find out more


Log in to your Library account



Quick Links

Need help?

Latest blog posts

Trial access to Historical Newspapers

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 10:47:47 +0000

UCL has trial access to the following ProQuest Historical Newspapers until 08th January 2016: Chinese Newspapers Collection South China Morning Post The Times of India These historical newspapers provide genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. Every issue of each title includes […]


Trial access to Mainichi Shimbun

Thu, 19 Nov 2015 15:15:50 +0000

UCL has trial access to Mainichi Shimbun until 20th December 2015. For off-site access please use Web WTS or Desktop@UCL Anywhere Maisaku or Mainichi Shimbun is a Japanese daily newspaper available online back to 1872. The database also provides Web access to Shukan Ekonomisuto (The Weekly Economist) as well as Mainichi Opinion Polls, an English-language version […]


About Explore

Getting the most from Explore

Go to Explore

What is Explore?

Explore is UCL Library Services' single search tool for finding journals, books, full-text articles, archive material and much more. Whether you're looking for items on your reading list or information for a project or research, you'll find it in Explore and you get instant access to any full-text we subscribe to.

Explore contains the whole of the UCL library catalogue, but also much more besides.

Quick guides

Getting help

Frequently asked questions

What content is available on Explore?

All resources
Search everything in Explore
Library catalogue
Printed and electronic book and journal titles held by UCL
Journal articles
A remotely-held catalogue of millions of electronic journal articles and other full-text e-resources
Digital collections
UCL Library Services' digital collections
UCL Discovery
Open access documents from UCL's publications repository
UCL Exam Papers
Electronic copies of UCL exam papers
UCL Archives
UCL's archives catalogue
UCL Journals
Journal titles to which UCL Library provides access, both print and electronic
UCL Reading Lists
Links to lists by course code or title

If you know you are looking for a particular type of material, we recommend limiting your search to that type of material before entering your search terms. E.g. if you know you are looking for a library book, select Library catalogue from the drop-down list before typing your search.

If you are looking for the most relevant information (of any type) on a particular topic, simply type your search terms into the box and then look at your results. You can later narrow down your search results by type of material (e.g. UCL library books) if you wish, simply by clicking on one of the links to the left of the results.

How are Explore's search results ranked?

Explore uses a complex ranking called ScholarRank which is tailored to the academic environment. It starts by ranking results according to the presence of your search terms in their author/title etc. Then it ranks materials more highly if they are known to be more well-respected/used by academic users.

Page last modified on 01 oct 15 15:59

Race Equality Charter Bronze Award logoAthena SWAN Silver AwardUCL Green Impact logo