Start Your Research

While we are not able to accommodate in-person visits to UCI Special Collections & Archives (SCA) nor the Orange County & Southeast Asian Archive Center (OC&SEAA) at this time, we offer a variety of ways to conduct research with our collections remotely.

If you are unsure of where to start, or need assistance with your research, you can ask us a question.

Reference Appointments with SCA Staff

You can make an appointment with specific SCA staff directly through the contact us page. We can provide you with subject area expertise, help you identify relevant materials, and provide assistance for using our Special Collections Request System, Aeon

Search Our Collections 

You can search all of our collection material using UCI Library Search and the Online Archive of California. If you are looking for a book or a serial, use Library Search. To review the finding aids for our archival collections, use the Online Archive of California. You can request material for remote research or digitization from either of these search locations. 

Request Scans of Material 

We can provide complimentary partial scans of books and serials and up to six folders of archival material for research purposes. Please visit the Find and Request Collections page for instructions. If you have questions, or are requesting material from the Jacques Derrida papers, please ask us a question.

View Our Digital Collections 

You can view existing digitized material through our digital collections portal. We recommend starting with Calisphere which is the most up-to-date repository. If you are looking for digital material in general, we also recommend reviewing the Primary Sources Research Guide