Find Materials

Finding library materials in a large academic research library can seem daunting at first glance, but the UB Libraries have a variety of helpful tools that you can use to search our vast array of digital and print resources. When searching, if you don’t get the results you expect, ask us for advice.


  • Everything

    The Everything search engine provides a Google-like experience, allowing researchers to use one search box to discover reliable library content including books, articles and more.

  • Catalog

    The Libraries’ Catalog contains over 4 million records for print and online materials owned by all of the UB Libraries. Materials include: books, journals, newspapers, conference Proceedings, sound & video recordings, government documents, maps, archival collections, musical scores and more.

  • Databases

    Library databases can be used to find articles in journals, magazines, newspapers and books. Databases are provided for academic research by current authorized University at Buffalo UB faculty, students and staff only

  • E-Books

    Current UB students, faculty and staff have access to over 760,000 E-Books through the UB Libraries. E-Books are readable on computers in the Libraries, or they can be read both on and off campus on a variety of devices.

  • E-Journals

    Access 150,000+ journals in electronic format. You’ll find scholarly, professional and trade publications as well as popular magazines.

  • Course Reserve

    To ensure that all UB students have access to course-related materials, instructors often place items on Course Reserve through the UB Libraries. Course Reserve items may include books, videos, textbooks, e-books, journal articles, book chapters, recordings and other materials.

  • Off Campus Access

    UB students, faculty and staff have off-campus access to many databases and e-journals.