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Researching from home? Use the VPN Links below to access our licensed databases and resources. Please contact NACS if you need assistance at 949-824-2222.

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Mobile Access Optimized @ UCI

Increasingly many of our licensed library resources are available via mobile devices - this link will tell you what is available and on what platform.  

Copying/Printing at the Libraries

Beginning in Fall, 2008 the UCI PhotoID will serve as your copy card for copying and xeroxing.  It requires that money be added to it by inserting it in one of the Regenerator machines found throughout the UCI Libraries.  Enter a few dollars at a time and add to it when it is depleted.  Costs will be debited at the rate of 8 cents per copy or xerox made; 12 cents per page of printing.

Evaluating Information

When using Online or Internet Resources, consider Search Engines vs. metasites - evaluate resource - consider domain - .edu, .com, .gov, .org, etc.

Thinking Critically about World Wide Web Resources - or Evaluation Techniques for Internet Resources

  1. Authority control - authorship - who, affiliation, where
  2. Currency - note the date, the update, does it reflect the right period of time
  3. Evaluate the source - establish criteria that is meaningful to covering the topic
  4. Citing Internet resources - URL & date of the search
  5. Capturing and citing
  6. Copying

Introduction

There are many resources at the UCI Libraries devoted to the study of biomedical engineering.  The collection is young as is the academic program here and it is focused upon the general materials, and the specific research interests and coursework that is currently.  It is anticipated that the collection will grow rapidly in parallel as the program expands its emphases and more faculty and students join it.  Some of the current special interests reflect strong interdisciplinary interests and include: tissue engineering, molecular engineering, protein engineering, laser technologies, transplantation, optic sensors, biomedical devices and instrumentation, implants, biomechanics, cardiovascular instruments, Microelectromechanical Systems or MEMS or BIOMEMS, relationships to biotechnology, computational methods and genomic statistics and relationships.

 

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Using Databases

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Liaison Librarian

Julia Gelfand
Contact:
Office: Ayala Science Library 228

Phone: 949-824-4971

EMail: jgelfand@uci.edu