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CBE 250 - Winter Quarter 2021: Home


This Course Guide will direct you to research information strategies and resources that will guide you to finding appropriate and relevant information in the field of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering.  Obviously, there are overlaps with other disciplines such as Chemistry, Materials Science, Molecular Biology, Nanotechnology, Environmental Sciences & Engineering and the subject will continue to expand and converge with other areas.  This guide builds on several goals:

  • how to conduct a literature search
  • how to stay informed and updated about new outputs in various topical areas - register for new releases and alert services
  • citation options
  • citation managers (bibliographic management systems)
  • how to share information with colleagues and collaborators
  • authenticating yourself - ORCID ID
  • publishing trends & opportunities in field
  • getting ready for thesis or dissertation research

Using VPN

You can download VPN on up to 5 devices: laptops, desktops, tablets, phones, etc.  For any problems related to VPN & Connectivity, please contact OIT (949-824-2222)

Trends in Scholarly Communication

Scholarly publishing is constantly changing due to the "open movements" including Open Access, institutional repositories and directives, data management compliance, peer review practices, and other aspects that are responding to new demands in scholarly communication.

Following and tracking these issues is important.

Creating Academic Profile

There are many options for creating and enhancing your academic profile.  Some hints include keeping information professional & do not share too many personal details through social media and if you post any documents make sure that they are in PDF and can't be altered.  Sources that may be useful include:

Liaison Librarian

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Julia Gelfand
Office: Science Library 228

Phone: 949-824-4971