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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.  


Includes the study of software architecture, software development, design and analysis, programming languages, ubiquitous computing, information retrieval and management, human-computer interaction, computer-supported cooperative work, bioinformatics and its different emphases such as in medical bioinformatics, and other topics that bridge information technology design and use in social and organizational computing. New resources that cover enhanced curriculum for data science and computer gaming is also reflected here, within a larger interdisciplinary context.   Emphasis on policy and representation, discrete mathematics, arts computation, medical informatics, pervasive computing and related topics.  Additional relevant information may be found on the Subject Guide for Electrical Engineering and Computer Science to support the Samueli School of Engineering.

All new affiliates of ICS should consider the following:

  1. Create an ORCID ID
  2. Learn about Overleaf Professional, a LaTeX writing tool

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


Copying/ Printing at the Libraries

Your UCI PhotoID will serve as your copy card for copying and xeroxing at the UCI Libraries.  It requires that money be added to it by inserting it in one of the Regenerator machines found ini the copy service units at each of 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.

Connect from Off Campus

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.


Software VPN

More Information Regarding the VPN

Library is Open for eAccess

Liaison Librarian

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Julia Gelfand
Office: Science Library 228

Phone: 949-824-4971


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