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Graduate Student Guide for Public Health

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Research Librarian for the Health Sciences, Medicine, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacology, Public Health

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Hector R. Perez-Gilbe
He, Him, His
UC Irvine
Science Library
Room 232
Irvine, CA 92623
(949) 824-6957

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Connect from Off Campus

Researching from home? Remote access to the UCI Libraries' licensed online resources is available to current UC Irvine students, faculty & staff. Visit our Connect from Off-Campus page for more information!

Basic Overview

There are many resources at the UCI Libraries devoted to the study of Public Health.  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 offered at the present.  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: global health, vaccination/immunizations, poverty, maternal child health, water transmitted diseases, environmental health, responding to natural disasters, gender issues, infectious diseases, GIS, demography/population studies, tobacco use, aging & geriatrics, international development, reproductive health, children, nutrition/diet, etc. The Subject Guide for Public Health is what you should depend upon as a pathway to special subject-related resources.  It is recommended that you "bookmark" or add as a "favorite" on your personal computer list of resources/websites.

The UCI Library Website is your point of departure as you seek information - - instructions on connecting from off-campus should be followed - for additional information, consult with OIT at 824-2222

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UC Library Search

Search collections across all UC campuses or limit your search to UCI. Includes print books and articles, electronic books and articles, book chapters, and more. 

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Interlibrary Loan & Transfers

  • Use UC Library Search to request articles and books not owned by UCI Libraries at no cost to you through interlibrary loan. 
  • To transfer materials from Langson/Science to the Grunigen Medical Library, use the Request link in UC Library Search record for the Langson/Science owned material and choose your pickup location as Grunigen.
  • For material found in WorldCat but not in UC Library Search, submit a request using the Blank ILL Request Form.

Biomedical and Interdisciplinary Databases

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Library Buildings

You are likely to probably depend on the Science Library (SL) for most of your needs in the life sciences, physical sciences, information sciences, engineering & technology, clinical and health sciences, however you may have to use the Langson Library (LL) for business/management, social & behavioral sciences, arts, letters & literature, Government Information and perhaps the Grunigen Medical Library (GML) for clinical and other medical resources.  There is also the Gateway Study Center for all-night studying.