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Master of Engineering 2020-21: Home

Welcome & Introduction

Welcome to this new degree program and to UCI.  These are very unusual times that we can't welcome you in person but we look forward to working with you individually and in project or study groups.This handout should be a point of departure for your academic and information needs.  There are many library resources and services for which you can avail yourselves.  Please spend some time navigating through the tabs and boxes and open up the links so you see the variety of resources.  There are also some hints to follow in finding specific information and to create certain outcomes and functions.  The academic quarter goes very quickly so please do not hesitate to contact us, even for directional assistance about how to find something - that is the way to learn how to process everything.  As you begin to plan your capstone project we hope that you will share your plans with us.  Please let us know if you have any questions or need anything.  We look forward to meeting you and working with you, and want you to each be successful at UCI and beyond. As things change we will be updating this guide.

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Librarian

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Sara Heimann
For Faculty & Staff:
Request a Workshop
(949) 824-2205

On the Horizon - later this quarter, this year...

Add these items to your calendar:

Escape from Academics

Even though you may not be on campus or in Irvine, and these are the strangest of times, we hope that you will use library resources to escape from studying in your field and seek out recreational reading or videos where you can find both fiction and nonfiction, variety of classic films, documentaries and new releases.  These can be found among the following online resources:

Things to Do to Get Organized for This Quarter

Searching the Library's Catalogs & Resources

Start at the Library Website and then search:

  • Library Search - Notes all resources owned by the UCI Libraries in the "Library Catalog" including low use materials that have been sent to the Southern Regional Library Facility, SRLF (Storage Facility at UCLA)
  • MELVYL Catalog - Search resources through the UC System and / or libraries around the world that are also members of OCLC.  Check MELVYL before you submit an InterLibrary Loan request, or use the Request function in MELVYL entries to populate the entry that you need.
  • UC eScholarship - the Digital Repository for the University of California reflecting research & scholarship conducted at each of the 10 UC campuses.
  • Dryad - An open-access data repository where you can upload your research data to make it both discoverable and easily citable.  Contact Digital Scholarship Services for more information.

Liaison Librarian

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Julia Gelfand
Office: Science Library 228

Phone: 949-824-4971


Related Subject Guides

There are subject specific Library Guides for each department in the Samueli School of Engineering and many others that will be useful for you.  Each guide offers links to the core literature for books, journals, conference papers, technical literature, preprints, government information and data management.  For information you don't find, please contact us.  The entire list of all Guides prepared by UCI librarians is found here and recommended ones that may be particularly useful follow:

Software Available at UCI

The UCI Office of Information Technology (OIT) offers and supports the following software packages that students can download for free on your personal devices.