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Chemistry: Graduate Student Orientation

UC Irvine Chemistry has 44 faculty members, 215 graduate students, 50 postdoctoral fellows, and provide internationally-recognized programs in a friendly, informal setting; our annual research funding exceeds $10 million dollars.

Fall Graduate Orientation

Library Structure – Langson (Humanities/Social Science/Arts), Science Library  (Life & Physical Science/Engineering/Medicine), GML (Clinical Medicine)

Library Card – your UCI ID needs to be activated; best done after Oct.3 but can be done earlier

CampusGroups mobile app under ID card (more info at

Loan periods – 90 days for books, 2 hour reserves, 7 days for media (DVD, VHS)

Library Search (Combined Library Catalog for ten UC Campuses)

eScholarship - UC systemwide institutional repository - Faculty papers, eJournals

ORCiD - register for new iD or update your record

Searching and linking to full-text

UC e-Links (SFX linking)

VPN for remote access – WebVPN and Cisco VPN software

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) –MELVYL and UC Irvine

Chemistry searching web interfaces

                SciFinder Scholar (must register for new accounts)

                Reaxys (individual accounts for saving search results, reaction scenarios)

Subject Guides and Databases

                Databases – Web of Science *, BIOSIS Previews *, Compendex *,  Crystallography, SciFinder-n *

Journals – RCS journals *, ACS Journals *

E-BooksSpringer *, Knovel *, Safari *    Overdrive *

Free Online Newspaper accounts:  New York Times       Wall Street Journal

Bibliographic Software – EndNote; EndNoteWeb; Mendeley, Zotero; Google Scholar Citations

Course reserves – teaching and for students

Open Access and Scholarly Communications - UC Systemwide Policy and eScholarship

Selection decisions – purchasing for the collections

Tour of Science Library


Carpentry Courses

Software Carpentries

Software Carpentry Workshop: Unix, Git, and Python

Software Carpentry aims to help researchers get their work done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic research computing skills. This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation. The course is aimed at graduate students and other researchers. You don't need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop.

Scholarly Communications Coordinator; Research Librarian for Chemistry, Earth System Science, and Russian Studies

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