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Graduate Student Orientation to Biomedical Engineering 2018-2019: Things to Do


Things to Do

  1. Attend the UCI Libraries Reception for New Graduate Students on Thursday, September 25 at the Holden Room, Langson Library, from 3-4:30pm
  2. Read or review Crafting Your Research Future: A Guide to Successful Master's and PhD Degrees in Science & Engineering, 2012 by Ling & Yang - provides an excellent overiview of higher education in the current fiscal and social environments.
  3. Your UCI Photo-ID should contain a bar code strip so that you can borrow and request materials. Activation takes place at the time of first ibrary transactions.  If there are difficulties, please check-in at a Library Loan Desk. 
  4. Loan periods for graduate students are for one quarter or 10 weeks from date of borrowing - no date stamping is done nor are reminders for overdue books sent - please rely upon My Library Account
  5. Learn how to use self-checkout
  6. Become familiar with the Library Hours for the academic year and the Intersessions.
  7. For copying & printing, activate your UCI Photo ID card at the Library by adding money into the regenerator for photocopying (10 cents/page) and printing (12 cents/page); can be added to when money runs out -  this method of copying will also be available at all UCI Computer Labs, but the costs may vary from one installation to another.
  8. Choose PIN # - needed for some ILL & DDS requests
  9. Explore Bibliographic Management Systems software for EndNote, EndNote Web, Zotero, Mendeley & other software products
  10. Create and use your MY Library account to monitor all Library Transactions
  11. Create a MY ILL account to review status of all ILL transactions
  12. Become familiar with MELVYL and WorldCat options and where to find help (MELVYL Guide & FAQs)
  13. Navigate the Biomedical Engineering Subject Guide and UCI Library website
  14. Explore the appropriate Engineering Subject Guides and UCI Library website
  15. If you are a TA, please serve as intermediary between faculty and librarian – send syllabus, assignments, seek contributions to support class to promote information literacy
  16. Show interest in Scholarly Communications & Data Management issues – support for open access resources, curiosity about where to publish, retain authors’ rights, be aware of copyright & fair use and scholarly purposing of content, etc.  Review content at the Scholarly Communications Subject Guide
  17. Read eMail messages sent by Engineering Librarian
  18. Become familiar with information sessions offered by Graduate Resource Center
  19. Remember that laptops, iPads, digital cameras, videocameras can be borrowed from MRC
  20. Use Group Study Rooms at Science Library (SL) and Graduate Student Study Rooms at both libraries (ask for key or Access Code at Loan Desks)
  21. Use Library Escorts if leaving the Library alone at night - will take you to campus housing or to a parked vehicle in campus lots.  Call 824-9312
  22. Give yourself a tour of the libraries to find out where the Reference Collection is, where the current periodicals are (unbound - arranged by journal title - lift up rack for earlier issues); call # ranges for books and bound journals - at Science Library (SL) there is the Bar for circulating books and Drum for bound journals that do not circulate.  Virtual or self-guided tours available.

Liaison Librarian

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Julia Gelfand
Office: Science Library 228

Phone: 949-824-4971