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Graduate Student Orientation - MURP - 2018-2019: Things To Do

An introduction to Library Services & Collections to support the entering masters' candidates in Urban & Regional Planning.

Things To Do

1. Make sure that you have configured your personal computer for remote access.  Feel comfortable with Connecting from Off-Campus and using VPN options

2. Explore Bibliographic Management Systems

3. Create a MY LIBRARY ACCOUNT to manage your library transactions

4. Explore the UCI Library website and appropriate Subject Guides

5. Remember MY ILL to track all requests and transactions

6. Add money to your UCI Photo-ID for copying/xeroxing and printing at any of the UCI Libraries - it will debit each page's costs accordingly to 8 cents/page for xeroxing & 12 cents/page for printing.  This will also be available at all campus IT labs but the costs for different functions may differ

7. Learn how to use Self CheckOut to borrow books

8. Keep UCI Libraries informed of any changes to your eMail address

9. 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

10. Show interest in Scholarly Communications, Data Management and Research Impact 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 announcements and programs on the Subject Guides for Scholarly Communications, Research Data Management and Research Impacts Using Citation Metrics

11. Become familiar with information sessions & services offered by Graduate Resource Center

12. Remember that laptops & digital cameras can be borrowed from MRC and that there are many forms of technology there including the Presentation Studio and 3D printing options.

13. 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)

14. Use Safety 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

15. Give yourself a self-guided 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)

16. Attend the Library's Welcome Reception for new Graduate Students on Thursday, Oct 2 from 3-4:30 at the Langson Library Holden Room

17. Read email messages sent by and meet with Librarian for PPD, Julia Gelfand

Liaison Librarian

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Julia Gelfand
Office: Science Library 228

Phone: 949-824-4971