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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

Things to Do

  1. Your UCI Photo-ID should contain a bar code strip so that you can borrow and request materials. It does not require activation, but is what you should use when making a library transaction.
  2. 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
  3. Learn how to use self-checkout
  4. Become familiar with the Library Hours for the academic year and the Intersessions.
  5. Activate your 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.
  6. Choose PIN # - needed for some ILL & DDS requests
  7. Explore Bibliographic Management Systems software for EndNote, EndNote Basic, Mendeley, Zotero & other software products
  8. Use your MY Library Account to monitor all Library Transactions
  9. Create a MY ILL account to review status of all ILL transactions
  10. Become familiar with MELVYL and WorldCat options and where to find help (MELVYL Guide & FAQs)
  11. Navigate the Public Health Subject Guide and UCI Library website
  12. 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
  13. Show interest in Scholarly Communications 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 Scholarly Communications Subject Guide
  14. Read eMail messages sent by Librarian for Public Health
  15. Become familiar with information sessions offered by Graduate Resource Center
  16. Remember that laptops can be borrowed from MRC
  17. Use Group Study Rooms at the Science Library and Graduate Student Study Rooms at both libraries (ask for key or Access Code at Loan Desks)
  18. 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
  19. Give yourself a tour of the libraries to find out where the Reference Collection is, where the current periodicals are (unbound - arranged alphabetically by journal title - lift up rack for earlier issues); call # ranges for books and bound journals - at the Science Library there is Bar for circulating books, Drum for bound journals that do not circulate)