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Graduate Student Orientation - MPP - 2019-2020: Things To Do


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. 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, Drum for bound journals that do not circulate)

3. Use Campus 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

4. 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)

5. Remember that laptops, digital cameras can be borrowed from MRC

6. Become familiar with information sessions offered by Graduate Resource Center

7. Become acquainted with and read eMail messages sent by Librarian for UPPP

8. 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 announcements and information on the Data Management and Scholarly Communications Subject Guides

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

11. Learn how to use Self CheckOut to borrow books

12. 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

13. Remember MY ILL to track all requests and transactions

14. Explore the UCI Library website and appropriate Subject Guides

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

16. Explore Bibliographic Management Systems

             17. Register for an ORCID iD. Registration - Heads up researchers! Beginning FY 2020 (October 2019) Federal funders now require ORCID iD registration for all new fellowship, research training, education, and career development proposals.

(See for the original notice.) ORCID is an open, non-profit, community-based effort to provide a registry of unique digital researcher identifiers. These unique identifiers help identify articles written by the same author using various forms of his, her, or their names. This registry also provides a way to link research activities, such as publication and data set creation, to these identifiers. Beyond the federal funding requirements, you’ll be doing the research community a favor by participating – the more the ORCID buy-in, the further along we all get toward the goal of seamless, comprehensive and accurate compilation of individual authors’ works.

Liaison Librarian

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Julia Gelfand
Office: Science Library 228

Phone: 949-824-4971