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Earth Day - 40th Birthday!

Lots of activities worldwide - see this compilation of the celebration!

Mobile Access Optimized @ UCI

Increasingly many of our licensed library resources are available via mobile devices - this link will tell you what is available and on what platform.  

Copying/Printing at the Libraries

Beginning in Fall, 2008 the UCI PhotoID will serve as your copy card for copying and xeroxing.  It requires that money be added to it by inserting it in one of the Regenerator machines found throughout the UCI Libraries.  Enter a few dollars at a time and add to it when it is depleted.  Costs will be debited at the rate of 8 cents per copy or xerox made; 12 cents per page of printing.


Environmental Sciences is an interdisciplinary approach to studying different aspects of the physical and natural environment using scientific, social, economic, moral, and other approaches.  The results are information output that is classified in nearly every subject area.  Today, the contemporary policy implications of environmental topics are increasingly complex as they resonate in many threatening ways.  They also contribute to many new, innovative and emerging disciplines that remind us what creativity and technology can allow.  The "greening" of many topics suggests the increased attention paid to environmental issues today.

For additional resources that share an orientation to Environmental and Occupational Health, you may want to visit that Subject Guide.

Evaluating Information

When using Online or Internet Resources, consider Search Engines vs. metasites - evaluate resource - consider domain - .edu, .com, .gov, .org, etc.

Thinking Critically about World Wide Web Resources - or Evaluation Techniques for Internet Resources

  1. Authority control - authorship - who, affiliation, where
  2. Currency - note the date, the update, does it reflect the right period of time
  3. Evaluate the source - establish criteria that is meaningful to covering the topic
  4. Citing Internet resources - URL & date of the search
  5. Capturing and citing
  6. Copying

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Julia Gelfand
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Phone: 949-824-4971


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