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Digitizing Resources

February 17, 2010

Curious about SCR? Here is what you need to know. SCR stands for Supplemental Course Resources. This is an excellent tool for instructors to digitize their resources and make them available for students on UCMCROPS or any other network. Instructors only need to submit this form to the second floor Services Desk of the Library, with attached course syllabus and the item to be digitized, and then wait until they are posted on CROPS.

Information on Systemwide Licenses

February 12, 2010

The California Digital Library negotiates on behalf of UC campuses to provide high quality resources to our library users. The "Challenges to Licensing from Some Publishers" explains why some publications may not be continued.


January 28, 2010

Today, I decided to look over the course specific page for Writing 101. I am currently in this course and felt that it would be good to know how to do it not only for myself (I am definitely filled with questions) but also for the other students.

Places to Study for Finals

December 10, 2009

If you are looking for a quiet place to study, the entire fourth floor is a Quiet Zone. Groups can meet on any of the other floors in the library, in the reserved rooms, or in the collaborative workrooms (first come first serve). You can check out dry erase markers and VGA cables (to connect your laptop to the monitors in the collaborative workrooms) at the second floor services desk.

Books by Subject

December 9, 2009

Do you have a research project that needs a book or two? An easy way to get an idea of what books you may want is to look for books by subject. There are a couple ways to do this.

Need to Print But Don't Know Where to Start?

November 25, 2009

There are many ways to print out whatever you need at the library. First off, check the format of the file you want to print. If you have a .pdf file, these are the only files which can be printed at the public access computers in the second floor of the library, though .pdf files may be print anywhere else as well. If you file is a .doc or any file other than a .pdf you will have to use either your own computer, a computer from the computer lab, or a loaner laptop which can be checked out at the library’s 2nd floor services desk. When using a computer in the computer lab, it is as easy as just printing.

Requesting an article via Interlibrary Loan

November 19, 2009

Have you ever had an article that you knew citation information about and need to have it right away? Of course you have! You're a student, staff or faculty who is always in search of expanding your knowledge base!

Can't find a book on the shelves?

November 19, 2009

Have you felt frustrated trying to find an "available" book in the stacks? Did you feel tricked by the online library catalog, which stated that the book was not checked-out? Be freed from these negative feelings by approaching a library assistant at the services desk! There are a few reasons why you might not have found the book, and what you can do about them.

Exporting in APA format for Academic Search Complete

November 16, 2009

Needing to export a citation from an article you find, but wanting it in APA format? There is a solution!

Requesting an eBook as a printed copy

November 9, 2009

If you find an eBook in our UCM Catalog, but would like to request the printed copy, you may certainly do so.