Academic Integrity Exhibit

Academic Integrity is an important issue on college campuses today. Some say the Internet has made it easier to plagiarize. Stop by the Social Sciences and Humanities Library Reference Area to see our latest exhibit on academic integrity. Learn tips and tricks to avoid plagiarism, browse books on this important and timely topic, and see who in the news has committed plagiarism. Our exhibit also allows you to check your knowledge on academic integrity.

This exhibit will be on display in the Social Sciences & Humanities Library Reference Area for the next 2 months. SSHL is committed to helping prevent plagiarism at UCSD and will shortly be debuting an online plagiarism tutorial.

Mysteries of the Geisel Library Uncovered!

Take a tour of the Geisel Library and uncover some of the best places to study, relax, and get work done. You’ll also get tips on how to use the library and the library’s website to optimize your research & study experience. After the tour, take a break, enjoy some refreshments, mingle, and enter to win an ipod!
Location: Geisel Library, Main Entrance
Dates/Times:

  • Monday, September 22, 11-12:00 or 1-2:00 or 2-3:00 or 3-4:00pm
    Tuesday, September 23, 11-12:00 or 1-2:00 or 2-3:00 or 3-4:00pm
    Wednesday, September 24, 11-12:00 or 1-2:00 or 2-3:00 or 3-4:00pm
    Thursday, September 25, 11-12:00 or 1-2:00 or 2-3:00 or 3-4:00pm
    Friday, September 26, 11-12:00pm
  • UC Libraries Launch Pilot of New Melvyl Catalog

    The University of California Libraries have launched a pilot version of a replacement for the current Melvyl Catalog, which contains records for library holdings at all ten UC campuses. Users are encouraged to test the pilot, called Next-Generation Melvyl, and offer feedback on how well it meets their needs. The UC San Diego version is available at: http://ucsd.worldcat.org.

    The pilot, which will last at least six months, features a single interface that searches holdings in all UC Libraries, those of libraries around the world, and UC books digitized by Google. It also searches for article references in education (from journals indexed in the ERIC database), medicine and health (from journals indexed in Medline), U.S. government publications, and about general topics (from journals indexed in the ArticleFirst database). UC-eLinks can then be used to access the full text or print-copy information for journals to which UC subscribes.
    Because the process of loading records into the pilot database is extremely complex, not all Melvyl records will be available in this new catalog during the testing phase. Throughout the pilot, the current Melvyl Catalog (http://melvyl.cdlib.org) and all its functionality will be maintained and available as usual.

    Next-Generation Melvyl search results are displayed with local records first, then records from the other UC campuses, then records from other libraries worldwide. From the individual records, users can check circulation status, place holds on items at their home campuses, and request items held elsewhere, both within the UC system and beyond.

    Other features, many of which are new with this pilot version, include the ability to easily refine searches, build and share lists of library resources, view personal ratings and reviews of items, cite items in various styles, export citations in multiple formats, and search the catalog using several languages.

    Following completion of the pilot phase of Next-Generation Melvyl, a decision will be made about whether to move forward with it or to pursue other options.
    Next-Generation Melvyl has been created in collaboration with the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC). This partnership enables the UC libraries to integrate their collection resources —whether purchased, locally digitized, or digitized by third parties—with collections around the world in ways that meet the needs of students and faculty.

    Spring Quarter 2008 RefWorks Classes

    Learn how to use RefWorks to organize your references and instantly format your research papers, articles, and other publications using APA, MLA and hundreds of other writing styles. The ninety minute sessions will cover creating a RefWorks account, an introduction to RefWorks’ interface and help resources, 3 different ways to import references from databases/catalog into RefWorks, managing those references, creating a bibliography, and using Write-N-Cite to insert and format references in your paper.

    To register for classes available in April and May, visit http://libraries.ucsd.edu/services/refworks.html . All classes are located in Geisel Library, Library Classroom 1 (Room 274).

    The Biomedical Library is also offering EndNote and RefWorks classes. For their schedule and more information- http://biomed.ucsd.edu/services/instruc.htm

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    Winter Quarter 2008 RefWorks Classes

    Learn how to use RefWorks to organize your references and instantly format your research papers, articles, and other publications using APA, MLA and hundreds of other writing styles. The ninety minute sessions will cover creating a RefWorks account, an introduction to RefWorks’ interface and help resources, 3 different ways to import references from databases/catalog into RefWorks, managing those references, creating a bibliography, and using Write-N-Cite to insert and format references in your paper.

    To register, for the February 25th or 27th classes, visit http://libraries.ucsd.edu/services/refworks.html . All classes are located in Geisel Library, Library Classroom 1 (Room 274).

    The Biomedical Library is also offering EndNote and RefWorks classes. For their schedule and more information- http://biomed.ucsd.edu/services/instruc.htm

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    Course Reserves

    Beginning this quarter, all lower division science and math textbooks formerly kept “on reserve” at Geisel’s Social Sciences and Humanities Library (SSHL) are now available in its Science and Engineering Library (S&E) at the front desk.

    To see if your professors have items on Course Reserves, go to the Libraries website and click on the Course Reserves tab. This will take you into an online system for all course reserves. You may find reserves that are available electronically and/or in hard-copy at one of our libraries. You will need to bring the Call Number for reserves at SSHL, and you will need to bring the author’s name for items at S&E. Let us know if you need help finding your course reserves.

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    Manage Your ILL Requests Online!

    A new service called “My ILL Requests” allows UC San Diego users to manage interlibrary loan (ILL) requests online, including renewing ILL materials, canceling requests, checking the status of your requests, and more.

    The easiest way to enter My ILL Requests is to sign into your library account in Roger (our online catalog), then click on the My ILL Requests button in the center of the screen.
    You can also login to the service directly if you prefer.

    Try it out for yourself today!

    Click here for instructions on using My ILL Requests
    For more details about UCSD’s interlibrary loan services, visit our website.

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    Fall Quarter RefWorks Classes

    Learn how to use RefWorks to organize your references and instantly format your research papers, articles, and other publications using APA, MLA and hundreds of other writing styles. You’ll also learn how to download references using your favorite research databases and library catalogs.

    The Social Sciences & Humanities Library is offering RefWorks I: The Basics of RefWorks and RefWorks II: Customizing Your RefWorks Library. Register for one or both sessions, depending on your knowledge of the software.

    To register and for more information, visit http://libraries.ucsd.edu/services/refworks.html

    The Biomedical Library is also offering EndNote and RefWorks workshops. For their schedule and more information- http://scilib.ucsd.edu/bml/services/instruc.htm

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    New PsycINFO Instructional Videos

    Have a paper due on psychology or cognitive science, but don’t know how to use the PsycINFO Database or even know what that is? Or do you want to learn advanced search techniques such as boolean and wildcard symbol searching in PsycINFO? Then take a look at one or more of the many PsycINFO videos now available online at http://sshl.ucsd.edu/instruction/psycinfo/videos/

    The selection of videos range from how to access the PsycINFO database, keyword and descriptor searching, boolean operators, to finding articles.

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    Tips & Tricks for Using the UCSD Libraries

    Check out the Libraries’ Navigator Newsletter to find tips on how to renew your books online, use the Libraries’ online research tools from off-campus, find course reserves, and much much more.

    You can pick-up a copy of the Navigator throughout the UCSD Libraries, or click here to go to the online version.

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