Bookmark the Library websitehttp://library.ucsd.edu
Set up off-campus access (VPN)http://lib.ucsd.edu/remote-access
Connect Google Scholar to the Library's full text, licensed content
(NOTE: Use the VPN to access the full text )
Create a PIN in Rogerhttp://lib.ucsd.edu/library-account
Download the Browzine app to keep up with the current research in your fieldhttp://ucsd.libguides.com/browzine
Create an account for a citation management software.(Use to manage, store, and organize citations you find.)
Your professor may put a particular text or article on reserve for your class. You can find them through the Library using the Course Reserves link.
To access course reserves you will need your AD username and password. This is the same username and password you use to sign into your UCSD email or TritonEd. Once you are logged into the system you can search via instructor or course. Reserve items can be picked up at the front desk of Geisel Library.
The library owns over 4,000,000 print and e-books and 700 databases where you can find articles. However, you can't find both of these items in the same place. Some libraries have one single search box for both, but the UC San Diego Library does not.
Catalog vs Database - What can you find in each?
If you don't see either of these icons in a library database:
Use this icon:
It will automatically search for the full text of an article.
It may open up the article automatically, or you will get a menu of options to get the article (either a full page or a side menu):
- Choose any of the links to get the article online, if available
1. Go to the Google Scholar homepage and click in the top left corner of the screen.
2. Choose Settings or the in the top right of the menu.
3. Select Library Links from the left-side menu.
4. Search for University of California, San Diego.
5. Mark check box next to this option and Save.
When you search for articles, you will now see an extra column with additional links on the right. Where you see UC-eLinks, you may click it to view the UC-eLinks menu from which you can get the full text through the library databases. From this menu, choose whichever online option is available.
(Note: If you are not logged into the VPN (see home page of this guide), when you choose an article, you will be asked to log in with your UCSD username and password)
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