Library News and Events

  • sorry we will be closed
    December 15, 2017

    The Library will be closed Saturday, December 16 and Sunday, December 17, 2017. We will return on Monday, December 18 to intersession hours.

    Please see the Library Hours page for our full schedule.

  • CruzID GOLD
    December 8, 2017

    Traveling over the break?

    Whether it’s Paris, Texas or Paris, France—you can still access library resources even if you’re not on campus!

    Login to library resources using your CruzID Gold or the Campus VPN and enjoy the same access you have from on campus to licensed databases, streaming video, full-text articles and more. See “Access Library Resources from On-Campus and Off-campus” for help and instructions.

    Brought to you by the Library’s Undergraduate Experience Team.


  • open late
    December 8, 2017

    The library will have extended hours for finals December 3 - 14, 2017.

    Dec. 3     8am - 2am
    Dec. 4     8am - 2am
    Dec. 5     8am - 2am
    Dec. 6     8am - 2am
    Dec. 7     8am - 2am
    Dec. 8     8am - 12am
    Dec. 9     8am - 12am
    Dec. 10   8am - 2am
    Dec. 11   8am - 2am
    Dec. 12   8am - 2am
    Dec. 13   8am - 2am
    Dec. 14   8am - 2am

    Please see the library hours page for our complete schedule.

  • Image of Student with iPad
    December 7, 2017

    CQ Researcher provides award-winning in-depth coverage of the most important issues of today’s fast-paced news.

    • Reports are written by experts, are footnoted, and professionally fact-checked.
    • All reports include an overview, historical background, brief chronology, pro/con debate feature, plus recommended books and articles for additional research.
    • Shorter "Hot Topics" articles provide a solid introduction to subjects most in demand by students.
    • Perfect for getting to know a topic for a paper, exploring issues for ideas, or keeping up with the news.
    • Easy to browse, and easy to search.
    • All reports are 100% full text.
    • Available online 24/7.

    Need help? Ask the friendly staff and librarians at the Information Services desk—ready to help you in person, on the phone, or by email!

    Try it now!

    This research tip was brought to you by the Library’s Undergraduate Experience Team.


  • photograph
    November 29, 2017

    3D Scanning, Bronze Age Swords, and Social Networks: Using data to reconstruct shared knowledge
    Tuesday, December 5, 2017
    4:00 - 6:00pm
    Digital Scholarship Commons in McHenry Library

    Research Presentation by Kristy Golubiewski-Davis, Digital Humanities Librarian, UC Santa Cruz

    Come learn about 3D scanning, statistics, and network analysis!

    Kristy Golubiewski-Davis will detail her research using 3D scans of Bronze Age swords (~1600-800BC) to recreate community networks of knowledge. The aim of the work is to visualize the networks of specialized knowledge across space. Digital methods were used to identify the decisions of specialized craft workers and generate social networks that spread knowledge around the world.

    This project serves as a case study for thinking about digital project development and management: how can you juggle multiple methods and a large data set while staying focused on building scholarly arguments?

    Cosponsored by the Institute for Humanities Research and the Digital Scholarship Commons



    (Registration requested, but not required.)

  • more extended hours for finals, please
    November 22, 2017

    Get an early start on late night finals study!

    Extended hours: December 3rd – December 14th


    You Said — We Did!

    Last spring, students told us that they wanted late night library hours for finals week to start earlier. So, we’re starting earlier! This quarter, we have expanded our extended hours program from eight nights to twelve. From Sunday, 12/3 to Thursday, 12/14, both McHenry Library and the Science & Engineering Library will stay open late, most nights until 2:00 a.m. Check out the schedule.

    Thank you to students who gave us feedback, and big thanks to the Library’s User Services & Resource Sharing Department for adjusting their schedules to make this happen!

    Brought to you by the Library’s Undergraduate Experience Team.


  • photograph of student studying
    November 21, 2017

    Citation Matters Workshop

    Tuesday, November 28, 2017
    5:30pm - 6:30pm

    McHenry Library, Room 2353

    Join Westside Writing Center tutors to learn to avoid common mistakes and get practical tools for improving MLA, Chicago Manual of Style, and APA citations.

    Get tips on avoiding plaigiarism, tracking ideas, and learn about campus and online resources.

    Open to all undergraduate students.

    Free refreshments!


    View the event flyer

    Add this event to your Google Calendar

  • November 20, 2017

    Both McHenry and the Science and Engineering Libraries will close at 5:00pm on Wednesday, November 22, and the buildings will be closed all day Thursday and Friday November 23-24 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

    We will return to normal hours on Saturday, November 25.

  • Snapshot of new library website
    November 16, 2017

    Starting in January 2018, the library website will have a brand new look and feel. Check out the live preview site and let us know what you think! The new site has been reorganized to require fewer clicks and to highlight the most common research tools and services.

    We will gather feedback from users and continue to tweak and test the site until we’re ready to launch in January. Please do give us your thoughts and report problems!

  • November 16, 2017

    The latest edition of the University Library Newsletter is out!

    Read the full Fall 2017 newsletter.

    Subscribe to the newsletter to have it delivered directly to your email inbox!

  • Researchers with laptops
    November 13, 2017

    Have you ever been asked to share your data by a journal editor or funder? Do you want to make your research more reproducible and data citable? This practical workshop will cover all of these topics and give you the skills to:

    • Comply with journal/funder data sharing policies       
    • Find relevant data repositories
    • Upload your data into a repository
    • Ensure your data is citable & reusable
    • Understand “metadata”

    Snacks provided!

    November 16, 3-4:30
    McHenry Library Room 2353

    Please Register! (free)

    John Borghi, PhD, Integrative Neuroscience is currently a CLIR/DLF fellow in Data Curation at the California Digital Library, University of California Curation Center (UC3).

    Daniella Lowenberg is currently the Research Data Specialist / Dash Product Manager at the University of California Curation Center (UC3) and a former Publications Manager at PLoS One where she implemented and oversaw the PLoS Data Policy.

    Christy Caldwell, UCSC Research Support Librarian, has been teaching and consulting on research data management and data sharing best practices for UCSC's researchers for over five years. 


    Explore our Research Data Management services

  • photograph of Reference desk
    November 12, 2017

    If you need help using the library just ask us:

    Keep an eye out for our Roving Information students as well (look for the yellow vest!). They are experts on using the library.

    Brought you by the Library’s Undergraduate Experience Team.

  • Human Book - UC Santa Cruz
    November 11, 2017

    The Human Book is a new Library speaker series for every UCSC student.

    • Life after college can seem intimidating, right?
    • Want a chance to talk with someone who used to face similar fears when they were a student at UC Santa Cruz?
    • Featured alumni will discuss how they overcame these obstacles and ultimately built a successful career.
    • Bring your questions and join the conversation.

    Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 3-5pm, Dougherty Reading Room, Science & Engineering Library

    Inaugural Speaker: Dr. Eric Jackson-Scott, MD
    Chemistry, Rachel Carson College '96
    Urgent Care / Occupational Medicine
    SEO / Technology Consult
    Community Leader
    Featured on Oprah's Big Give
    More Information

    Snacks provided!



  • Sorry we will be closed
    November 5, 2017

    The Library will be closed Friday, November 10, 2017 for Veterans Day.

    Please see the Library Hours page for our full schedule.

  • books on a shelf
    November 3, 2017

    Our library doesn’t have what you need? Use our Interlibrary Loan service to get it!

    Learn more about our Interlibrary Loan service.


    A Top 10 tip from the Library’s Undergraduate Experience Team.


  • word cloud
    October 31, 2017

    Apply to participate in the Undergraduate Digital Research Fellowship program

    APPLICATIONS DUE Nov 9, 2017

    Up to 6 fellows will be selected to participate in a two-quarter training and mentorship program meant to launch digitally-focused independent research projects. The fellowship includes a $500 award to support the development or public presentation of your work. Learn more about Digital Scholarship.

  • Academic Search Complete
    October 26, 2017

    Covering most areas of academic study, Academic Search Complete is one of the library’s most popular article databases and is a great starting point for research on nearly any topic. Multi-disciplinary in scope, Academic Search Complete provides full-text scholarly articles from an enormous collection of the most valuable peer-reviewed journals, as well as additional journals, magazines, newspapers, and more.  


    Available online 24/7, try  Academic Search Complete and jump-start your research!

    (Need help logging in from off-campus?)


    Brought to you by the Library's Undergraduate Experience Team.


  • photograph of roving student
    October 20, 2017

    Roving students walk throughout McHenry Library to answer questions wherever you are!

    Since 2011, the UCSC Library has provided peer-to-peer and point-of-need help to library users. Our crew of five intrepid and friendly library ambassadors wearing bright yellow vests can help with building navigation, finding materials in the stacks, and using the Library’s website. The Roving students walk throughout McHenry Library to answer questions wherever you are. They can even get you started with a research project by helping you find the best library database or online resource, and also how to get started with keyword searching.

    As a part of the Library’s Undergraduate Experience Team (UET), you may see our Roving students tabling in front of McHenry Library or at Quarry Plaza, giving library tours, or at campus events like the annual Summer Orientation for new students, and at the OPERS Fall Festival.

    Please ask them for help if you see them walking by! You can also ask at the Library Services Desk if there is a Roving student on duty who can help you. They carry walkie-talkies to be able to come to the desk when needed. Our Roving students are eager to make everyone’s library experience successful and enjoyable!

  • October 17, 2017


    October 26, 2017 12-1pm
    McHenry Library Room 2353

    Learn about free tools offered by the University of California to archive and publish your research data for publication. See a demo of how easy it is to:


    • Move data from Google Drive or Dropbox and publish via Dash

    • Quickly create a data management plan using the DMPTool

    • Request a DOI to link your research data to your journal article or funder website

    • Link your data to your publication in eScholarship


    All are welcome!

    Explore our Research Data Management services. 

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    October 17, 2017

    Looking for ideas for your paper? Need background information? Searching for a quick explanation of a theory?

    Take a look at the Gale Virtual Reference Library, a virtual library of thousands of full-text encyclopedias and specialized reference sources in the arts, humanities, social sciences, sciences, technology, and more. With over a million authoritative articles written by subject experts, this online resource is a scholarly alternative to Wikipedia.

    Available 24/7, optimized for searching and browsing, and loaded with tools that allow you to save, cite, and email your search results, use it for getting started and finding information on just about any subject. (Need help logging in from off-campus?)

    Brought to you by the Library's Undergraduate Experience Team.

  • DSC Sorry we will be closed
    October 16, 2017

    We are making exciting upgrades to the David Kirk Digital Scholarship Commons. Please pardon the inconvenience while we are under construction.

    The DSC will be ENTIRELY CLOSED Monday, October 16 all day and Tuesday, October 17 from 10 am -  3 pm.
    The DSC will re-open on Tuesday, October 17 at 3 PM and resume regular DSC hours.

    *Construction will be ongoing. Please note that the space will be noisy.*

    Media Reserves will NOT be available during the closure. Please email with any questions.

  • Image of computer and bottle
    October 9, 2017

    Share your digital research with the DH community! 

    Thursday, October 19 (3:30 - 5:30 PM) at the Cowell Provost House.

    Food and drinks courtesy of the Institute for Humanities Research.

    Join the DH Research Cluster to learn more about DH research on campus at an informal happy hour. We invite researchers across campus to share their work with a short, lightening style presentation. The introductions will be open-mic style, do you do not have to prepare in advance. This is an opportunity to meet new colleagues, share your work, and recognize mutual research interests. 

    All students, faculty, staff welcome. You do not have to present to attend.

  • Decorative image
    October 5, 2017

    Apply to join the Library Student Advisory Council!

    The Library Student Advisory Council (LSAC) serves the campus by:

    • Advising on the design and implementation of University Library policies and services affecting students
    • Offering student perspectives on library issues
    • Gathering input from other UCSC undergraduate and graduate students
    • Representing the University Library at campus events and meetings
    • Advocating for the University Library to campus constituencies

    The Council meets twice quarterly—free pizza included!

    Applications accepted through Friday, October 20—see the LSAC homepage for full details


  • Photograph
    September 28, 2017

    Get started using the University Library by activating your library account.  You can do this in person at the Service Desk of either the McHenry or Science & Engineering library, by phone (call (831) 459-5185) or online.

    Your student ID is your library card and once your account is activated you can:

    • Check out books and other library materials
    • Use the Interlibrary Loan service to borrow materials from other libraries
    • Request that the library purchase material you need for your research.

    Brought to you by the Undergraduate Experience Team.


  • OPEN sign
    September 28, 2017

    Welcome back! Both McHenry Library and Science & Engineering Library are open regular quarter hours beginning Thursday, September 28, 2017.

    See the Library Hours page for our full schedule.

  • aerial interior view of McHenry Library
    September 22, 2017

    Join members of the Library’s Undergraduate Experience Team (UET) and take a short walking tour of the University Library. Tour points of interest include the Global Village Café run by Cafe Brasil, the Information Commons, group study rooms, the Digital Scholarship Commons, Special Collections, and much more! We are also offering daily tours of the Science & Engineering Library.

    You will also learn about important library services such as Course Reserves for your classes, borrowing Chromebooks, expert research help, and the Interlibrary Loan service that can bring the world's library resources to you! New students: While you're here, take a minute to activate your library card (it's the same as your UCSC student ID)! Tours run approximately 15–20 minutes. Join us and get to know your University Library.


    Tour Schedule (All tours will meet just inside each library’s entrance):

    Friday, September 22nd

    • McHenry Library: 11am
    • McHenry Library: 1pm
    • McHenry Library: 3pm
    • Science & Engineering Library: 1pm


    Monday, September 25th

    • McHenry Library: 11am
    • McHenry Library: 1pm
    • McHenry Library: 3pm
    • Science & Engineering Library: 1pm


    Tuesday, September 26th

    • McHenry Library: 11am
    • McHenry Library: 1pm
    • McHenry Library: 3pm
    • Science & Engineering Library: 1pm


    Wednesday, September 27th

    • McHenry Library: 11am
    • McHenry Library: 1pm
    • McHenry Library: 3pm
    • Science & Engineering Library: 1pm

    Thursday, September 28th

    • McHenry Library: 11am
    • McHenry Library: 1pm
    • McHenry Library: 3pm
    • Science & Engineering Library: 1pm


    Friday, September 29th

    • McHenry Library: 11am
    • McHenry Library: 1pm
    • McHenry Library: 3pm
    • Science & Engineering Library: 1pm


  • Student using a laptop
    September 18, 2017

    A library barcode is no longer needed to access library resources from off-campus. Use your CruzID Gold password when prompted!

    Login from off-campus using CruzID Gold

    • New students don't need to activate their barcodes
    • CruzID Gold is more secure, helping to ensure the University maintain access to licensed content
    • The Campus VPN continues as an alternate method to access library resources from off-campus
    • The option to login with a library barcode will be available through fall quarter, and eventually phased out

    Questions? email the Library project team:

  • Summer of Love image
    September 13, 2017

    The summer of 1967 still stands in the popular imagination as a turning point. The social changes that had been building over the previous decade finally exploded, leaving the country forever changed. Fifty years later, a look at public opinion during this turbulent period showcases the depth and breadth of the Roper Center archive.

    Explore public opinion in 1967 America with data and blog content from the Roper Center Archive.

  • clock
    September 6, 2017

    Summer Break Hours: September 2 - 27
    Monday - Friday: 8am-5pm
    Saturday & Sunday: Closed

    See the hours page for more our full schedule.

  • grantforward logo
    September 2, 2017

    GrantForward is a grant funding database that streamlines the process by which funding opportunities can be identified. GrantForward provides searchable information across all fields of research, including the sciences, engineering, arts, and humanities. GrantForward includes information about government and private funding organizations and also provides links to fellowship and scholarship opportunities. Users can set up personalized research profiles and have the system recommend funding opportunities based on interests and previous publications. Potential collaborators can also be identified. UCSC’s Office of Research is supporting campus-wide access to GrantForward.

    To Access GrantForward 

    • Click Sign Up in the upper right
    • Go to the "Institutional Account" tab
    • Input your UCSC email address and fill out the name and password fields
    • Click on the Create My Account

    For additional start-up tips, please consult the GrantForward Basics Guide


    If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Dr. Audrey Levine, Director of Research Development in UCSC's Office of Research 

  • CLIR
    July 25, 2017

    The University Library is a recipient of a pilot grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). The Recordings at Risk award is designed to support the preservation of rare and unique audio content of high scholarly value.

    Special Collections will use the grant to digitize 69 open-reel audiotapes of live music performances from the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music. Read more about the project at the UCSC Newscenter.

    The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is an independent, nonprofit organization that forges strategies to enhance research, teaching, and learning environments in collaboration with libraries, cultural institutions, and communities of higher learning. Learn more about CLIR.

  • photo compilation
    July 5, 2017

    The 2016-17 CART Fellowship Program exhibit:
    Celebrating Innovation and Public Engagement at UC Santa Cruz: Preserving the Records of Ray Dasmann, the UCSC Feminist Studies Department and Women of Color Research Cluster, and Shakespeare Santa Cruz
    is now on display on the McHenry Library 3rd floor, outside of Special Collections.

    This exhibit runs June 15 - October 6, 2017.

    Also view the digital exhibit.

  • Clock
    July 5, 2017

    Summer Session Hours: June 26 - July 28 and July 31 - Sept 1
    Monday - Thursday 8am-8pm
    Friday 8am-5pm
    Saturday - Sunday McHenry Library Only

    See the hours page for more details.

  • We will be closed
    July 3, 2017

    The Library will be closed Tuesday, July 4th.

    Please see the Library Hours page for our full schedule.

  • Global Village Cafe
    June 26, 2017

    Due to a construction project, the Global Village Cafe will be closed Monday, June 19 - Monday, June 26.

    The GVC will be open:

    • June 27 - June 30: 8am-3pm
    • July 1 - July 2: 12pm-5pm
    • July 3 - July 7: 8am-3pm

    Regular GVC hours will resume on July 8:

    • Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm
    • Friday 9am-3pm
    • Saturday-Sunday 12pm-4pm
  • Clock
    June 15, 2017

    Science & Engineering Library Hours June 19-25, 2017

    Closed for renovations


    McHenry Library Break Hours June 16 - 23, 2017

    Monday - Friday 8am-5pm


    Global Village Cafe  June 19-26, 2017

    Monday-Monday Closed for renovations


    McHenry Library Break Hours June 24 - 25, 2017

    Saturday and Sunday Closed


    Summer Session Hours, June 26 - July 28
    July 31 - Sept 1
    Monday - Thursday 8am-8pm
    Friday 8am-5pm
    Saturday - Sunday McHenry Library Only

    See the hours page for more details.

  • symposium logo
    June 15, 2017

    On May 31st, over 75 faculty, students, staff, and librarians joined in McHenry Library to learn about and discuss the changing nature of research, teaching, and scholarship. The morning panel session brought together library experts from throughout the UC system to address how libraries are evolving to meet the emerging needs of research universities.  In the afternoon, UCSC Library stakeholders discussed how the library directly supports their research and teaching.  Panel abstracts and video recordings from the symposium are available on the Library Symposium webpage and on the Library's YouTube Channel.

  • Grateful Dead stand on the corner of Haight & Ashbury, 1966. Herb Greene.
    June 1, 2017

    Love on Haight: The Grateful Dead and San Francisco in 1967

    June 6, 2017 - May 1, 2018

    Located in Dead Central on the 2nd floor of McHenry Library

    Love on Haight: the Grateful Dead and San Francisco in 1967, will highlight materials from multiple collections housed in the Library’s Special Collections & Archives. The exhibit will feature posters, photography and ephemera from the Grateful Dead Archive and photographs from Ruth-Marion Baruch’s 1967 Haight-Ashbury series.

    Additionally, the exhibit will include a selection from the Library’s exceptionally rich holdings in alternative publications from this time period: a variety of newspapers and magazines, comic books, literary journals and broadsides as well as political tracts. There will also be an audiovisual component in Dead Central – films about the Summer of Love, snippets of performances and of course, music.  Selected items are available online in the digital exhibits site.

    Image: Grateful Dead stand on the corner of Haight & Ashbury, 1966. Herb Greene.

  • Photo of Science & Engineering Library
    June 1, 2017

    The Science & Engineering Library will be closed the week of intersession (June 19 - June 23), while carpeting is installed on the entry level floor.

    The McHenry Library will be open Monday 6/19 - Friday 6/23: 8am-5pm.

    • S&E circulation holds and ILL books will be available at the McHenry Circulation Desk. 
    • S&E Reserves will be unavailable during intersession.

    If you need books from the Science & Engineering collection, please use the S&E Library Book Paging Form.

  • Old map of santa cruz coastline
    May 25, 2017


    Charting the Library's Future

    May 31, 2017


    McHenry Library

  • Chicago APA MLA
    May 18, 2017

    Citation Matters Workshop

    Tuesday, May 23, 2017
    5:00pm - 6:00pm

    McHenry Library Room 2359

    Join tutors from the Westside (Oakes) Writing Center to learn how to avoid common mistakes and get practical tools for improving MLA, APA, and Chicago Manual of Style citation in your research papers.

    Get tips on avoiding plagiarism, and learn ways of keeping track of ideas and about campus and online resources.

    Free refreshments!

    Open To All Undergraduates


    View the event flyer

    Add event to your Calendar

  • Science and Engineering Library Photo
    May 17, 2017

    Attention STEM & Social Sciences students!

    Town Hall Meeting

    Wednesday May 24, 2017

    FITC Room 1340, McHenry Library

    Join University Librarian Elizabeth Cowell, Library Assessment & Planning Head Greg Careaga, and campus Capital Planning & Space Management's David Lane as they discuss:

    • The current state and future plans for the S&E Library
    • Building better communications between students and the Library

    Light Refreshments



    View the event flyer

    Add to your calendar

  • Photo of people attending a poster session
    May 10, 2017

    Join us for the 13th Annual Graduate Research Symposium!

    When: Friday, May 12th at 1:00pm

    Where: McHenry Library, Information Commons South (Directions)

    For details, please visit the UCSC Events Calendar

  • SciFinder logo
    April 27, 2017

    Top tools for Chemistry are SciFinder Scholar and ChemDraw.

    SciFinder is the major database for chemical literature of all types, and ChemDraw is the major tool for drawing publication or e-notebook ready structures. ChemDraw and SciFinder also work together: Once you have a structure in ChemDraw, a click of a button can search SciFinder for literature.

    Use SciFinder online; use ChemDraw in our DSC lab, Ground Floor of McHenry Library.

  • April 27, 2017

    Get help setting up the VPN

    • Bring your computer or mobile device!  

    4/25, Tuesday, 10:00AM - 1:00p.m.
    4/27, Thursday, 2:00PM - 5:00p.m.
    McHenry Library, Circulation Help Desk


    VPN Advantages:

    • No Barcode required
    • One and Done! - Log in once with your CruzID Gold password
    • A secure (encrypted) connection to the UCSC network


    The VPN client (Cisco Anyconnect) can be installed on any computer or mobile device. Once installed, you will be able to easily and securely access online library resources from off campus. To set up the VPN, visit the following web page:

     If you need further assistance or have questions, please submit an IT Request ticket at, or contact the ITS Support Center by email, telephone 459-HELP(4357), or in-person Kerr Hall Room 54.

  • U.S. Precipitation Change Map
    April 12, 2017

    Brown Bag
    Thursday, April 20, Noon-1pm
    2nd Floor Instruction & Outreach Alcove
    McHenry Library

    In recognition of Endangered Data Week, Dr. Lindsey Dillon will discuss her recent experience as a coordinator of a network of academics and non-profits monitoring potential threats to federal environmental and energy policy data at the onset of the Trump administration.

    Discussion will follow the presentation. Bring your lunch, questions, observations and experiences. Learn about data rescue efforts such as the Environmental Data & Governance Initiative (EDGI), the End of Term Web Archive, #DataRescue, DataRefuge, DataLumos, and Open Access Week.

    Dr. Dillon is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at UCSC where she is affiliated with the Environmental Studies Department and the Science & Justice Research Center. She is also chair of the Environmental Data & Governance Initiative (EDGI), “an international network of academics and non-profits addressing potential threats to federal environmental and energy policy, and to the scientific research infrastructure built to investigate, inform, and enforce."

    Endangered Data Week (April 17-21, 2017) is a new, nationwide effort to raise awareness of threats to publicly available data.


  • Word cloud
    April 7, 2017

    Wednesday, April 19, 8:30 am - 2 pm
    Digital Scholarship Commons, McHenry Library

    The Digital Scholarship Commons is thrilled to announce the first Undergraduate Digital Research Symposium on April 19, 2017.

    At UC Santa Cruz, undergraduate students are engaged in creative, critical research using digital tools and platforms. Initiatives like the Digital Jewish Studies program highlight how digital tools can enhance student learning through multi-modal project creation. This symposium will showcase innovative undergraduate research and celebrate the digital projects that students develop in class.

    Join us to explore public facing, media-rich, critically engaged, and creative student research. The event will include a digital poster session, two panels featuring undergraduate work, and a keynote address by Jaye Padgett, Interim Vice Provost for Student Success. Lunch will be provided for registered attendees.

    Details available:

    Register Now:



  • Image of Woman
    April 7, 2017

    UCSC now has access to SAGE Research Methods (SRM).  This comprehensive suite of tools helps users in Social Sciences or Health fields through every step of the research process, from developing a research question, conducting a literature review, planning a research project, selecting a methodology (survey, focus group, etc.) and selecting methods for analyzing data. 

    SRM also provides, case studies of research methods used in real research projects, downloadable practice datasets, and full-text ebooks detailing specific methodologies.  Also includes detailed information about research design, writing literature reviews, grant writing, as well as publishing and promoting an article. Note that access to video content is not included.

    Give Sage Research Methods a try!

  • Dead Central Display Case
    April 2, 2017

    Dead Central will be closed beginning May 1st, 2017 while a new exhibit is being installed. We look forward to showcasing the new exhibit at the beginning of June.

    Learn more about the Grateful Dead Archive and visit our current exhibit, Imagining the Dead, before it ends on April 30, 2017.

  • Image of document being signed
    April 2, 2017

    Attention Graduate Students!

    Are you getting ready to publish an article? Wondering what’s “normal” or negotiable in a publication contract? Curious about the possibility of publishing open access?  Know your rights before
    you sign a publishing agreement for your scholarship. 

    Join Katie Fortney, J.D, MLIS, Copyright Policy and Education Officer, from the California Digital Library (CDL) to learn more about your rights.


    Your (author) Rights from a Publishing Perspective: The Basics
    Friday April 7, 1pm - 2:30pm
    Graduate Students Commons

    *Please RSVP <> *


    *NOTE: The location may be moved to McHenry Library if a larger space is
    needed. We will notify you by email (from your RSVP) if the location changes.*

    Hosted by: University Library and Graduate Student Commons