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Introduction to the UCSB Library for STEM Graduate Students: Course Reserves and Library Instruction

An introduction to the facilities and services of the UCSB Library aimed at new graduate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathemtics (STEM) disciplines.

Introduction - Course Reserves and Library Instruction

For graduate students who are teaching, the UCSB Library can help you and your students, too!

Make textbooks, readers and other course materials available through Course Reserves.

Get librarian help for your students' research with instruction tailored to your course.

Course Rserves

Course Reserves are course-related materials made available, either electronically or physically, through the UC Santa Barbara Library. Items that may be on reserve for a class include: books, videos, course readers, textbooks, ebooks, articles, book chapters, journal articles, recordings, class handouts, and information.

As the Library re-opens, physical items on reserve will become available in addition to the electronic course reserves.

For more information, on course reserves and how instructors can put items on reserve for their students., see:

Course Reserves

Library Instruction

The library offers a variety of instructional services aimed at helping users become more adept at identifying, locating, and accessing print and electronic information resources in the UCSB Library and beyond.

Among the instructional approaches we provide are:

  • In-person instruction sessions tailored for a specific course or specific assignment. (We can also offer these via Zoom for remote learning.)
  • Video recordings that can be linked from or embedded in GauchoSpace pages
  • Course guides - Research guides with resources and tips selected for a specific course (see: Course Guides below for examples.)
  • Handouts and other printed materials designed for your students.

Librarians can also work with you to design assignments and lectures that will take the best advantage of library resources for you students.

For more information, contact your department's liaison librarian (see: Research Assistance) or see:

Library Instruction

UCSB Library Course Guides

UCSB Library Videos on Vimeo

For more videos from the UCSB Library, go to:

UCSB Library on Vimeo


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