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Advising & Career | Campus Libraries | Course & General Information | Schools of Life Sciences | Other
Advising and Career
Biological Sciences Academic Advising & Career Planning Office
The Biological Sciences Academic Advising & Career Planning Office provides information and services for undergraduate programs and advising in the Schools of Integrative Biology and Molecular and Cellular Biology.
Campus Center for Advising and Academic Services
The Campus Center for Advising and Academic Services (formerly the General Curriculum Center) guides freshman and sophomore students who would like to investigate academic opportunities before declaring a major, and also for those who are transitioning between colleges or majors.
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The UIUC Library is a world-class library. It ranks third among academic libraries in North America and first among public university libraries in the world. With its ten million volumes and other extensive holdings it is an integral part of the University's academic mission of teaching, research, and public service. Message from the University Librarian.
University Library Information: General Orientation
There are over 40 departmental libraries in the campus Library system. For information about local services, collections, and resources, check out their Web pages - there's lots of information available to help you with your information needs. Libraries of interest for those doing research in areas of the life sciences include:
Information Guides for library, database, subject, and general resources
BioBlog BioBlog.is a news repository for the Biology Library. Messages that are sent to the SOLS (Schools of Life Sciences) mailing list from the Biology Library will be available through this blog. You may link to the blog site at http://www.library.uiuc.edu/blog/bioblog/, or you may subscribe via an RSS feed <http://www.library.uiuc.edu/blog/bioblog/index.rdf> . For information about RSS feeds see http://www.library.uiuc.edu/scholcomm/whatisrss.htm.
Other University Library Life Sciences Division Libraries
I-Go, the Library Toolbar
I-Go, the Library Toolbar, is available for Internet Explorer and Mozilla FireFox users. The Toolbar provides quick access to several often used electronic Library and campus resources right at your fingertips whenever you are using your IE or MF browsers. No more typing in URLs, treading through bookmark directories and content, or trying to locate that ‘convenient’ place you put URLs which made sense at the time you placed them there but now cannot locate. The Toolbar takes you to all of the following:
• department library Web sites
• the Online Library Catalog
• the Online Research Resources Web site
• campus phone book
• Google searching
• course reserves
• interlibrary loan
• My Library Account
• Online Reference Collection
• UIUC Express Mail
• Illinois Compass
• and more
For more information, including download, see http://www.library.uiuc.edu/toolbar
“Discover” is a program which allows linking of Library resources, such as electronic journal articles, within article and other Library databases, when they are available. [ Note: Subscription resources being accessed off campus will require UIUC affiliation confirmed by netid and password.] When you see a “Discover” link, you will have access to:
Full Text Services (when available):
• direct link to full text of the article in one or more sources
• link to a journal's home page or table of contents that will lead you to the full text of the article
• link to one or more databases that you may search for the full text of the article
• automatic search of UIUC'S online catalog, to see if the item is available in print.
Additional Services and Resources:
• Interlibrary loan request form
• link to RefWorks Direct Export Tool to download the citation
• Web search for related information in Google Scholar, with keywords from the citation title supplied.
For more information see http://www.library.uiuc.edu/discover/ .
RefWorks, like EndNotes, is a citation management tool which is supported by several bibliographic databases. There are numerous formatting possibilities. References with a bibliography can be placed into Word documents from RefWorks with its “Write and Cite” feature. EndNote libraries can be imported into RefWorks. All citations in RefWorks have a UIUC "Discover" link allowing you quick access to the e-version of journal articles available through our campus Library resources or, for those articles not available fulltext, an automatically filled out Interlibrary Loan request needing just a click to send.
You will first need to create an account which is very quick, and free (to UIUC affiliates). Then you will be able to access your account via the Web anywhere anytime using your subscriber login name and password. Note: If you are not using the campus network, you will need to use Your Subscriber Group Code which is provided when you register. For more information, including instructions go to http://www.library.uiuc.edu/refworks/. RefWork instruction sessions are planned during the Spring term.
Ask-a-Librarian (real-time) For information about Ask-a-Librarian service, click here.
For more information, check out the University Library or your departmental library Web site for services, resources, and contact information.
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Course and General Information
Courses, Schedules, & Requirements
Class schedule, general education requirements, course numbers crosswalk table, course catalog, programs of study, and UI-Integrate Self-Service (online registration) links here.
Online Course Information
Find course requirements, registration, and grades; course management tools; and distance learning information here.
Find information about the community, campus, admissions, housing, financial aid, employment, sports, fraternities and sororities, academics, visitors center, disabilities resources, student affairs, and more. See also their Site Index for alphabetized listings to lots of useful information.
UIUC Student Code
This is the place for rules, regulations, and policies about student rights, responsibilities, discipline, academic integrity, grading and grading system, examinations and most anything else related to student life on campus.
Find academic listings, calendars, class descriptions and schedules, grading information, services, campus police, conflict resolution, career center, code of policies and regulations applying to all students, dining services, housing, campus health center, parking, student legal services, student government, computer labs and computing acceptable use policy, and more. See also Prospective Student Site Map for listings to lots of useful information.
UIUC Registrars Website
Information about student registration, tuition, financial aid and accounts services; grades, graduation, and transcripts; and much more. Online registration possible. Requires ENTERPRISEID and password - instructions provided when Register Online Now is clicked.
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Life Sciences Schools, Departments, and Programs
Life Sciences at UIUC Schools of Integrative Biology and Molecular & Cellular Biology homepage.
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Education Technologies Center for Life Sciences
Illinois Digital Environment for Access to Learning and Scholarship (IDEALS)
IDEALS collects, disseminates, and provides persistent and reliable access to the research and scholarship of faculty, staff, and students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
UIUC Office of Student Conflict Resolution
UIUC Writers' Workshop Check out the Bioscience Satellite -- 135 Burrill Hall: 333-6774
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