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The Planning, Policy and Design Department reflects a number of disciplines and academic interests, many with significant intersections underlying a great deal of interdisciplinarity. These include the subjects of Urban & Regional Planning, Architecture, Environmental Psychology, Environmental Law, Preservation, Geography, Transportation, Housing, Regional Analysis, Public Arts, Public Policy, Urban Studies, and Environmental Health, Sustainability & Science, Water Resources, Population & Demography and related subjects. There are also many professional areas and specific applications represented and includes planning, architurecture, forecasting, GIS, etc.
The library collections have been developed to support instruction and current research efforts by faculty and graduate students and also reflect to the extent possible global coverage of issues. They include books, journals, conference papers, government information, data sets, films & multimedia, grey literature and are found in all formats. Always growing, the collections are expanding in scope and depth. This website is a sitemap of how to find and use some of these resources.
There are many resources at the UCI Libraries devoted to the study of Social Ecology, an interdisciplinary and applied area of the social, behavioral sciences and environmental sciences that studies different aspects of the human condition. The collection is young as is the academic program here and it is focused upon the general materials, and the specific research interests and coursework that is offered at the present by all 3 departments in the School. The collection has grown rapidly in parallel as the program expanded its emphases and more faculty and students join it. Some of the current special interests reflect strong interdisciplinary interests and include: transportation, public policy, urban planning and development, housing, social & developmental psychology across the lifespan, criminal justice, law and society, environmental sciences, water sciences, health psychology & promotions, etc.
The UCI Library Website is your point of departure as you seek information - http://www.lib.uci.edu - instructions on connecting from off-campus should be followed - for additional information, consult with NACS at 824-2222
Specific areas to search:
- Quick Reference - for quick and often needed information verification
- Library Hours - with the new academic year, library hours have changed so please consult the library, service point for the day you expect to visit; please plan ahead and contact Liaison Librarian if you need to make special arrangements
- List of Subject Guides - one for each department in Social Ecology - Psychology & Social Behavior; Criminology, Law & Society, Planning, Policy & Design
- Ayala Science Library (ASL) Services & Collections; Langson Library (LL) Services & Collections; Grunigen Medical Library (GML) - borrowing privileges for graduate students include 10 weeks at LL & ASL and 2 weeks at GML; Use MY ANTPAC to track your library transactions
- Media Resource Centers - the MRC at the LL and the ILC at the ASL provide laptops and access to videos, DVDs and other forms of software and media to support instruction and research.
There are several methodologies to use to find resources:
- ANTPAC - online catalog for UCI - most current source for all materials that are part of the collections and accessible at the UCI Libraries in all formats - includes print, nonprint, video, software, etc
- MELVYL - online collection for all UC campuses and for the electronic materials bought cooperatively by the California Digital Library
- Next Generation MELVYL Pilot - powered by OCLC Local
- WorldCat - inventory of international library holdings - UCI's holdings are indicated
- Other Campus holdings
There are several ways to communicate with a librarian:
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Note: LL = Langson Library, ASL = Ayala Science Library. Ref = Reference
Office: Ayala Science Library 228