GPH Library Resources

The Basics

  • UC San Diego Biomedical Library Website
  • Biomedical Library Blog
  • UC San Diego Online Clinical Library
  • Global Public Health library liaison - Nancy StimsonĀ (
  • Accessing library resources from off campus - you will not be able to access most library resources if you are off campus, unless you are logged onto the campus proxy or VPN network.
  • User Information
    • Library card - students, staff and faculty are automatically registered in the library database; therefore, ID cards serve as library cards. Visiting scholars must register for a library account at the Geisel Library, BML or SIO (please click here for more info).
    • Personal library account - use this link to logon to your library account to renew books online, or, for first-time users, to find information on obtaining a pin number to access your account. To set up a PIN to logon to your library account, renew books online, and request books that UC San Diego does not own from the Circut library system, which is a joint catalog of UC San Diego, SDSU, Cal State San Marcos, and University of San Diego.
    • UC San Diego Libraries "Mobile library" - access this link from your Smartphone to gain easy access to UC San Diego library tools.


Instructions & Tutorials

  • Library tutorials page - information on how to access online articles through UC-eLinks, how to use the Roger catalog, etc.
  • Instructional workshops- information on workshops offered through the UC San Diego Biomedical Library.


  • Custom workshops & library orientations - this service is available to faculty members, groups, new staff and students are available upon request. Please contact Nancy Stimson for more information.
  • Ask a Librarian (UC San Diego) - this page contains information on contacting a librarian by text, phone, instant message, chat and email. Please note there are two different chats, one that is used during regular library hours, and another that is available 24/7 (24/7 UC Librarian Co-op ask site). These services can also be accessed directly through our mobile library link.
    • ReadyTalk - one-on-one webinar/teleconference to help you get unstuck if you are having problems using the library website and/or resources. To schedule teleconference or webinar, please contact your library liaison, Nancy Stimson, at (858) 534-6321(858) 534-6321.
  • Literature searches - Call your library liaison, Nancy Stimson, to request a meeting to help you organize your literature searches. Resources covered include: PubMed, Web of Science, EndNote and Reference Manager.