Have questions about your research? Contact a science and engineering librarian!
SEL Instruction Support
SEL librarians can provide presentations and activities on using electronic and print resources including journal article databases and other reference sources, the UCLA Library Catalog and other library catalogs, web search engines, research impact metrics, research data management and curation, data management plans, scholarly communication and publishing issues, and open access publishing. Course-related instruction is available upon the request of faculty members. Orientations can be set up for academic departments and special programs or student groups. Tours of the SEL facilities can be arranged by appointment. SEL librarians can also develop online research guides or online learning modules with information resources specific to your discipline or course.
Please contact an SEL librarian or general information on arranging library classes, orientations, tours, or creating research guides.
The SEL Learning Commons, located within SEL/Boelter, is equipped with tables and chairs that can be configured to accommodate a variety of scenarios, including lectures and group collaboration. Laptops are available for check-out for use in the room. We have some availability to open this space to campus groups focused on scholarship and research, who also lack official campus space support. These groups are eligible to book this space up to 10 weeks in advance. To inquire about booking this space and determine eligibility, contact SEL Space Coordinator, Anthony Ragan.
The SEL Research Commons, located in 8251 Boelter Hall (northeast elevator or stairs), provides flexible, technology-enabled spaces for UCLA students, faculty, and staff to do collaborative research. Tables and chairs can be configured to accommodate a variety of scenarios, including lectures and group collaboration. This space can be reserved for library instruction sessions, but cannot be used for general instruction courses.
Equipment available in the Research Commons:
- Fifty-two-inch plasma screen with VGA hookup
- Two dual screen Windows desktops and an iMac equipped with CLICC software
- Six CLICC computer workstations
- Whiteboards on wheels and three whiteboard tables
- Three wall mounted monitors for laptop hookup
Group Study Rooms
Group study rooms can be used for smaller group studying or by TAs for small group instruction. There are three group study rooms available for two or more students: two at the SEL/Geology location and one in the SEL Research Commons. The Boelter and Geology group study rooms can be reserved online or at the circulation desk; a valid BruinCard is required. Each group may reserve up to 2 hours once every 24 hours. Each group may check in up to fifteen minutes before the start of their reservation, if no one has reserved the room before them, and have up to fifteen minutes after the start time to check in before their reservation is cancelled to make room for other groups.