Barbara's Basics

Don't Forget:  Do These Now!

Take a (virtual) tour of the HSL

Get Networked

Set up the campus network on all your devices. It will save you time when you do library research. 

  • Allow up to 24 hours, once the registration process is complete, for the registration to take effect on the networks (usually takes an hour or two). 

BEST BET:  Plan ahead (several days) and get help from the experts at School of Medicine IT (SOM IT). 

Before you come to SOM IT set up email: requires ONYEN/password; can do this step from home

  • Email sign-up
  • NOTE: Do NOT log in to student version of Office 365 suite IF you already have an active subscription to Office365 from outside UNC Chapel Hill.  This is even more important if you plan to use OneNote. 

School of Medicine IT:

Go at least a day/preferably two in advance of library session

  • Bring your devices (laptops, smart phones, tablets, iPads, etc.)
  • Will help set up Eduroam, [UNC-PSK networking, backup/optional], Sciwheel citation manager (download and install; tools including desktop), dual authentication/verification
    • Note: if you already have Eduroam installed from an institution other than UNC Chapel Hill, it is best to remove that first.
    • For UNC-PSK network, you must let them know you will need to use your laptop/devices not just in SOM buildings, but also campus buildings such as the libraries.
  • Live Chat help:


Regarding Minimum computer requirements (from SOM IT):

  • Android devices: 5/lollipop or above (6/marshmallow, 7/nuggat, 8/oreo, 9/pie)
  • MAC/iOS:  Sierra/10.12 or higher; preferred High Sierra/10.13
  • Windows: Windows 10

Regarding Encryption:

  • Students: most students will not have PHI/SI on their devices and will not require encryption. If you do, then SOM IT can advise you on the encryption process, but you will be responsible for completing the tasks and storing your recovery token safely. 
  • Faculty/Staff: SOM IT will assist you with encryption if you have PHI/SI on your device. 

Don't forget that you have access to Adobe Creative Products and other software via UNC Shareware:

Sprint to Print

Both color and black-and-white printing are available at HSL, as are scanners that allow you to scan and send to your email. 

New CCI Printing Links:

Additional hints:

Be True to Your Words

Learn how to write without plagiarizing before you write your first paper.

Organize Citations & PDF's

Before you drown in information overload:

We don't have it?  Use ILL!

Wizards at the HSL can get you articles and books (free to you!) even when the library does not own them.

Be True to Your School:  Choose Allied Health

Select Allied Health as your affiliation on library forms.

  • Then we will know how much Allied Health people love using library services!
    Affiliation form with Allied Health selected

Need Software or Online Training?

Don't forget that as a UNC student, you have access to free Adobe Creative Products via UNC Shareware:

Veterans Resources: Campus & Beyond

Office of the Dean of Students Veterans Resources

Student Veterans Assistance Coordinator   919-962-9640     

Office Hours


  • The office is located in the Carolina Veterans Resource Center at 211 Branson Street (Odum Village). 
  • The office is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 am until 5:00 pm; except school closings and holidays
  • Military affiliated students may request after-hours key card access
  • For after hour emergencies, please contact the Department of Public Safety at 919-962-9640 or 911. 


Click here for the UNC interactive campus map.

About the Carolina Veterans Resource Center

The Carolina Veterans Resource Center (CVRC) is the next iteration of the efforts of the Office of the Dean of Students and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to serve and support the Carolina student veteran and military-affiliated student population. The CVRC will serve as a central location for these students to find resources as well as a community to support and aide them during their journey as Tar Heels. The Center provides study space, a lounge, conference rooms, and a lactation room.

From prospective student support, from and to our Red, White, and Carolina Blue Graduation Ceremony, the CVRC will serve as a hub for the support and recognition of our military-affiliated student population throughout their Carolina experience.

  • Student Veterans Assistance Coordinator:   919-962-9640     

Department of Allied Health Sciences Veterans Resource Team Member

Registrar/Veterans Affairs Certifying Official (Benefits)

  • Jan Benjamin, University Veterans Certifying Official and University GI Bill Services Official,

Need help?

Call the HSL at (919) 962-0800 to get immediate help (during library hours).
E-Mail us and the best suited librarian will get back to you promptly (quick answers or one-on-one consultations).
Chat with a HSL Librarian to get help (during business hours).