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Check out our images databases!

April 17, 2010



Have you ever had trouble finding images for a power point presentation? Use our images databases to help spice up your presentation. On our homepage you can find our images databases by scrolling over the "Doing Research" tab and clicking on the "Databases" link. Once on the Databases page, select "by format" from the "find databases" section.

Congressional Hearings

April 14, 2010



Looking up Congressional Hearings is a bit tricky. Here are some tips. You can look up Congressional Hearings using Lexis-Nexis Congressional: http://web.lexis-nexis.com/congcomp. In Lexis-Nexis t's is helpful to use the Advanced Search feature and to use limits.

New Quick Search Bar

March 9, 2010



If you've been on the library homepage recently, you may have noticed that there is a new Quick Search Bar. The new default search looks through "All UC Libraries" instead of the "UC Merced Library" (now the 2nd tab option).

Contacting a librarian after the library is closed.

February 25, 2010



Just because it is the night before your paper is due and you are barely starting it does not mean that it is the end of your educational career. Just because you have never used the library search engine and it is 2AM does not mean that it is over either.

Digitizing Resources

February 17, 2010



Curious about SCR? Here is what you need to know. SCR stands for Supplemental Course Resources. This is an excellent tool for instructors to digitize their resources and make them available for students on UCMCROPS or any other network. Instructors only need to submit this form to the second floor Services Desk of the Library, with attached course syllabus and the item to be digitized, and then wait until they are posted on CROPS.

Information on Systemwide Licenses

February 12, 2010



The California Digital Library negotiates on behalf of UC campuses to provide high quality resources to our library users. The "Challenges to Licensing from Some Publishers" explains why some publications may not be continued.

COURSE SPECIFIC: WRI 101 (VAN BEBBER)

January 28, 2010



Today, I decided to look over the course specific page for Writing 101. I am currently in this course and felt that it would be good to know how to do it not only for myself (I am definitely filled with questions) but also for the other students.

Places to Study for Finals

December 10, 2009



If you are looking for a quiet place to study, the entire fourth floor is a Quiet Zone. Groups can meet on any of the other floors in the library, in the reserved rooms, or in the collaborative workrooms (first come first serve). You can check out dry erase markers and VGA cables (to connect your laptop to the monitors in the collaborative workrooms) at the second floor services desk.

Books by Subject

December 9, 2009



Do you have a research project that needs a book or two? An easy way to get an idea of what books you may want is to look for books by subject. There are a couple ways to do this.

Need to Print But Don't Know Where to Start?

November 25, 2009



There are many ways to print out whatever you need at the library. First off, check the format of the file you want to print. If you have a .pdf file, these are the only files which can be printed at the public access computers in the second floor of the library, though .pdf files may be print anywhere else as well. If you file is a .doc or any file other than a .pdf you will have to use either your own computer, a computer from the computer lab, or a loaner laptop which can be checked out at the library’s 2nd floor services desk. When using a computer in the computer lab, it is as easy as just printing.

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