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Requesting an article via Interlibrary Loan

November 19, 2009

Have you ever had an article that you knew citation information about and need to have it right away? Of course you have! You're a student, staff or faculty who is always in search of expanding your knowledge base!

Can't find a book on the shelves?

November 19, 2009

Have you felt frustrated trying to find an "available" book in the stacks? Did you feel tricked by the online library catalog, which stated that the book was not checked-out? Be freed from these negative feelings by approaching a library assistant at the services desk! There are a few reasons why you might not have found the book, and what you can do about them.

Exporting in APA format for Academic Search Complete

November 16, 2009

Needing to export a citation from an article you find, but wanting it in APA format? There is a solution!

Requesting an eBook as a printed copy

November 9, 2009

If you find an eBook in our UCM Catalog, but would like to request the printed copy, you may certainly do so.

Looking for resources in other languages?

November 5, 2009

If you are interested in articles, books, or other material written in another language, you can access them through the quick search toolbar. Under the “All UC Libraries” tab, enter your topic (eg. “gun control”).

RefWorks hint for formatting citations and bibliographies

November 5, 2009

If you are using RefWorks and getting an error message when you try to format your citations and create your bibliography, it may be because your document is saved as a .docx file. Try saving your document as a .doc file. This just might solve your problem.

Psychology research regarding empirical articles

October 29, 2009

Recently there have been quite a few questions regarding finding a psychological article that is empirical. Lets first look at what empirical means. When an article is empirical, the results originate on observation or experience. A good type of article to use when you want to make a comparison between two things.

Databases: Google Scholar

October 26, 2009

Have you ever tried searching for scholarly information within Google and find that you are searching through a lot of results without much success? Google Scholar is a powerful search engine for your research needs.

Article Format

October 20, 2009

When looking for articles on our databases, an easy way to find the different forms the article comes in is through the UC-eLinks button. This will bring up a new web page. From here you can view the article online or order the article or journal through ILL.

eScholarship and Open Access

October 19, 2009

Academic libraries all over the world are celebrating "Open Access" this week, promoting unfettered access to academic research and publications throughout the world. UC Merced recently joined the Open Access movement along with other UC campuses by participating in a ground-breaking agreement that enables UC-authored articles accepted for publication in most of the 2000+ Springer journals to be published through Springer Open Choice , allowing full and immediate access to all readers.