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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.

Know the author, but don't know the title?

October 2, 2009

When searching for a book with just the author's name, narrow your results in our UCM Catalog or Next Generation Melvyl. Learn more about this process by looking at our website, coming to the Services Desk on the 2nd floor, or by looking for the students in the bright red shirts with the "i." We're here to help! (:

Consumer Health Information

September 29, 2009

If you need consumer health information, visit PubMED (MEDLINE) and select "Consumer Health" on the left column to reach MedlinePlus. This source includes information on 800 health topics, a medical encyclopedia, information about drugs and supplements, current news, interactive tutorials and more.

Finding Reviews in JSTOR

September 21, 2009

Visit JSTOR. Find this databases through Research Help > Databases & Articles.
Click on "Advanced Search". Type in the name of the book for which you need reviews. e.g. "outliers in statistical data". Then select Limit to: Review with a check in the box. Click the Search button. In the search results, look for Reviewed work(s): and then the title you needed. Open the PDF link to obtain full text.

New Content in American History in Video

September 21, 2009

American History in Video now has 47 new titles bringing its collection to a total of 1526 videos. New titles include The Civil War series by Ken Burns. Additional titles are available from California Newsreel. Visit this database of video footage and select "What's New" for more details. You can also browse titles, search, or view playlists created by others.