Instructional Services


Library Instructional Services

In-Person Library Instruction Sessions

  • Tailored to your course/assignment
  • Available throughout the semester
  • In the library (up to 24 students) with laptops
  • In your classroom
  • Faculty are encouraged to be present during instruction
  • Schedule an Instruction Session


Online Instruction Tutorials

  • Introduce students to the research process and library resources.
  • Available for individual use or to incorporate into curriculum.
  • Easy to access and view.
  • Request a new tutorial for your course.
  • Examples: The Research Process and the Library Tutorials


Online Course Guides

  • Designed to assist your students with research for assignments in your course.
  • Guides can be embedded in your syllabus, course management system, etc.
  • Easy to access and view.
  • Request a new tutorial for your course.
  • Examples: BIO 005; CORE 001


In-Person Research Consultations

  • One-on-one sessions with a librarian
  • Targeted help for assignments or research on a specific topic
  • Faculty may refer students for consultations
  • Schedule a Research Consultation


Online Research Consultations

  • Online chat with a librarian 24/7
  • Chat service available from library web pages and the UC Merced Portal


Assignment Review

  • Work with a librarian to develop course research assignments
  • Allows librarians to better assist students with research
  • Ensures that needed resources are identified and available for students
  • Contact us at to arrange an assignment review


Support for Writing Classes (Merritt Writing Program)

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