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DIY Tutorials

Watch these videos at your own pace to learn more about library topics, research skills, and resources.

Library Basics

Find out how to reserve meeting rooms KL 360 and KL 397 through the Campus Reservation System (CRS).
Quickly learn how to reserve a collaborative work room in the library through the online Campus Reservation System (CRS).
Welcome aboard! Discover how the UC Merced Library supports your academic success by joining us for this unexpected tour of the library.  Prepare for both likely and unlikely events as you begin...

Research Skills: Introductory

How to find databases at UC Merced. Learn to search for databases and narrow down by database subject area, full-text availability, etc.
Discover how to find ebooks by using the library catalog.
Discover how to locate a known article through Google Scholar or Melvyl.

Research Skills: Advanced

Discover how to find related articles from Citations and Cited By information available in Web of Science.
Discover how articles are connected to each other. Use this information to save time when you research.
Discover how to connect to forward article networks (Cited By information) in Google Scholar.  Also used Related Articles links to find relevant resources.

Resources & Tools

Credo Reference is a collection of searchable online reference books including specialized encyclopedias.  This is an excellent resource for readable, background information.  This tutorial...
Learn to use RefWorks to create a bibliography. (~2:40min)
This video covers the basics of setting up and using a RefWorks account. (~20min)