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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

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...
Quickly learn how to reserve a collaborative work room in the library through the online Campus Reservation System (CRS).
Find out how to reserve meeting rooms KL 360 and KL 397 through the Campus Reservation System (CRS).

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.
Have an article you want to read that isn't available in full-text through the library databases? Learn how to request the full-text of articles through UC-eLinks.
Discover how to locate a known article through Google Scholar or Melvyl.

Research Skills: Advanced

Discover how articles are connected to each other. Use this information to save time when you research.
Discover how to find related articles from Citations and Cited By information available in Web of Science.
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

Learn to create and begin using an account in RefWorks. (~1:10min)
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)