Doing Research

UC Libraries Catalog (Melvyl)
Search for resources available at UC Merced, other UC libraries and libraries around the world.

Find a database that will give you access to the articles and resources you need.

Databases: A-Z List
View a list of databases in alphabetical order.

Databases: Subject Areas
Browse through the databases by subject area.

Databases: Recommended
Select a database from this list of student and librarian favorites.
Databases: By Format
View the databases by format using our tag cloud.
How to Find Articles
Find articles using a variety of search tools.
Search for academic journals available in electronic format.

Citing Sources
Access to style guides, citation management tools, and other citation helps.

Subject & Course Guides
Subject guides can help you access librarian-selected resources in various subject areas. Course guides are customized web pages developed for use during library instruction sessions.

Research Data Management
We can assist you in all phases of the research data lifecycle from data management plan requirement (for some funding agencies) through file organization and metadata selection to data sharing and archiving.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
Information on how to request items through Interlibrary Loan.

Google Scholar
View information on how to use Google Scholar.

Critical Evaluation of Resources
Designed to help you recognize suitable resources as you research

Roving Reference
Look for student assistants in red shirts to get research help in the Library.

Scholarly vs Popular
Hints for recognizing the characteristics of scholarly and popular articles.

Searching Blogs
Information on searching blogs.
Searching Wikis
Information on searching wikis.

Searching Tweets
Information on searching Twitter.

Getting Started with UC-eLinks
UC-eLinks allows you to connect to the full-text of electronic articles or get the article through interlibrary loan.

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