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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

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).
Discover how to find ebooks by using the library catalog.

Research Skills: Introductory

Discover how to locate a known article through Google Scholar or Melvyl.
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.
Explore the UC Merced Library through this guide.  Find out how academic libraries are organized and the specific spaces, services, and resources available to you.

Research Skills: Advanced

Discover how to connect to forward article networks (Cited By information) in Google Scholar.  Also used Related Articles links to find relevant resources.
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.

Resources & Tools

Academic Search Complete is a great database to use as you start your research. Learn how you can use it to access a wide range of materials.
Use Melvyl as a search tool to not only access books but to also find articles and other materials.
This video covers the basics of setting up and using a RefWorks account. (~20min)