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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

Access your local library account to see what you have checked out, overdue, or on hold.
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...
This quick video will help UC Merced faculty, staff, and students easily use our campus room reservation system, EMS, to book KL 360 or KL 397.  (3:31)

Research Skills: Introductory

Use Melvyl as a search tool to not only access books but to also find articles and other materials. This video provides an overview of the new WorldCat Discovery interface.
In this series, discover how to find information and understand the information cycle.  The Research Process Tutorials series has seven interactive sections you can take at your own pace. ...
Use citation information (e.g. author, article title, journal title etc.) to find the full-text of that known item using one of four search tools: Academic Search Complete, Google Scholar, Melvyl, or...

Research Skills: Advanced

Need help finding a useful and relevant article? Web of Science is a database that shows both backward and forward networks.
Learn how CREDO Reference can help you locate important background information on a variety of topics. (3:11)
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

http://gots.ucmerced.edu/tutorial/use-uc-elinks-for-full-text
Use the library's online Database listing to find relevant databases for research.
Credo Reference is a collection of searchable online reference books including specialized encyclopedias.  This is an excellent resource for readable, background information.  This tutorial...