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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

This video will show you how to find and access ebooks at UC Merced. (1:25)
Use My ILL Requests to view items in process, see received items, and renew or cancel requests.
How you use keywords in Google matters.  Learn more about word order and the use of "quotations marks".

Research Skills: Introductory

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. ...
This tutorial series includes six sections:Accessing InformationDeveloping a Research QuestionsFinding & Selecting DatabasesUsing Keywords & Search StrategiesSearching in DatabasesCiting...
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.

Research Skills: Advanced

Discover how articles are connected to each other. Use this information to save time when you research.
Need help finding a useful and relevant article? Web of Science is a database that shows both backward and forward networks.
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

Search in Google Scholar for journal articles, patents, technical reports, working papers, preprints, and conference presentations.
Opposing Viewpoints will help you find scholarly and popular sources about current events. Opposing Viewpoints provides multiple opinions on a variety of topics. Videos, images, and other media are...
Academic Search Complete includes books, scholarly articles, magazine and newspaper articles, videos, and more. It is a great place to start your research because of the wide scope of materials...