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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)
Access your local library account to see what you have checked out, overdue, or on hold.
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.
Databases provide you access to information for both personal and academic purposes. This module will introduce you to the value of databases and library databases available for your research. This...
Learn some quick tips about searching in Academic Search Complete for scholarly articles, newspaper articles, videos and more. Recorded from a live, virtual workshop on February 2, 2021. (18:04)

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.
Learn how CREDO Reference can help you locate important background information on a variety of topics. (3:11)

Resources & Tools

Use the library's online Database listing to find relevant databases for research.
Congressional Quarterly (CQ) Researcher provides broad information about a wide range of current events. Frequently included are pro/con lists, timelines, and featured perspectives.
Learn to use RefWorks to create a bibliography. (~2:40min)