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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

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...
Discover how to find ebooks by using the library catalog.
Quickly learn how to reserve a collaborative work room in the library through the online Campus Reservation System (CRS).

Research Skills: Introductory

Need full text? Use the UC-eLinks button to connect to articles.
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. ...
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.

Research Skills: Advanced

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.
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

Credo Reference is a collection of searchable online reference books including specialized encyclopedias.  This is an excellent resource for readable, background information.  This tutorial...
This video covers the basics of setting up and using a RefWorks account. (~20min)
Use Melvyl as a search tool to not only access books but to also find articles and other materials.