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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.
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)
Looking for a collaborative meeting space? Collaboratiave Work Rooms can be reserved through the EMS Room Reservation System. (2:23)

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. ...
How to find databases at UC Merced. Learn to search for databases and narrow down by database subject area, full-text availability, etc.
Have an article you want to read that isn't available in full-text through the library databases? Learn how to make a request of full-text articles through UC-eLinks. (2:09)
December 2019

Research Skills: Advanced

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

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...
Learn how the HathiTrust Digital Library Data and the HathiTrust Research Center can support your text analysis research and data mining via their full suite of analysis tools.
Learn to use RefWorks to create a bibliography. (~2:40min)