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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

Use My ILL Requests to view items in process, see received items, and renew or cancel requests.
Looking for a collaborative meeting space? Collaboratiave Work Rooms can be reserved through the EMS Room Reservation System. (2:23)
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

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
Explore the UC Merced Library through this guide.  Find out how academic libraries are organized and the specific spaces, services, and resources available to you.
Discover how to find ebooks by using the library catalog.

Research Skills: Advanced

Discover how to connect to forward article networks (Cited By information) in Google Scholar.  Also used Related Articles links to find relevant resources.
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.

Resources & Tools

Learn to create and begin using an account in RefWorks. (~1:10min)
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...
This video covers the basics of setting up and using a RefWorks account. (~20min)