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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

Discover why the Virtual Private Network (VPN) is important for your library research and where you can locate VPN download information.
Learn how to locate ebooks (electronic books) in UC Library Search, the Library's catalog. (1:52)
Looking for a collaborative meeting space? Collaborative Work Rooms can be reserved through the EMS Room Reservation System. (2:23)

Research Skills: Introductory

Discover how to find databases for your research using UC Merced Library's A-Z Databases listing. (1:20)
Discover how to use the Get It at UC button to access the full-text of articles or books whether immediately or through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). (2:59)
This tutorial series includes seven sections:Accessing InformationUnderstanding the Information CycleDeveloping a Research QuestionFinding & Selecting DatabasesUsing Keywords & Search...

Research Skills: Advanced

Credo Reference is a collection of searchable online reference books including specialized encyclopedias.  This is an excellent resource for readable, background information.  This tutorial...
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

Through this tutorial you will learn how to access Sociological Abstracts to successfully limit results and access the full-text of articles and generate ASA citations.  
This brief tutorial will help you search for, read, download, and annotate Ebooks in the Ebook Central (ProQuest) platform using UC Library Search. 
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...