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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

Looking for a collaborative meeting space? Collaboratiave Work Rooms can be reserved through the EMS Room Reservation System. (2:23)
This video will show you how to find and access ebooks at UC Merced. (1:25)
Use My ILL Requests to view items in process, see received items, and renew or cancel requests.

Research Skills: Introductory

Have an article you want to read? Discover two key ways to find a specific journal article.
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.
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.

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

Credo Reference is a collection of searchable online reference books including specialized encyclopedias.  This is an excellent resource for readable, background information.  This tutorial...
http://gots.ucmerced.edu/tutorial/use-uc-elinks-for-full-text
Learn to create and begin using an account in RefWorks. (~1:10min)