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

Research Skills: Introductory

Use Melvyl as a search tool to not only access books but to also find articles and other materials. This video provides an overview of the new WorldCat Discovery interface.
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
Have an article you want to read? Discover two key ways to find a specific journal article.

Research Skills: Advanced

Learn how CREDO Reference can help you locate important background information on a variety of topics. (3:11)
Discover how articles are connected to each other. Use this information to save time when you research.
Need help finding a useful and relevant article? Web of Science is a database that shows both backward and forward networks.

Resources & Tools

Use the library's online Database listing to find relevant databases for research.
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)