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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.
Databases provide you access to information for both personal and academic purposes. This module will introduce you to the value of databases and library databases available for your research. This...
Discover how to find ebooks by using the library catalog.

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

Academic Search Complete is a great database to use as you start your research. Learn how you can use it to access a wide range of materials.
Credo Reference is a collection of searchable online reference books including specialized encyclopedias.  This is an excellent resource for readable, background information.  This tutorial...
Learn to use RefWorks to create a bibliography. (~2:40min)