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Suggested Syllabus Language

To point students to library resources via your syllabus, feel free to adopt or adapt the language below.  Option 1 focuses on research help while Option 2 highlights broader library support available to students.

Option 1

Research Assistance

Ask a librarian for research help with finding and using resources in this class. Learn how to develop research questions, use effective search strategies, and evaluate resources. Connect with a librarian via phone, email, 24/7 chat, or a one-on-one research consultation. For more information, visit the library’s website library.ucmerced.edu

Option 2

UC Merced Library Resources

Use library space, resources and services to support your academic success.  Take advantage of library spaces for individual or collaborative study.  Access thousands of online articles and books for your assignments through the library’s catalog and online databases.  Tip: If off-campus, connect to the VPN first to access all the library’s online resources. Contact a librarian for research help as you develop research questions, search for sources, and evaluate information.  For more information, visit the library’s website library.ucmerced.edu or stop by the 2nd floor Services desk in the Kolligian Library building.

Option 2 (Revised for Summer 2020 due to Library Closure)

Use library resources and services to support your academic success.  Access thousands of online articles and books for your assignments through the library’s catalog and online databases.  Tip: If off-campus, connect to the VPN first to access all the library’s online resources. Contact a librarian for research help as you develop research questions, search for sources, and evaluate information.  For more information, visit the library’s website library.ucmerced.edu.