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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

Need full text? Use the UC-eLinks button to connect to articles.
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.
In this series, discover how to find information and understand the information cycle.  The Research Process Tutorials series has seven interactive sections you can take at your own pace. ...

Research Skills: Advanced

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.
Need help finding a useful and relevant article? Web of Science is a database that shows both backward and forward networks.

Resources & Tools

This video covers the basics of setting up and using a RefWorks account. (~20min)
This interactive tutorial will show you how to locate the important journals in a research discipline using the Journal Citation Reports (JCR).
Congressional Quarterly (CQ) Researcher provides broad information about a wide range of current events. Frequently included are pro/con lists, timelines, and featured perspectives.