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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

This video will show you how to find and access ebooks at UC Merced. (1:25)
Discover why the Virtual Private Network (VPN) is important for your library research and where you can locate VPN download information.
Looking for a collaborative meeting space? Collaboratiave Work Rooms can be reserved through the EMS Room Reservation System. (2:23)

Research Skills: Introductory

Use citation information (e.g. author, article title, journal title etc.) to find the full-text of that known item using one of four search tools: Academic Search Complete, Google Scholar, Melvyl, or...
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...

Research Skills: Advanced

Learn how CREDO Reference can help you locate important background information on a variety of topics. (3:11)
Discover how to connect to forward article networks (Cited By information) in Google Scholar.  Also used Related Articles links to find relevant resources.
Discover how articles are connected to each other. Use this information to save time when you research.

Resources & Tools

PsycINFO is a psychology database that you can use to find empirical articles (articles that report on original research).
Use Melvyl to search for Ebook Central eBooks in the ProQuest database which includes features like reading online, downloading chapters, citation generation, and annotation.
Search in Google Scholar for journal articles, patents, technical reports, working papers, preprints, and conference presentations.