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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

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...
This quick video will help UC Merced faculty, staff, and students easily use our campus room reservation system, EMS, to book KL 360 or KL 397.  (3:31)
Access your local library account to see what you have checked out, overdue, or on hold.

Research Skills: Introductory

Have an article you want to read? Discover two key ways to find a specific journal article.
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
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...

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

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.
This video covers the basics of setting up and using a RefWorks account. (~20min)
Use the library's online Database listing to find relevant databases for research.