Skip to content Skip to navigation

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...
Looking for a collaborative meeting space? Collaboratiave Work Rooms can be reserved through the EMS Room Reservation System. (2:23)
Access your local library account to see what you have checked out, overdue, or on hold.

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.
Explore the UC Merced Library through this guide.  Find out how academic libraries are organized and the specific spaces, services, and resources available to you.

Research Skills: Advanced

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.
Discover how articles are connected to each other. Use this information to save time when you research.

Resources & Tools

Learn to use RefWorks to create a bibliography. (~2:40min)
Credo Reference is a collection of searchable online reference books including specialized encyclopedias.  This is an excellent resource for readable, background information.  This tutorial...
Academic Search Complete includes books, scholarly articles, magazine and newspaper articles, videos, and more. It is a great place to start your research because of the wide scope of materials...