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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 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)
How you use keywords in Google matters.  Learn more about word order and the use of "quotations marks".
Use My ILL Requests to view items in process, see received items, and renew or cancel requests.

Research Skills: Introductory

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. ...
How to find databases at UC Merced. Learn to search for databases and narrow down by database subject area, full-text availability, etc.

Research Skills: Advanced

Discover how articles are connected to each other. Use this information to save time when you research.
Need help finding a useful and relevant article? Web of Science is a database that shows both backward and forward networks.
Discover how to connect to forward article networks (Cited By information) in Google Scholar.  Also used Related Articles links to find relevant resources.

Resources & Tools
Congressional Quarterly (CQ) Researcher provides broad information about a wide range of current events. Frequently included are pro/con lists, timelines, and featured perspectives.
Search in Google Scholar for journal articles, patents, technical reports, working papers, preprints, and conference presentations.