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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...
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

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...
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.

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.
Learn how CREDO Reference can help you locate important background information on a variety of topics. (3:11)
Need help finding a useful and relevant article? Web of Science is a database that shows both backward and forward networks.

Resources & Tools

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.
Google can be easy to use, but do you know how to take advantage of its search capabilities? This tutorial will teach you fundamental Google search strategies for academic and personal use.