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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

Discover why the Virtual Private Network (VPN) is important for your library research and where you can locate VPN download information.
Use My ILL Requests to view items in process, see received items, and renew or cancel requests.
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)

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. ...
Discover how to find ebooks by using the library catalog.
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

Research Skills: Advanced

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

Search in Google Scholar for journal articles, patents, technical reports, working papers, preprints, and conference presentations.
Use the library's online Database listing to find relevant databases for research.
Learn how to create an account and begin accessing the many features of RefWorks. (3:00)