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

Research Skills: Introductory

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

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

Learn to use RefWorks to create a bibliography. (~2:40min)
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. 
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.