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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

Quickly learn how to reserve a collaborative work room in the library through the online Campus Reservation System (CRS).
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...
Find out how to reserve meeting rooms KL 360 and KL 397 through the Campus Reservation System (CRS).

Research Skills: Introductory

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.
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 to find related articles from Citations and Cited By information available in Web of Science.
Discover how to connect to forward article networks (Cited By information) in Google Scholar.  Also used Related Articles links to find relevant resources.
Discover how articles are connected to each other. Use this information to save time when you research.

Resources & Tools

Learn to create and begin using an account in RefWorks. (~1:10min)
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.
Credo Reference is a collection of searchable online reference books including specialized encyclopedias.  This is an excellent resource for readable, background information.  This tutorial...