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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

Looking for a collaborative meeting space? Collaborative Work Rooms can be reserved through the EMS Room Reservation System. (2:23)
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)
Discover why the Virtual Private Network (VPN) is important for your library research and where you can locate VPN download information.

Research Skills: Introductory

Discover how to use the Get It at UC button to access the full-text of articles or books whether immediately or through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). (2:59)
Use citation information (e.g. author, article title, journal title etc.) to find the full-text of that known item using a search tool like Google Scholar or UC Library Search. 
Discover how to find databases for your research using UC Merced Library's A-Z Databases listing. (1:20)

Research Skills: Advanced

Need help finding a useful and relevant article? Web of Science is a database that shows both backward and forward networks.
Learn how CREDO Reference can help you locate important background information on a variety of topics. (3:11)
Discover how articles are connected to each other. Use this information to save time when you research.

Resources & Tools

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. 
Opposing Viewpoints will help you find scholarly and popular sources about current events. Opposing Viewpoints provides multiple opinions on a variety of topics. Videos, images, and other media are...
Learn how to use Zotero to organize your research, make citations in many styles, annotate, and use the plug-ins to connect Zotero directly to Microsoft Word and GoogleDocs. (50:00)Originally...