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Information for Graduate Students: Using the Library

Getting Started

Requesting Articles through Interlibrary Loan [ html ]   [ pdf ]
Learn how to request articles from other libraries. Typical delivery time is 3-5 days.

My ILL Requests   [ html ]   [ pdf ]
Learn how to view and manage your Interlibrary Loan materials (including online renewals) by accessing My ILL Requests.
My Library Account   [ html ]   [ pdf ]
Learn how to access your library account to view checkouts, overdues, holds and fines.
Requesting CRL Materials Through Interlibrary Loan   [ html ]   [ pdf ]
Learn how to use Melvyl to locate and request materials from the Center for Research Libraries.
UC-eLinks for Full Text   [ html ]   [ pdf ]
Learn how to use UC-eLinks to access full-text articles.
VPN: Connect from Off Campus  [ html ]   [ pdf ]
Learn how to use the VPN to connect to electronic library resources from off campus.


Using Melvyl [ html ]
Become familiar with the content and basic functions of Melvyl, the catalog for UC Merced and UC Libraries.

known article

Find a Known Article [ streaming video ]
This video will lead you through strategies for finding a known article. (4:51)

currency Keeping Current [ html ]
Become familiar with ways to track literature on specific topics using RSS feeds and database alert functionality.

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