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Writing 10 (Bultena): Pre-Library Session

College Reading & Composition

GOTS Academic Search Complete Tutorial

Academic Search Complete Tutorial

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1. Connect to the campus network via the VPN IF you are off-campus.  You will need this connection to access one or more library databases while taking the tutorial.

2. Take the short quiz at the end of the tutorial.  Enter your email address AND your professor's email address. Afterwards locate the email confirmation. These emails often go to your SPAM folder, so be sure to check there.  It is often easiest to search in your email account for the phrase "Certificate of completion" to find your email confirmation.

3. You are ready! Click on the link below to start the tutorial. Follow the instructions on the left hand of the screen and, as directed, complete activities in the main screen (right).

Academic Search Complete Tutorial >>


Find Full-Text of Articles through UC-eLinks

Unfamiliar with UC-eLinks?  Use this button to access the full-text of a resource or to start an Interlibrary Loan request. View this video for three quick UC-eLinks examples (UC Merced Library, 2:17).

Finding Databases at UC Merced

Learn how to find databases and how to narrow down by database subject area, full-text availability, etc. (1:14)