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Writing 10 Mingua-Lopstain: Welcome

College Reading & Composition

Library Session Overview

  • Welcome!
  • Accessing Library Resources
  • Small Group Activity
  • Activity Debrief 
  • Research Strategies 
  • Getting help with your ongoing research needs

Using UC eLinks Video Tutorial

Library Services

Session Outcomes

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • develop a strategy for researching a topic of interest
  • apply methods to refine your topic
  • navigate library databases and Google to retrieve useful and credible resources
  • capture citation information in MLA format
  • identify people and services for asking follow-up questions

GOTS Credo Reference Tutorial

Outside Class Assignment Need VPN if completing from an off-campus location.

Credo Reference Tutorial
http://ucmercedlibrary.info/guide_on_the_side/tutorial/credo-reference

  • Complete the Credo Reference database online tutorial.
  • You will follow the instructions on the left of the screen and, as needed, complete activities in the main screen (right).
  • To receive credit, you must complete a short quiz at the end of the tutorial.
  • When prompted at the end of the tutorial, enter your email address and your instructor’s email address.
  • After completing the tutorial, use Credo to find an article on the topic of your choice.
  • Read the article carefully.
  • Make a list of key words (search terms) in the article that you could use to search for more information on this subject.

GOTS Academic Search Complete Tutorial

Outside Class Assignment Need VPN if completing from an off-campus location.
Academic Search Complete Tutorial
http://ucmercedlibrary.info/guide_on_the_side/tutorial/using-academic-search-complete

  • Complete the Academic Search Complete database tutorial.
  • You will follow the instructions on the left of the screen and, as needed, complete activities in the main screen (right).
  • To receive credit, you must complete a short quiz at the end of each tutorial.
  • When prompted at the end of the tutorial, enter your email address and your instructor’s email address.

Librarian Instructor

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Elizabeth Salmon
Contact:
KL 275
Library Office Suite
209.631.6954
Website

Access Library Resources from Off Campus

The VPN allows you to connect to the library's online articles and eBooks from off campus.

http://library.ucmerced.edu/use/technology/vpn

VPN

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