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- Welcome and introductions
- A review of library basics
- Discussion of library research in the era of COVID-19
- Services and resources available to students during the pandemic
- Using the library's catalog, UC Library Search
- Using the "Cite" option
- Using the library to complete course assignments
- Review of A-Z databases
- Finding databases by subject
- Demo of Academic Search Complete
- Archival documents
- UC Merced Library Special Collections
- Citation management and formatting
- Citing sources
- Review of bibliographic citation managers
- Review and questions
By the end of this session, you should be able to:
- Use UC Library Search, the library's catalog, to find research materials available online full-text. These materials will include e-books, streaming videos, encyclopedias, and other materials.
- Use the library's Special Collections archive and the University of California's digital archive, Calisphere, to find online archival documents.
- Choose appropriate databases to find full-text articles from scholarly journals that are germane to your topic.
- Find citations in APA format for your research materials.
- Choose a bibliographic citation manager like RefWorks, Zotero, or Mendeley to help you manage your research.
Instruction & Outreach Librarian