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Writing 119 (Hothem) 2020: Find a Known Item

Search Using Google Scholar

Search Google Scholar to access many journal articles made available to you by the UC Merced Library.


Using UC Library Search

Use UC Library Search to find eBooks, print books, as well as articles and other materials (UC Merced Library, 6:17).


Fall 2021 Workshop Recording: Using UC Library Search (~ 9 minutes)

Find a Known Item

Some Strategies

1.  Look for the article title in Google Scholar.  Try the title OR UC-eLinks/ Get it at UC hyperlink.

2.  Look for the article title in UC Library Search.  Look for the Available Online link or request form. 

3. Look for the journal title.  Select the Journals tab on the library home page.  See if the journal is available.  Is the date you need available?

4. You may be able to find it in a major database IF it belongs to a specific subject area.

Try it Out:  Do we have these articles?

Citation #1

Balsa, Carlos J.L., “Sustainable transportation planning on college campuses” Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, University of Massachusetts, Hills North, Amherst, MA, Transport Policy 10.1 (2003).

Citation #2

Vunjak-Novakovic, G., Lui, K. O., Tandon, N., & Chien, K. R. (August 02, 2011). Bioengineering Heart Muscle: A Paradigm for Regenerative Medicine. Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering, 13.

Citation #3

Falconer, D. G., Ficklin, R. W., & Konolige, K. G. (January 01, 2000). Robot-Mounted Through-Wall Radar for Detecting, Locating, and Identifying Building Occupants. Proceedings, 2, 1868-1875.


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