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Spark 1-21 (Ricci) - "Do Africans Speak Spanish?": Connecting to library resources

A library research guide to the Spark course, "Do Africans Speak Spanish?" taught by Cristián Ricci.

VIDEO: Connecting to Library Resources: The Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Discover why the Virtual Private Network (VPN) is important for your library research and where you can locate VPN download information. (2:01)

UC Merced Office of Information Technology (OIT)

OIT can help you with many technology issues, including helping you get connected with the VPN. PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE APPROPRIATE VPN AT YOUR EARLIEST OPPORTUNITY. You can't access UCM online resources without it!

Installation Guide: https://it.ucmerced.edu/VPN-Installation-Guides

NOTE: There are different versions for Macs and PCs.

Signing in to UC Library Search

UC Library Search is a new statewide library resources search tool that lets you search for materials held at UC Merced's library and the libraries of the other nine UC campuses. It requires a separate login from the VPN. You can search UC Library Search without signing in, but you won't have access to the full contents of the database.

To sign in to UC Library Search, click the UC Library Search logo on the library's main webpage (yellow rectangle):

The sign-in for UC Library Search will appear in the blue menu bar at the top of the page, upper right corner:

Sign in with your UCMNet ID and password -- the same credentials you use to retrieve your e-mail. Two-factor authentication is required for this.