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MIST 120: Parks and Protected Areas (Jenkins): Welcome!

A guide to library research resources for MIST 120


Welcome! Here, we'll discuss annotated bibliographies: what they are, why they're important to good research, and how to build a good one. We'll also see how they can help you write a good literature review, and serve as the precursor to a quality research project. We'll also look at some resources to help you cite your work, including bibliographic citation managers.

Class goals

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

  • Use UC Library Search to find library resources -- books, journal articles, videos, maps, and others -- in a variety of formats (print, electronic)
  • Create a basic library search using Boolean connectors -- AND, NOT and OR
  • Locate the full text of articles in UC Library Search and databases, using "Get it at UC" links
  • Generate citations from UC Library Search and databases, and save them for later use
  • Check the accuracy of generated citations against examples from the OWL at Purdue
  • Get help from librarians!

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's Office of Information Technology

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:

NOTE: There are different versions for Macs and PCs.

Instruction & Outreach Librarian

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Olivia Olivares
Kolligian Library
KL 260
(209) 285-7742