Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
COVID-19 Library Dashboard
Get the latest information on the status of library services and space.
 Ask a Question

Student Assistants Research 101: Research Starting Points

Truth

Topic/Background Information

Research Starting Points I

Subject & Course Guides

  • Course Guides are a collection of resources curated by a UC Merced librarian based on the assignments and focus of a specific course
  • Library Website-->Research & Academics --> Subject & Course Guides
  • Search by Professor's last name, by subject, or by topic keyword

Database Best Bets

  • Library Website--> Collections--> Library Databases --> select subject
  • Best Bets are listed at the top of the page
  • Best Bets are databases that contain a large number of resources relevant to academic research within a specific subject

Research Starting Points 2

Current or Controversial Topics

Triage