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Student Assistants Research 101: Research Starting Points


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