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Student Assistants Research 101: Finding Known Items

Finding Known Items

If you have a known item, especially a journal article, here are some places to search to locate the item.

1) Melvyl @ UC Merced

  • includes a wide range of formats and goes beyond UC's collection
  • can Request easily from records in this catalog

2) Google Scholar

  • includes many articles and references to books, a quick way to check for article titles though it is not exhaustive

3) Interdisciplinary or Subject Specific Databases

  • Try a document title or author search in a subject specific database like ScienceDirect or Web of Science to locate the item. 

4) eJournal Finder

  • includes coverage details for periodicals (newspapers, journals, and magazines)
  • use to determine if UC Merced has the periodical

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