When looking at articles in a database, full-text may be immediately available via a PDF or HTML page. If not, use the UCeLinks button.
If UC-eLinks doesn't give you any options to read the full-text online, you can Interlibrary Loan (ILL) the item using your UCMnetID. Here's an example of an article you would need to ILL:
Need full-text? Use the UC e-Links button to connect to articles. Length (2:32)
The VPN allows you to connect to the library's online articles and eBooks from off campus.
Visit library.ucmerced.edu/use/technology/vpn to download the VPN.
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