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Disciplinary Based Educational Research (DBER)

for UC Merced NSF Fellows, fall 2019

Find a Known Item - 3 Strategies

Some Strategies

1.  Look for the article title in Google Scholar.  Try the title or Get it at UC hyperlink.

2.  Look for the article title in UC Library Search.  Look for the Available Online hyperlink or the request form to make a request for the item.

3. Look for the journal title.  Select the Journals quick link on the library home page. Type in the title of the journal.  If the journal is available, it will appear in a result lists.  Check to see if the dates of coverage include the article you need.  Follow the links through to locate the article.

4. You may be able to find it in a major database IF it belongs to a specific subject area.

LibWizard Finding a Known Item Tutorial

Finding a Known Item


1. Connect to the campus network via the VPN if you are off-campus.  You will need this connection to access one or more library databases while taking the tutorial.

2. Take the short quiz at the end of the tutorial.  Enter your email address AND your professor's email address. Afterwards locate the email confirmation. These emails often go to your SPAM folder, so be sure to check there.  It is often easiest to search in your email account for the phrase "Certificate of completion" to find your email confirmation.

3. You are ready! Click on the link below to start the tutorial. Follow the instructions on the left hand of the screen and, as directed, complete activities in the main screen (right).

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