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Political Science 194 (Monroe): Welcome

Senior Honors Thesis Seminar

Library Session Goals

By the end of this session, you will be able to: 

  • locate evidence and resources through multiple access points and research pathways
    • ...via library databases, Google, article networks (cited and cited by literature, etc. 
  • create successful searches in library databases and the free web to locate books, articles, data, etc.
  • obtain the full text of articles, ebooks and UCM print books
  • format citations in APSA style
  • access tools to support your research process
    • literature synthesis grids, Sage Research Methods

Library Session Primer: Brainstorming Google Spreadsheet

  1. What topics are you interested in exploring? 
  2. What strategies or resources have you found useful when doing research? 

Access Library Resources from Off Campus

The VPN allows you to connect to the library's online articles and ebooks from off campus.

VPN

*Image courtesy of Design Services, UCI Libraries

What is the UC-eLinks Button?

What is the UC-eLinks button?

The UC-eLinks button represents a link. Click this button to take you to either: 

  1. the full-text of the source you want  
  2. to a Request screen so you can easily order the source through Interlibrary Loan

UC-eLinks button

Where will I see the UC-eLinks button?

The UC-eLinks button is located in many of our databases. You will also find the words UC-eLinks under the >> symbol in Google Scholar.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) for Articles

If the library doesn't have the full text on an article, request it from another library through Interlibrary Loan.

  • Look for a UC-eLinks button in most databases or catalogs to get to the request form.
  • Your library card account number is your UCMnetID.
    • Hint, when searching in Google Scholar, click the >> symbol under the item  description to reveal UC-eLinks.
    • No UC-eLinks? Use the ILL form to place your request.  
  • Articles take ~3-5 business days to arrive and will be delivered via email.

Contact Elizabeth

Elizabeth Salmon

Research Services Librarian
Liaison to Political Science, Public Health, & Sociology Departments
Kolligian Library 275
(209) 631-6954 (work cell)
esalmon@ucmerced.edu

Acknowledgments

Many of the resources in this guide are taken from the impressively comprehensive American Politics LibGuide created by Jeremy Darrington, Princeton University Politics Librarian.