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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
What topics are you interested in exploring?
What strategies or resources have you found useful when doing research?
Access Library Resources from Off Campus
VPN allows you to connect to the library's online articles and ebooks from off campus.
*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:
the full-text of the source you want
to a Request screen so you can easily order the source through Interlibrary Loan
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
Look for a
in most databases or catalogs to get to the request form. UC-eLinks button
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.
Research Services Librarian
Liaison to Political Science, Public Health, & Sociology Departments
Kolligian Library 275
(209) 631-6954 (work cell)
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Many of the resources in this guide are taken from the impressively comprehensive
American Politics LibGuide created by Jeremy Darrington, Princeton University Politics Librarian.