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Political Science 194 (Theodoridis): Welcome

Senior Honors Thesis Seminar

Library Session Goals

You will be able to

  • incorporate different pathways and strategies into the research process 
  • navigate library's databases and the free web to locate books, articles, data, etc.
  • find known items based on citation information
  • format citations in APSA style

Access Library Resources from Off Campus

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

VPN

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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 including Melvyl, CREDO reference, Academic Search Complete and many more.  You will also find the words UC-eLinks under the >> symbol in Google Scholar.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

If the library doesn't have an item, request to borrow it from another library through Interlibrary Loan.

  • Look for a UC-eLinks button or Request button in most databases or catalogs to get to the request form.
  • Your library card account number on the form 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 normally take 3-5 business days to obtain. Books may take longer. Articles will be delivered via email for download. Books will be available in print for pick-up at Library Services Desk on the 2nd floor.

Contact Elizabeth

Elizabeth Salmon

Research Services Librarian
Political Science & Sociology Liaison
Kolligian Library 275
(209) 631-6954
esalmon@ucmerced.edu

What Research Strategies do You Use?

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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.