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Psychology 15 (Liu): Find a Known Item

Research Methods in Psychology

Finding Known Items

If you have a known item, such as the title of a journal article, here are some places to search in order to locate the item. Search using the following information as available:

  • article title
  • last name of the article author(s)
  • year of publication
  • journal title

1) Google Scholar

  • includes many articles and references to books, a quick way to check for article titles though it is not exhaustive

2) Melvyl @ UC Merced

  • includes a wide range of formats and goes beyond UC's collection
  • can Request easily from records in this catalog

3) eJournal Finder

  • includes coverage details for periodicals (newspapers, journals, and magazines)
  • use to determine if UC Merced has the periodical

GOTS: Finding a Known Item

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. You are ready! Follow the instructions on the left hand of the screen and, as directed, complete activities in the main screen (right).