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Sociology 195 (Golash-Boza) : Home

Research Goals

Locate articles published from 1940 to the present on housing projects in Washington, DC.

Today's approach: 

  • Part I: Getting Started / Access
  • Part II: Newspaper Databases & Sources
  • Part III: Additional Tools
  • Part IV: Wrap-up

Database check: Do you have a favorite "go to" database for locating articles or research?

  • If yes, what's the database?
  • Not yet! 

Access Library Resources from Off Campus

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

Click UC Merced VPN Installation Instructions (all devices) for instructions.


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Problems with installing or connecting? 

Accessing Full-Text

When looking at articles in a database, full-text may be immediately available via a PDF or HTML page. If not, use the UCeLinks button. 

Here's an example of an article you would need to use UC-eLinks to get the full text:

Improving Underperforming Schools

If UC-eLinks doesn't give you any options to read the full-text online, you can Interlibrary Loan (ILL) the item using your UCMnetID. Select the Request from the Library option in the UC-eLinks menu. 

VIDEO: Requesting a Full-Text Article through UC-eLinks


(UC Merced Library, 1:34).

Have an article you want to read that isn't available in full-text through the library databases?

Learn how to request the full-text of articles through UC-eLinks.


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