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Workshop Recordings

A complete listing of workshop recordings arranged by topic and presentation date.

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Understanding MLA 8th Edition ( ~ 30 Minutes) This 30 minute video teaches you to make proper citations in MLA 8th Edition. Recorded March 11, 2021.

Avoiding Plagiarism: When to Cite, When to Paraphrase ( ~ 30 Minutes)  This 30 minute video guides through what plagiarism is, how to avoid common mistakes, and how to maintain academic honesty in your work. Recorded March 9, 2021

Manage Your Research with RefWorks (~ 1 Hour) RefWorks is an online citation manager, organizing your sources in one location to help you with your academic work. Recorded February 26th, 2021

Choosing a Citation Management Tool (1 Hour) Compare the features of three popular citation management tools: Zotero, Mendeley, and RefWorks to find the one that is a good fit for your work. Recorded February 23, 2021

Using Zotero to Manage Your Research (50 Minutes) Learn how to use the online tool, Zotero, to organize research, collaborate with fellow researchers, and create citations in many styles. Recorded February 8, 2021

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Three Strategies for Searching (~ 13 Minutes) Learn three helpful strategies to locate the information you need in our Library databases for your academic work. Recorded February 23, 2021

Start Your Research Smart: Three Searching Strategies (~ 18 Minutes) Part of the Start Your Research Smart 20-Minute Workshop Series, this video will guide you through three important tips for finding academic journals in the Academic Search Complete database. Recorded February 2, 2021

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Using BrowZine & LibKey Nomad (UC Library Search) (~ 18 minutes) BrowZine & LibKey Nomad are two new tools found in UC Library Search, the library's catalog. Learn how to use BrowZine to follow specific journals based on your preferences and organize article content. Also, gain helpful tips to use LibKey Nomad to quickly go directly to the full-text of most articles. Recorded September 2021

Finding News Sources (~ 30 Minutes) Learn how to search our library database for newspaper sources, which can be a valuable research tool. Discover local, national, and international newspaper sources and search strategies to locate articles. Recorded July 2021

Introduction to Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) (~ 15 Minutes) This short introduction to digital object identifiers or DOIs, will provide insight into what a DOI is, why they can help you locate articles, and why they may be preferred in your citations. Recorded March 4, 2021

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Introduction to Locating Secondary Data & Searching Data Repositories: Social Sciences Edition (~1 Hour) This workshop was recorded as part of #UCLoveData week. Learn how to navigate social sciences data repositories to find relevant information and data. Recorded February 9, 2021

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Using UC Library Search (~ 9 Minutes) This workshop will teach you all about UC Library Search, the new system-wide library catalog and search tool now used by all ten UC campuses. This workshop will cover searching with UC Library Search, applying filters to a search, finding citation information, and Interlibrary loan. Recorded September 28, 2021.

Access The New York Times-Web Version (~18 Minutes) As a UC Merced affiliate, you have access to a free, online subscription to the New York Times web version. Learn how to set up your account, search articles, and set-up alerts. Recorded March 4, 2021

Introduction to JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments (~ 28 Minutes) Faculty and instructors are introduced to JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments. This brief overview demonstrates how to search subject areas for videos, textbooks, and full experiments to support undergraduate education through classroom experiments, LTI integration with CatCourses, and customizable quizzes. Recorded June 30, 2021

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Faculty Author Series- Justin Gautreau (Merritt Writing Program) (~ 1 Hour) Merritt Writing Program lecturer Justin Gautreau discusses his recent book, The Last Word: The Hollywood Novel and the Studio System. The Last Word discusses Hollywood culture critique - in particular the fiction written by industry insiders to share what was considered unfilmable. While a unique perspective in the 1920s and 1930s, the Hollywood novel's relevance gradually declined in the years after. That said, the books remain a fascinating window into Hollywood and the public imagination. Recorded October 14, 2021.

Faculty Author Series- Dr. Sidra Goldman-Mellor (Public Health) (~ 1 Hour) Part of the Faculty Author Series, this presentation focuses on the work of UC Merced Associate Professor of Public Health, Dr. Sidra Goldman-Mellor. She discusses the affects of emergency department presentation and suicide and mortality amongst various populations in the U.S. and specifically, California. Recorded April 29, 2021.