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Writing 100 (Lanser)

Advanced Writing

Class Activity

Determine what field of study or discipline(s) are interested in your research question. 

Type your answer in Column B.

Choosing Databases

The UC Merced Library has over 700 databases.  To narrow down to databases for your research, try these two strategies:

  1. Use the All Subjects limiter in the database A-Z list (Databases tab on the library website) to pinpoint databases related to a certain subject area.
  2. Read through the recommended database descriptions to see what kind of content the databases contain.

Class Activity

Using the Databases tab on the Library website and the All Subjects limiter in the A-Z databases list, what is considered a Best Bet database for your topic? 

Type your answer in Column C. 

Finding Databases at UC Merced

Learn how to find databases and how to narrow down by database subject area, full-text availability, etc. (1:14)