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Writing 10 (Ruiz): Welcome

Reading & Composition

Find the Guide

CatCourses > WRI 10 > Pages > Library Research Guide


Learning Outcomes

After this lesson, you will be able to:

  • identify keywords & apply search strategies to get the most out of your search results
  • locate books
  • locate scholarly articles


  • Welcome!
  • Finding the guide
  • Writing down research topics / questions
  • Understanding the role of databases
  • Downloading the VPN for off-campus access
  • Finding databases
  • Using Melvyl to find books
    • Applying limiters
    • Accessing items with UCeLinks
  • Communicating with databases
    • Breaking down topics into keywords & coming up with alternatives
    • Combining keywords
  • Using Academic Search Complete to find articles
    • Applying limiters
    • Accessing items with UCeLinks
    • Leveraging the citation tool
  • Contacting librarians for research help
  • Reflecting
  • Goodbye & thank you!

Instruction & Outreach Librarian

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Olivia Olivares
Kolligian Library
KL 260
(209) 285-7742