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Writing About Writing (WAW) for WRI 1/10

Library resources and perspectives for Writing about Writing (WAW)

For Library Databases

Credo Reference Tutorial

GOTS graphic

Instructions:

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. Take the short quiz at the end of the tutorial.  Enter your email address AND your professor's email address. Afterwards locate the email confirmation. These emails often go to your SPAM folder, so be sure to check there.  It is often easiest to search in your email account for the phrase "Certificate of completion" to find your email confirmation.

3. You are ready! Click on the link below to start the tutorial. Follow the instructions on the left hand of the screen and, as directed, complete activities in the main screen (right).

Credo Reference Tutorial >>  http://gots.ucmerced.edu/tutorial/credo-reference

Academic Search Complete Tutorial

GOT tutorial green

Instructions:

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. Take the short quiz at the end of the tutorial.  Enter your email address AND your professor's email address. Afterwards locate the email confirmation. These emails often go to your SPAM folder, so be sure to check there.  It is often easiest to search in your email account for the phrase "Certificate of completion" to find your email confirmation.

3. You are ready! Click on the link below to start the tutorial. Follow the instructions on the left hand of the screen and, as directed, complete activities in the main screen (right).

Academic Search Complete Tutorial >> http://gots.ucmerced.edu/tutorial/using-academic-search-complete

Opposing Viewpoints Tutorial

GOTS tutorial

Instructions:

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. Take the short quiz at the end of the tutorial.  Enter your email address AND your professor's email address. Afterwards locate the email confirmation. These emails often go to your SPAM folder, so be sure to check there.  It is often easiest to search in your email account for the phrase "Certificate of completion" to find your email confirmation.

3. You are ready! Click on the link below to start the tutorial. Follow the instructions on the left hand of the screen and, as directed, complete activities in the main screen (right).

Opposing Viewpoints Tutorial >>  http://gots.ucmerced.edu/tutorial/using-opposing-viewpoints

For Google

By the end of this tutorial, you will be able to:

  • search in Google for both personal and academic research. 
  • narrow down your Google search to locate relevant information sources in specific sites and domains.
  • use search tools within Google to filter results. 

This tutorial includes a few short videos and associated quiz questions. Plan on taking approximately 10 minutes to complete.  There is a Certificate of Completion available at the end so you can keep a record of your participation.

Google Tutorial >> https://ucmercedlibrary.libwizard.com/f/search-google

Matt Cutts from Google explains how search works.  Length 3:15