Learn About Research Fundamentals

Your introduction to research at the UCR Library.

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  • VPN (video): Many resources provided online by the library are only available if you are connected to a campus network. How to videos for Mac, PC, and Chromebooks

  • UC Library Search (8:11 minute video): How to find and access books, articles, and more at UC Riverside, across UC, and beyond

  • Get it at UC (1:36 minute video): Learn about the "Get it at UC" button, a quick and easy way to find the full text of articles in databases connected to the UCR Library
  • Reserves (1:18 minute video): Borrow your course textbooks for short periods of time
  • Call Numbers (2:02 minute video): How to find a physical book in the Library
  • Additional help with UC Library Search (guide)
  • Search Strategy (12:15 minute video): How to create successful searches in Library databases; Recommended for students in the ENGL 001A-B-C series
  • Database Searching (5:18 minute video): Discover time-saving tools for conducting research; Recommended for students in the ENGL 001A-B-C series
  • Using the Opposing Viewpoints in Context Database (7:47 minute video): Recommended for students in the ENGL 001A-B-C series
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