Guides & Tutorials

Connect From Off Campus
Allows access to UC Davis licensed digital resources for UC Davis faculty, staff, and students currently using a non-UC Davis Internet Service Provider (ISP) or Digital Subscriber Line (DSL).
Guide to Endnote
Learn how to use Endnote bibliographic software, where to download it for free, details on current Endnote classes, and more.
Guide to the Library for Science Grad Students (
An overview guide to library services and resources for researchers in the sciences, especially useful for new faculty and grad students.
IEEE Xplore
Quick Guide to INSPEC
Use the INSPEC databases to retrieve citations relating to physics, electrical engineering and electronics, computers and control, and information technology.
Melvyl User Guide
Guide to finding books and journals in the new Melvyl catalog.
Patent Information and Searching
Perform a quick patent number search, find patent information, connect to a patent tutorial, etc.
PubMed Guide
PubMed contains over 11 million bibliographic citations and author's abstracts from more than 4,000 biomedical journals dating back to the mid-1960's.
Science Citation Index/Web of Science
Sample cited reference, general and advanced searches from the Institute for Scientific Information.
Links to search tips and user guide for the SciFinder/Chemical Abstracts database.
Standards & Specifications
Quick overview of Standards and Specifications available at PSE. Also links to Standards databases
What is UC-eLinks?
Guide to the location of selected USGS publications in PSE.