Academic Research & Artificial Intelligence: Doing Library Research to Decode the Pros and Cons of Artificial Intelligence

by Melinda M. Livas – November 22, 2021

Library resources for Academic Research & Artificial Intelligence:
Doing Library Research to Decode the Pros and Cons of Artificial Intelligence

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In this Guide:

UC Library Search, the new Library catalog includes all of the UC library collections.  This setting is specific for the UC Davis libraries including (for the first time) the holdings of the Law Library. If you Sign in (on the top right corner) using your UCD login and Kerberos passphrase, you are prompted with your loan period, can renew books online, and request items that have been checked out to another borrower, or are in storage.


BROWZINE is a web-based journal engagement platform that allows you the ability to:

  • Quickly follow
  • Find
  • And access licensed e-Journals on any platform

Take a look at this BROWZINE Subject Guide for more information.

Web of Science

Use Web of Science to find scholarly articles in all disciplines, including chemical engineering and materials science.  This database can also be used to identify articles that cite an author or article that you specify. Coverage: 1900 – present.  Cited Reference Searching:  1900 – present.

Academic Search Complete

Articles from popular magazines and scholarly journals for the humanities, social sciences, physical and biological sciences, engineering, business and interdisciplinary fields, with over 5,500 full-text periodicals. It also includes indexing for some newspapers, books and primary sources.  Coverage: 1887 – present.


PubMed is composed of biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals and online books.


A resource that offers technology related trends and insights.


A collection of articles from computer graphics, computer animation, geometric modeling and computer vision.

SPIE Digital Library

A comprehensive online tool used for locating resources about optics, photonics, optoelectronics and imaging.

Business Source Complete

Provides comprehensive access to scholarly business journals from as early and 1886.

JMAI- Journal of Medical Artificial Intelligence

An Open Acces Journal Focus on Medical Artificial Intelligence.


A video streaming service that offers more than 30,000 independent and film documentaries.

[When viewing “off” campus, sign in to Pulse Secure]

Books is a searchable database of books, but not all the content is available for free. To search for full-text books only:

  1. Go to the Advanced Book Search
  2. Specify your search criteria
  3. Make sure you select Search:  Full View Only


HathiTrust is a collection of books digitized by US research libraries. You can search the full-text of over 10 million books, but access to some of the content is restricted. To search for full-text books only:

  1. Use theFull-text Search
  2. Enter your search terms
  3. Limit to: Full View Only   (UC Davis is a partner member of HathiTrust. If you would like to download full PDFs of public domain books, you must log in.)



OCLC catalog: millions of records for books, journal titles and materials in other formats from approximately 12,000 libraries worldwide.  Coverage: 1000 A.D. to the present.

How to Avoid Plagiarism- Prezi Presentation

Parts of a Citation*

Source Example
Book Author Name. Title. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year. 

Macfarlane, Bruce. Researching with Integrity: The Ethics of Academic Enquiry. New York: Routledge, 2009.   

Book Chapter Author Name. “Chapter Title.” Book Title. Editor. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year. Chapter Page Numbers.

Tan, Amy. “Yes and No.” The Genius of Language: Fifteen Writers Reflect on Their Mother Tongues. Ed. Wendy Lesser. New York: Pantheon Books, 2004. 25-34.

Journal Article Author Name. “Article Title.” Journal Title Volume Number.Issue Number (Year): Article Page Numbers.
Hess, Mickey. “Was Foucault A Plagiarist? Hip-Hop Sampling And Academic Citation.” Computers & Composition 23.3 (2006): 280-295.
Website Author Name. “Title of Page/Work.” Title of Website. Publisher of Site. Date of Publication. Date of Access.

Stolley, Karl, Allen Brizee and Joshua M. Paiz. “Avoiding Plagiarism.” Purdue OWL. Purdue University. 7 May 2012. 27 Sept. 2012.

*Note: The order and punctuation of the citation components is dictated by the style you use.


ENDNOTE Online:   What it is & How to Get Help

Endnote is citation management software that allows you to store, manage, and format bibliographic citations, and easily change formatting of citations in Word documents.  Available free to UC Davis students, faculty & staff (campus has a site license).

  • Endnote Online:   Requires online registration.

Select the link below to view instructions for registering your EndNote Online account and downloading the CWYW [Cite While You Write] Plug-in.


From Web of Science:

Log on to EndNote Online
Search Web of Science.  Then from the Web of Science results screen:

Select citations to export, click on the Save to EndNote online link
choose  Save to EndNote online

From Google: Set up your Google Scholar Account

  1. Go to Google Scholar
  2. Go to the menu and select Settings.
  3. Under Bibliography manager select- [Show links to import citations into- hit drop down and select- Refman]- Do not select EndNote- that feature works for EndNote Desktop.
  4. Make sure to Save your setting.
  5. Go to Google scholar and conduct a search.
  6. Find articles you are interested in, then select [Import to Refman]
  7. Save the file where you save files on your computer.
  8. Go to your EndNote Online account- select [Collect] on the menu, then Import References
  9. Select [Browse] and select the articles you want to upload, then hit [Open].
  10. Under Import Option select [Refman RIS]
  11.  Then select what folder you want to import the article to.

Select link below to view screencast.

How to Export Google Scholar Articles to EndNote Online.


EndNote Online-

Follow these steps to create your EndNote Online account

Citation Styles-

The Owl @ Purdue

American Psychological Association–

Modern Language

Citation Machine-



When conducting research, do not assume that everything you see in print and on a website is accurate or credible!

It is always important to evaluate your resources.

The CRAAP Method is one way to help you identify the credibility of a resource.

CRAAP has five parts

  • C= Currency
  • R= Relevance
  • A= Authority
  • A= Accuracy
  • P= Purpose

See the worksheet below: