Guides and Tutorials

Resources to help you find, evaluate and use information.

Library Homepage Introduction
Why Search the Library Catalog?
Finding e-Books
Locating Articles through Subject Guides
UCD e-Links
Using Google Scholar
Use VPN
How to Install Kopernio
How to Install Unpaywall
How to Install Open Access Button
Find your Subject Librarian
Keyword Searching
Write Like a Professor

Citation Styles

This guide includes information about commonly used citation styles.

Tutorials for Health Sciences Libraries

Short tutorials about health sciences information resources.

Course Guides

Guides created by subject librarians for UC Davis courses and workshops.

Your guide to shelf location in the Library

Understanding Call Numbers (PDF)

Describes how books and journals are arranged on the shelves in the Library.

5 Steps to Better Library Research (PDF)

Follow these steps to choose your topic, gather background information, refine your topic, form your search question and create a keyword list.

Scholarly vs. Popular Articles (PDF)

Comparison chart: Scholarly (Academic) vs Popular Articles