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  • Database Basics for History Students more information

    Teaches history students how to locate databases from the UA Library Catalog and how to select which databases are most appropriate for a particular research need. Keywords: fundamental skill, full text searching

  • Finding Library Materials more information

    Learn to find different types of materials, including how to search the catalog and locate maps, newspapers, magazines, journals, books, articles, textbooks, government documents, technical reports, audio/ visuals, and dissertations/ theses. Keywords: fundamental skill, OPAC, locating library resources

  • Avoiding Plagiarism more information

    Learn how to avoid plagiarism. Keywords: citing sources, fundamental skill, plagiarism, UA Student Code of Conduct

  • Understanding Assignments more information

    Get information on all steps of the writing process. Explains how to meet the requirements of an assignment . Keywords: fundamental skill, research paper, writing essays, assignments

  • You Quote It, You Note It! more information

    Learn about what constitutes plagiarism, its consequences, and how to avoid it. Keywords: fundamental skill, essay, research paper, citing, writing assignments, documenting sources

  • Tutorial for Popular vs. Scholarly Articles more information

    Learn how to tell the difference between popular and scholarly articles, then take a brief quiz to check your understanding followed by instant feedback. Keywords: fundamental skill, articles, journals, research tips, selecting sources, English composition

  • Citation Guide more information

    This guide provides examples of how to use APA, MLA, and Chicago Citation Styles and subject-specific citation styles. Also provides formatting and submission guides for UA dissertations and theses, and links to popular citation management software. Keywords: citing sources, fundamental skill, RefWorks, references, EndNote Web, Zotero, EasyBib, Landmark's Citation Machine

  • Accidental Plagiarism - Don't Let It Happen to You more information

    Learn how accidental plagiarism happens and how to avoid it. Keywords: fundamental skill, essay, research paper, writing assignments, documenting sources, academic integrity, citing borrowed ideas, plagiarism examples, plagiarism

  • Evaluating Information on the Web more information

    Guide to spotting inaccurate information on the internet and a list of criteria to look for before using internet resources for assignments. Keywords: fundamental skill, evaluation, source assessment, source reliability, authoritative sources, internet research, objectivity, currency, coverage, website quality||internet research, online resources