Search & Find


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  • Searching JSTOR more information

    This interactive tutorial provides students with step by step instructions on finding and evaluating articles from the JSTOR database. Keywords: English composition, writing program

  • Searching Academic Search Complete more information

    Learn how to search Academic Search Complete for scholarly and popular articles across disciplines. Keywords: English composition, writing program

  • Information Timeline more information

    Learn the process and timeline of information production, including details of the lifecycle of event coverage from initial news reporting to inclusion in academic resources. Provides contextual background to content and currency of informational materials; from daily periodicals and websites to books, journal articles, and reference resources. Keywords: research lab, writing program, English composition

  • Searching News Content in LexisNexis Academic more information

    This interactive tutorial provides students with step by step instructions on how to search news in LexisNexis. Keywords: newspapers, writing program, English composition

  • Selecting Keywords more information

    Learn to choose the right keywords for different research questions. Keywords: keywords, searching, writing program, English composition

  • How to Search Effectively more information

    Learn to create effective searches using keyword selection, combining keywords into search strings, and how to revise searches to find what you’re looking for. Keywords: Boolean, searching, English composition, writing program

  • Searching the Library Catalog more information

    This interactive tutorial provides students with step by step instructions on using the UA Library Catalog to locate a variety of materials. Keywords: books, Library, English composition, writing program

  • Pros and Cons of Contemporary Issues more information

    Guide to locating library materials relevant to assignments dealing with pros and cons of contemporary issues. Recommended materials include specific databases, web sites and book series. Keywords: English composition, research paper, writing assignments, topics, position papers

  • 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, writing program

  • Mind Mapping Your Topic more information

    Use this mind mapping tool to generate ideas for both focusing your topic and coming up with keywords for searching. Keywords: keywords, narrow your topic, research topics, how to narrow a topic, English composition, writing program

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