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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 Ultimate more information

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

  • 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: writing program, newspapers, 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: English composition, writing program, books, Library

  • 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

  • Narrow Your Topic more information

    This tutorial takes you through the steps of developing a focused research question from a broad topic. Keywords: research question, topic, narrow, English composition, writing program

  • Popular vs. Scholarly Sources more information

    In this interactive tutorial, learn about the differences between popular and scholarly sources. You will analyze several articles and decide whether they are popular or scholarly. Keywords: evaluation, articles, popular, scholarly, fundamental skills, information literacy, English composition, writing program

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