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  • 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

  • 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 an Article When You Have a Citation more information

    This interactive tutorial provides students with step by step instructions for using the UA Library Catalog to locate articles from a citation. Keywords: activity, QuickHelp, side by side, OPAC, catalog searching, finding journal articles, accessing electronic resources, LexisNexis Academic Universe, database searching

  • Search Strategy Builder more information

    Online worksheet designed to prepare students for database searching through brainstorming ideas and using Boolean search logic. Keywords: Boolean operators, refining search results, effective search techniques

  • Using Primary and Secondary Sources: A Practice Tutorial more information

    Get practice with differentiating between primary and secondary sources for historical research. Includes practice activities with instant feedback. Keywords: periodicals, identifying sources, newspaper, oral histories, memoirs, documents, raw material

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

    Learn how accidental plagiarism happens and how to avoid it. Keywords: plagiarism

  • BizMiner more information

    This tutorial will introduce you to the different search capabilities of BizMiner.  You will be able to search by industry and geographic region upon completion of this tutorial.

  • Locating Manuscripts in Special Collections more information

    This interactive tutorial provides students with step by step instructions on the process of locating special collections materials from the UA Library Catalog, interpreting item catalog records and using finding aids. Keywords: archives, rare books, primary sources, finding aids

  • Analyzing Scholarly Articles more information

    Learn how to tell the difference between primary and secondary research articles and how to incorporate each in research assignments. Includes practice components with instant feedback. Keywords: Academic Search Complete, ASC

  • 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

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