Search & Find


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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. Includes practice activities. Keywords: Boolean, searching

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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. Skills taught include using keywords, finding books, conducting phrase, author and incomplete citation searches; finding journal articles, book chapters and book illustrations. Keywords: QuickHelp, side by side, OPAC, Boolean operators, keyword searching, activities

  • 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.

  • Smart Searching for Students of Slavic more information

    Discover the benefits and pitfalls of relying on fulltext searching while also learning to employ more more advanced (and precise) search strategies. Keywords: MLA, full text, controlled vocabulary, fields, access points, JSTOR, Google Scholar

  • Reading a UAL Special Collections Record 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: QuickHelp, side by side, OPAC, archives, rare books, bibliographic records

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