Search & Find


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  • 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

  • Searching PubMed more information

    This interactive tutorial provides students with step by step instructions on how to search the PubMed database effectively. Students are guided through accessing the database through the UA Library catalog, using limits and advanced search features to maximize relevancy of results, understanding Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) terms, and interpreting records. Keywords: QuickHelp, side by side, National Center for Biotechnology Information, NCBI, U.S. National Library of Medicine, NLM, National Institutes of Health, NIH, Medline, molecular biology, medical literature, biomedical research

  • 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

  • WorldCat for Students of Slavic more information

    Discover the more advanced search features in WorldCat, while also learning about the complexities of transliterated Cyrillic script in bibliographic records. Keywords: Transcription, WorldCat, Transliteration, Cyrillic, Russian, Slavic, Romanization

  • 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

  • Searching Web of Science more information

    This interactive tutorial is designed to introduce students to using the Web of Science database for research. Information on the database's coverage, available basic and advanced search features, use of cited reference searching, analyzing and refining search results and exporting citations. Also includes an instantly assessed activity giving students practice developing a search strategy. Keywords: QuickHelp, side by side, RefWorks, bibliographic management software, database, evaluating citations, ISI, Science, Social Sciences, Index, Arts & Humanities, retrieving full text articles, find related articles

  • Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) more information

    This interactive tutorial is designed to introduce students to the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) and their use in searching the PubMed database. Skills taught include using MeSH headings and subheadings to limit search results, accessing and evaluating MeSH records through the MeSH database, and using an article's MeSH terms to determine relevancy. Keywords: QuickHelp, side by side, NCBI, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, NLM, National Institutes of Health, NIH, Medline, molecular biology, medical literature, biomedical research, controlled vocabulary

  • 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, evaluating primary sources, QuickHelp, side by side

  • Fair Use and Copyright in Instruction more information

    Fair use and copyright issues that are affect instructors are addressed in this tutorial. Keywords: copyright, fair use

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