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  • The Literature Review more information

    Comprehensive guide for graduate students in the social sciences on researching and writing literature reviews. Topics covered include locating background information, the components of the literature review, the initial steps of a literature review, critical analysis guidelines and recommended research resources. Keywords: RefWorks, study carrels, dissertations, theses, UA Code of Conduct, Code of Academic Integrity

  • 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

  • Using the Bibliography of Asian Studies more information

    In this tutorial, you will learn how to find articles using the Bibliography of Asian Studies. Keywords: Asia, asian, bibliography asian studies, china

  • Finding Films, Videos, and DVDs more information

    Learn how to find videos in the library, including various physical formats as well as streaming video databases. Keywords: media, UA Library Catalog, OPAC, audio visual, AV Materials, VHS, streaming video, movies, limit search, refine search results, foreign language films

  • 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

  • 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

  • Using the Library website more information

    This interactive tutorial offers a brief introduction to the services and resources accessible through the library's website.

  • Library Research Help for History Majors more information

    A page of tutorials, guides, and assignments that support the research needs of History Majors. Resources are organized by topics and include key concepts such as resource type evaluation, beginning steps of the research process, accessing library databases, citing, and accessing additional library resources of importance for historical research. Keywords: beginning research, academic integrity, catalog basics

  • Guide to World Shakespeare Bibliography Online more information

    This guide provides students with instructions, hints, and tips on using the World Shakespeare Bibliography Online. Content includes an explanation of database features, how to browse/ search effectively, and retrieval options. Keywords: Shakespeare Quarterly, poetry, playwrights, theater, creative writing

  • Searching WorldCat Local (WCL) more information

    Online exercise composed of 6 activities with step-by-step instructions on how and when to use WorldCat Local versus the UA Library Catalog. Also teaches skills such as finding different types of materials from WorldCat local, interpreting availability and types of access from search results and information on how to use Interlibrary Loan. Keywords: QuickHelp, side by side, ILL, limiting search results, WCL, WorldCat Local, WorldCat

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