Search & Find


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  • How do I Find an Ethnography? more information

    Learn to search for ethnographies in the UA Library catalog. Get searching tips specific to ethnographic research, like how to effectively use subject headings, narrowing search results with subheadings, keyword searching and research type specific recommendations for UA owned databases & encyclopedias. Includes practice activities. Keywords: database searching, Handbook of North American Indians, subject sub- headings, human relations area files, sociological abstracts, social science citation index, anthropological citations

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Finding and Using Ebooks with Ebrary more information

    Learn how to access e-books through Ebrary. Guides students through the steps of setting up an account, navigating, creating notes, and using Ebrary's InfoTools. Includes practice activities with instant feedback. Keywords: e-books, ebooks, limit results, e-book, ebrary, electronic books, digital books

  • 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.

  • Searching ARTstor more information

    This interactive tutorial provides students with step by step instructions on how to search the ARTstor database. Students are guided through the process of accessing the database through the UA Library Catalog, becoming familiar with the available images in ARTstor, how to sort, browse and search them, identify copyright holders and utilize image viewing options. Keywords: activity, QuickHelp, side by side, graphics, pictures, images, Library of Congress Subject Headings, LCSH, Huntington Archive of Asian Art, Carnegie Arts of the United States, Illustrated Bartsch, Magnum Photos, Museum of Modern Art Architecture and Design Collection, Architecture, photography, fine arts, paintings, Artstor, ARTstor, citing sources, plagiarism, copyright, fair use

  • Searching ERIC more information

    Interactive tutorial that shows UA students how to locate educational materials through ERIC. Guides students through the steps of identifying keywords, navigating, refining searches, evaluating results, and using ERIC's citation tool. Keywords: education, ERIC