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  • 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

  • Finding History Sources in the Library Catalog more information

    Practice exercise on using subject headings to locate History sources in the library catalog Keywords: QuickHelp, side by side, OPAC, maps, autobiographies, primary sources, topography, library catalog record

  • 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: images, art

  • 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