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  • Primary Research Articles: Article Analysis Exercise more information

    This self-paced tutorial provides students with practice evaluating an article and its bibliographic information to determine if it is a primary research article. Keywords: self assessment, quizzes, printable, primary and secondary sources, evaluating research articles

  • What is an Ethnography? more information

    Guide explaining what an ethnography is, how to identify one, and materials easily mistaken for them. Includes a practice quiz. Keywords: database searching, Handbook of North American Indians

  • Tutorial for Popular vs. Scholarly Articles more information

    Learn how to tell the difference between popular and scholarly articles, then take a brief quiz to check your understanding followed by instant feedback. Keywords: fundamental skill, articles, journals, research tips, selecting sources, English composition, writing program

  • Evaluating Websites more information

    Learn how to evaluate websites by looking at the strengths and weaknesses of different examples. Includes practice activities, feedback, and reflection. Keywords: open web, hidden web, websites, evaluation checklist, source comparison, English composition, writing program

  • 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

  • Play Analysis: Conducting the Research more information

    This tutorial introduces first-year theater arts students to the basics of play analysis research and includes a discussion of popular and scholarly sources and essential terms. Keywords: theater, theater arts, play analysis

  • Locating Children’s Literature more information

    This interactive tutorial teaches students how to find and evaluate children's literature in the University of Arizona Library Catalog. Keywords: QuickHelp, side by side, OPAC, limit search, refine search results, juvenile, young adult, analyze, evaluate results, book records

  • Searching Web of Science more information

    Learn how to get the most out of Web of Science by going beyond keyword searches and locating citations, the most cited papers, and more.  

  • 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