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  • 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: book records, analyze, evaluate results, juvenile, young adult, refine search results, side by side, OPAC, limit search, QuickHelp

  • 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

  • Evaluating Web Resources (works in Firefox only) 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

  • 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: biomedical research, NCBI, QuickHelp, side by side, U.S. National Library of Medicine, NLM, National Institutes of Health, NIH, Medline, molecular biology, medical literature, National Center for Biotechnology Information

  • Locating Manuscripts in Special Collections 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: archives, rare books, primary sources, finding aids

  • 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

  • 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. Keywords: English composition, writing program, books, Library

  • Searching Access World News more information

    This interactive guide provides students with step-by-step instructions on how to search the Access World News database. Skills taught include locating Access World News, keyword searching, evaluation of search results, modifying a search using the edit and sort features, locating Arizona news, and printing, emailing or saving articles. Keywords: Arizona news, database research, activities, side by side, QuickHelp, newspapers

  • Use LexisNexis to Locate Legal Decisions more information

    This interactive tutorial provides students with step by step instructions on using the LexisNexis Academic database to locate US Federal and State legal cases. Also learn to locate online databases and searching the Legal Cases widget.   Keywords: newspapers, QuickHelp, side by side, database research, case law, federal courts, state courts, landmark cases

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