Search & Find


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  • Finding Library Materials more information

    Learn to find different types of materials, including how to search the catalog and locate maps, newspapers, magazines, journals, books, articles, textbooks, government documents, technical reports, audio/ visuals, and dissertations/ theses. Keywords: fundamental skill, OPAC, locating library resources

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Smart Searching for Students of Slavic more information

    Discover the benefits and pitfalls of relying on fulltext searching while also learning to employ more more advanced (and precise) search strategies. Keywords: MLA, full text, controlled vocabulary, fields, access points, JSTOR, Google Scholar

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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: QuickHelp, side by side, OPAC, archives, rare books, bibliographic records

  • Accidental Plagiarism - Don't Let It Happen to You more information

    Learn how accidental plagiarism happens and how to avoid it. Keywords: fundamental skill, essay, research paper, writing assignments, documenting sources, academic integrity, citing borrowed ideas, plagiarism examples, plagiarism, English composition, writing program

  • 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: newspapers, QuickHelp, side by side, database research, activities, Arizona news

  • 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

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