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  • Popular vs. Scholarly Sources more information

    In this interactive tutorial, learn about the differences between popular and scholarly sources. You will analyze several articles and decide whether they are popular or scholarly. Keywords: evaluation, articles, popular, scholarly, fundamental skills, information literacy, English composition, writing program

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Information Timeline more information

    Learn the process and timeline of information production, including details of the lifecycle of event coverage from initial news reporting to inclusion in academic resources. Provides contextual background to content and currency of informational materials; from daily periodicals and websites to books, journal articles, and reference resources. Keywords: research lab, writing program, English composition

  • 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

  • Using BLAST to find a homologous protein's location on a gene more information

    This tutorial will show you how to use NCBI’s BLAST (Basic Local Alignment Search Tool) to search for a protein’s location on a gene, and how to gather some basic information on that gene. Keywords: BLAST; FASTA; Protein sequence; homologous

  • 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