Search & Find


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  • Narrow Your Topic more information

    This tutorial takes you through the steps of developing a focused research question from a broad topic. Keywords: research question, topic, narrow

  • Using the Library website more information

    This interactive tutorial offers a brief introduction to the services and resources accessible through the library's website.

  • How to Search Effectively more information

    Learn to create effective searches using keyword selection, combining keywords into search strings, and how to revise searches to find what you’re looking for. Includes practice activities. Keywords: Boolean, searching

  • Database Basics for History Students more information

    Teaches history students how to locate databases from the UA Library Catalog and how to select which databases are most appropriate for a particular research need. Keywords: fundamental skill, full text searching

  • Finding an Article When You Have a Citation more information

    This interactive tutorial provides students with step by step instructions for using the UA Library Catalog to locate articles from a citation. Keywords: activity, QuickHelp, side by side, OPAC, catalog searching, finding journal articles, accessing electronic resources, LexisNexis Academic Universe, database searching

  • Business Research/Library Tools Tab more information

    Will help instructors add and modify the Business Research/Library Tools tab into their Blackboard courses.

  • 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

  • Selecting the Best Resources for Your Topic more information

    This interactive, self-paced tutorial guides students through evaluating article abstracts and citations in order to determine their usefulness for a research topic. Covers areas to consider such as audience, point of view, and relevancy. Includes self-assessment exercises with instant feedback. Keywords: articles, references, research strategy, citation chaining, evaluating citations, related research

  • 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

  • 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

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