Search & Find


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  • 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

  • Using the Library website more information

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Searching WorldCat Local (WCL) more information

    Online exercise composed of 6 activities with step-by-step instructions on how and when to use WorldCat Local versus the UA Library Catalog. Also teaches skills such as finding different types of materials from WorldCat local, interpreting availability and types of access from search results and information on how to use Interlibrary Loan. Keywords: QuickHelp, side by side, ILL, limiting search results, WCL, WorldCat Local, WorldCat