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  • Mind Mapping Your Topic more information

    Use this mind mapping tool to generate ideas for both focusing your topic and coming up with keywords for searching. Keywords: keywords, narrow your topic, research topics, how to narrow a topic

  • Mind Mapping Your Topic more information

    Use this mind mapping tool to generate ideas for both focusing your topic and coming up with keywords for searching. Keywords: keywords, narrow your topic, research topics, how to narrow a topic, English composition, writing program

  • Play Analysis: Conducting the Research more information

    This tutorial introduces first-year theater arts students to the basics of play analysis research and includes a discussion of popular and scholarly sources and essential terms. Keywords: theater, theater arts, play analysis

  • 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

  • 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, English composition, writing program

  • 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

  • Citation Trails more information

    Discover how to leverage other scholars' work to fuel your own research using citation trails from relevant theses or dissertations as a starting point.

  • WorldCat for Students of Slavic more information

    Discover the more advanced search features in WorldCat, while also learning about the complexities of transliterated Cyrillic script in bibliographic records. Keywords: Transcription, WorldCat, Transliteration, Cyrillic, Russian, Slavic, Romanization

  • 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

  • Research Basics more information

    This tutorial assesses students knowledge of the research process from developing a research question to citing sources correctly. Keywords: research process