Search & Find


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  • Creating Alerts in EbscoHost Databases more information

    This tutorial covers creating a personal account in EbscoHost databases in order to set up search alerts and journal alerts using e-mail and RSS feeds. Keywords: alerts, alerting service

  • Using RefWorks: Creating a Bibliography more information

    In this tutorial students will learn how to create a bibliography from citations stored in their RefWorks database. Keywords: bibliography, citation management

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Searching PubMed more information

    This interactive tutorial provides students with step by step instructions on how to search the PubMed database effectively. Students are guided through accessing the database through the UA Library catalog, using limits and advanced search features to maximize relevancy of results, understanding Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) terms, and interpreting records. Keywords: QuickHelp, side by side, National Center for Biotechnology Information, NCBI, U.S. National Library of Medicine, NLM, National Institutes of Health, NIH, Medline, molecular biology, medical literature, biomedical research

  • 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.

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