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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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, evaluating primary sources, QuickHelp, side by side

  • Searching Access World News more information

    This interactive guide provides students with step-by-step instructions on how to search the Access World News database. Skills taught include locating Access World News, keyword searching, evaluation of search results, modifying a search using the edit and sort features, locating Arizona news, and printing, emailing or saving articles. Keywords: newspapers, QuickHelp, side by side, database research, activities, Arizona news

  • Finding and Using Ebooks with Ebrary more information

    Learn how to access e-books through Ebrary. Guides students through the steps of setting up an account, navigating, creating notes, and using Ebrary's InfoTools. Includes practice activities with instant feedback. Keywords: e-books, ebooks, limit results, e-book, ebrary, electronic books, digital books

  • Searching News Content in LexisNexis Academic more information

    This interactive tutorial provides students with step by step instructions on how to search news in the LexisNexis Academic database. Skills taught include locating LexisNexis Academic, keyword searching, evaluation of search results, modifying a search using the edit and sort features, locating editorials and printing, emailing or saving articles. Keywords: newspapers, QuickHelp, side by side, database research, activities

  • Searching America's Historical Newspapers more information

    Interactive tutorial that teaches students how to locate, search, and retrieve articles from the Early American Newspapers database. Keywords: periodicals, newspapers, QuickHelp, side by side

  • Use LexisNexis to Locate Legal Decisions more information

    This interactive tutorial provides students with step by step instructions on using the LexisNexis Academic database to locate US Federal and State legal cases. Also learn to locate online databases and searching the Legal Cases widget.   Keywords: newspapers, QuickHelp, side by side, database research, case law, federal courts, state courts, landmark cases

  • 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

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