Search & Find
- Find a Topic
- Gather Background Information
- Find Articles & Books
- Use Your Results
- Get More Help
2. Exploring Information Resources
There are a lot of different types of information that you will find on the web and in the UA Library, but it can be very different. This tutorial shows you how an event appears in different types of information.
Watch this fun video to learn about why scholarly articles are high quality and what makes them more authoritative than what you normally find on the web.
Can you tell the difference between a scholarly source and a popular one? In this tutorial, you will practice reading different types of articles and deciding if they are popular or scholarly.
Everything you find on the web is not created equally. Take a look at this tutorial to see if you can spot the bad website.
4. Using Your Results
Plagiarism can happen even if you cite your sources in a works cited page. In this tutorial, you will learn about avoiding plagiarism by paraphrasing and summarizing correctly.
1. Narrowing Your Topic
Before using CQ Researcher, take a look at this tutorial. The UA Library has some great resources that can help you find a topic and this tutorial shows you how.
Need more ideas for getting to a good topic? This interactive mind mapping tutorial shows you how to create a digital mind map with your own information.
Having trouble figuring out how to narrow your topic? Learn how to create a topic pyramid to narrow your subject.
3. Searching Effectively
Take your searching to the next level by using Boolean operators including AND, OR, and truncation.
Having trouble coming up with keywords? This tutorial will give you practice in developing keywords for different research questions.
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