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Database tutorials

Why use library databases?

Benefits of using library databases over searching the web.

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Search databases with keywords

Follow a YC student as he uses the many features of a library database.

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CQ Researcher Basics

An interactive tutorial for searching in the CQ Researcher database.

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ProQuest Basics

An interactive tutorial for searching in ProQuest databases.

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SiRS Researcher Basics

An interactive tutorial for searching in the SiRS Researcher database.

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Find & research

Avoiding plagiarism

Useful examples and guidelines for avoiding plagiarism.

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Assessing websites

How to evaluate the best websites for your research.

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Evaluating magazines & newspapers

Select articles that meet your research needs.

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Online search strategies

Explore techniques to make your web searches more fruitful.

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Popular vs scholarly articles

Learn the differences between scholarly journals (peer-reviewed), and popular or trade magazines.

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Search the catalog

A video tutorial for searching the library catalog.

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Tours

Video library tour (Prescott Campus)

A video tour of spaces and resources in the Prescott Campus Library.

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Key research skills

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Budget your time
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Choose a topic
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Determine the best resources
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Develop your topic
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Explore & evaluate your information
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Citation guides
Citation guides
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