What the heck is Boolean? AND, OR, NOT How can you create more effective searches? How can you limit or narrow topics? How can you expand topics and get more results? How can you save time and do one search instead of 4 or 5?
This document will help you find articles at AUP library and figure out what questions to ask to evaluate them. It will also explain how to check to see if other French libraries might have the article you are looking for.
Do you have a citation but not know how to find the full article? This tutorial is for you! How to use the Browse a List of Journal Titles effectively. If AUP doesn't have the article, this will explain how to order it. If all else fails, ask for help from a librarian!
How can you find a book at AUP? How do you know if it is good for research? Is it current? Is it written by a credible author? Published by a credible publisher? Are there citations and a bibliography? Who was it written for?
Word document that explains how to find book reviews in different databases. These can help you determine if a book is a good scholarly publication. You can see if an author has written other material and how his peers evaluated the book. If you need to evaluate a book, a review is a good place to see how other people evaluate books!
There are lots of free book and journal sites online - here are some we have chosen to help you get started - theses, dissertations, journals, classic literature, older (out of copyright books), French, Latin and Greek sites, National Digital Libraries (great for primary sources).
Lackie, Robert J. "The Changing Face Of The Scholarly Web: Finding Free, Quality, Full-Text Articles, Books, And More!." Multimedia & Internet@Schools 13.4 (2006): 8. MasterFILE Premier. Web. 13 Aug. 2012.
Teaching Students to Critically Evaluate Web Pages
The Clearing House , Vol. 75, No. 1 (Sep. - Oct., 2001), pp. 32-34
Published by: Taylor & Francis, Ltd.
Article Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/30189694
An explanation of "Find it @ AUP" which you will often see when searching sites while on campus (or if you set your browser to recognize you as an AUP affiliate). You may see these links on Google Scholar, JSTOR, Pubmed and many other sites.
This guide will explain how to organize research and links to other tutorials and guides in case you need help in certain areas (citations, plagiarism, choosing a topic, where to find databases, articles, books, how to search, how to find full text).