Learn the Library
Why use the Library?
Q: Can't I just use the Internet to find resources?
A: It's an option. Google Scholar is a good start for that. BUT! There are drawbacks. You may be asked to pay for an article, when if you access it through the library homepage it may be freely available to you. You will also come across non-academic (or non peer-reviewed) articles that just won't cut it for your class paper.
The Internet is full of all sorts of materials that may be questionable in terms of their accuracy. Starting from the library homepage is a safer bet.
- Library Homepage
- Using Search
- Using Advanced Search
- Finding Books
- Finding Articles
- Using Databases
- Elements of a Citation
- Research Guides
- Getting Help
The image below opens an interactive web tutorial on Using Advanced Search.
The image below opens an interactive web tutorial on Finding Articles.
- Last Updated: Jul 12, 2018 1:51 PM
- URL: https://library.ucalgary.ca/guides/learnthelibrary
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