This video will go over searching in ProQuest’s ABI/INFORM Global database.
This site provides links to subject guides in a large number of subject areas, including ancient Egypt, criminal justice, and biology.
This guide has been prepared by AU Library during the Black Lives Matter Protests. We aim to add resources as we find them that will be beneficial to anyone looking to educate themselves or learn more about the movement. Please contact the library if you have any suggestions or requests for this page.
This demonstrates a fast way to find full text journal articles through AU Library when all you have is a citation, (e.g. author, article title, journal title, year, volume, etc.).
The AUCAT tutorial teaches you how to navigate and search the library catalogue, and can be valuable in helping you find electronic and print items in the library collection.
This tutorial walks you through the steps involved in the research process.
This series of closed-captioned tutorials provides a comprehensive introduction to AU Library's resources and services, and to the academic research process.
This guide provides activities to keep children at home occupied, resources to keep your mind occupied, mental health resources, reliable news sources and, resources for shifting to online and distance education.
This is an animated orientation tour of the AU Library Website.
This glossary will help you with the terminology that librarians use.
This research guide will help you navigate the Books & Media tab on the AU Library Homepage. You will learn to search the library catalogue, narrow your search, completed an advanced search, and access library materials.
This guide, produced by the University of Toronto Libraries, is designed to assist in locating parliamentary publications that are widely available to the public, and provides links to relevant websites.
This tutorial demonstrates how to carry out searches in the Canadian Periodicals Index Quarterly database, including basic, advanced, subject guide, and publication searching.
This guide teaches you about AU Library's default search tool. Walks you through what Discover is, beginning your search, narrowing, accessing resources, citing and organizing sources, searching for a specific item and includes a video tutorial.
"This publication provides quick tips on locating information on the Statistics Canada website. . . this electronic guide has been created especially for users needing a step-by-step review on how to find, read and use data."
This series of tutorials discusses searching library catalogues and journal article databases using keywords, subject headings, and subject terms.
Google Scholar is a powerful supplement to Library resources that can help you with your research. This research guide will show you how to make the most of your Google Scholar searches. Topics will include finding Google Scholar through AU Library and setting AU Library links, advanced searching, article citation rankings, and more.
This guide is intended to help you learn about Indigenous resources and information sources.
This video goes over when to place an interlibrary loan request, how to go about requesting an interlibrary loan, and what to expect.
This guide teaches strategies for searching the internet and evaluating web information, and provides a list of tools that can be used.
This short animated tutorial shows you how to limit results to e-books.
This brief tutorial shows you how to locate AU Library's databases by subject area.
This brief guide will show you how to log in to your Athabasca University Library patron account.
This tutorial applies Boolean Search principles and shows you how to narrow search results by adding terms to your search strategies.
This guide provides information about the open access movement, and selected open access resources.
In this guide we explain what peer-review is, how to find peer-reviewed articles, how to check if an article is peer-reviewed and how books fit in.
This is a guide to help identify excellent journals and conferences through which to publish and present your research. It provides questions to consider when evaluating a conference or journal; and resources for further reading.
This video outlines two ways to access ProQuest databases.
A walk through using the ProQuest Thesaurus to improve advanced searching.
Funded by the Quebec government, this tutorial was developed as an ethics training tool for research ethics board (REB) members and support staff who work in the institutions of the Québec health and social services network.
This tutorial demonstrates how to search JSTOR using the basic search screen.
This tutorial teaches you the basics of conducting a search in PsycINFO on the EBSCOHost platform.
This guide provides you with valuable tips about constructing search strategies.
This site, created by the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation is designed to assist organizations to create, share and use research in a way that is meaningful and appropriate.
Series of tutorials discusses when and how to use Wikipedia as a tool to help you carry out scholarly research using Library resources, and ways to evaluate Wikipedia articles for accuracy and reliability.
This research guide covers what Wikipedia is, how to use it for academic research, ways to assess article quality, a pdf checklist, slides from our Wikipedia Webinar, and video tutorials.
AU Library's YouTube Channel hosts recordings of webinars and instructional videos on a variety of library-related topics.
This website provides further details on using APA Style, 7th edition, and can help you find answers for your tricky citation questions.
This tutorial provides information about citing in APA 6th edition format.
These tutorials and quick guides were adapted from Academic Writer, APA’s tool for teaching and learning effective writing. Academic Writer is intended for use by instructors with their students in courses that require papers to be written in APA Style.
This tutorial from the University of Guelph Library teaches how to use the CSE Name-Year citation style, which is commonly used in Biology courses.
The 16th and 17th Editions of the Chicago Manual of Style are available through this site.
This style guide helps you cite information using the Chicago Manual of Style format.
This help sheet demonstrates citation processes for the Chicago Manual of Style.
This link provides access to video tutorials related to using the citation management tool Mendeley.
This help sheet from Purdue University helps you to cite materials in MLA format.
RefWorks Migration Guide
This guide will show you how to export your RefWorks citation library to citation management tools Mendeley and Zotero.
This link provides access to video tutorials related to using the citation management tool Zotero.
Access a collection of links and information from the University of Toronto for general help with writing as well as with specific types of writing such as annotated bibliographies, book reviews, literature reviews, etc.
The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University has created several guides to the most common academic writing assignments. They include argument, research, or exploratory papers; annotated bibliographies, book reports, and book reviews; academic proposals and essays for exams.
This glossary, created by AU's Write Site, provides definitions for English grammatical terms.
Access a collection of links to writing resources, maintained by Professor Lyle Grant from the AU Centre for Psychology. Some resources are specific to psychology, but most are useful for any discipline.
This tutorial, created by AU's Write Site, provides assistance to writers in using transitional devices in writing.
Use this collection of links from University of South Florida Libraries for help with various types of academic writing and preparing annotated bibliographies.
Written by Julia Nielsen from AU Counselling Services, this online tutorial provides guidance to students writing term papers.
This site is designed to assist students with academic writing assignments. Students can use this service to receive feedback about the writing component - organization, mechanics, grammar, and style - of an assignment before they submit it to a tutor for marking.
This guide provides detailed information about the steps involved in writing a literature review.
This is a collection of help guides to provide technical support for various aspects of the AU Library website and resources.
This tutorial shows users how to find or create persistent links to journal articles and e-books.
This tutorial shows you how to log into Library resources.
This short tutorial demonstrates how to navigate security certificate errors sometimes received when using certain databases.