This site provides links to subject guides in a large number of subject areas, including ancient Egypt, criminal justice, and biology.
This demonstrates a fast way to find full text journal articles through AU Library when all you have is a citation, (i.e. 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 is an animated orientation tour of the AU Library Website.
This glossary will help you with the terminology that librarians use.
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 tutorial, designed for COMM 100 students, explains the meaning of Library terms such as journal, journal article, database, and peer-reviewed resources.
This tutorial teaches you how to use Discover, the Library's new search tool.
"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."
Generating Searchable Keywords, and Using Subject Headings and Subject Terms: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4
This series of tutorials discusses searching library catalogues and journal article databases using keywords, subject headings, and subject terms.
Tips on searching the Internet for quality information.
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.
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 animated tutorial demonstrates how to set your preferences in Google Scholar so that you can search AU Library resources.
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.
Part 1 of this series of tutorials discusses when and how you might use Wikipedia as a tool help you begin to carry out scholarly research using Library resources. Part 2 and 3 cover ways to evaluate Wikipedia articles for accuracy and reliability.
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This tutorial demonstrates how to add new or updated citation styles to your RefWorks account.
This tutorial is a component of the courseware offered by the Centre for Psychology at Athabasca University and can be used as a resource to complete paper assignments in psychology in APA style. Students writing papers in other disciplines that use APA will also find the instructions, examples and exercises in this tutorial helpful.
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 help sheet demonstrates citation processes for the Chicago Manual of Style.
This tutorial provides information about citing in APA 6th edition format.
This help sheet from Purdue University helps you to cite materials in MLA format.
This style guide helps you cite information using the Chicago Manual of Style format.
This link provides access to video tutorials related to using RefWorks.
This site provides help with MLA, APA, Chicago, and CBE styles and includes sample papers.
Access a collection of links and information from 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.
This resource from St. Cloud University provides a range of writing resources, including information on specific types of writing, citing references, grammatical tips and the writing process.
LEO: Literacy Education Online is a resource created by St. Cloud University. It is designed to assist students in the evaluation and use of sources for assignments, and includes information on specific types of writing and citing resources.
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 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 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 guide provides detailed information about the steps involved in writing a literature review.
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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.
Updated September 26, 2017, 11:35 am by Library & Scholarly Resources