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ABI / INFORM Global Database

This video will go over searching in ProQuest’s ABI/INFORM Global database.

Anthropology Research Guide

This guide is intended to help you learn about Anthropology-related resources and information sources.

Anti-Racism Resources

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.

Archaeology Research Guide

This guide will provide you with information about the research process, links to useful Archaeology resources, social media accounts, and more.

AU Journal Title List Tutorial

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.).

AU Library Catalogue (AUCAT) Tutorial

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.

AU Library Guide to the Research Process

This tutorial walks you through the steps involved in the research process.

AU Library Orientation Video Series

This series of closed-captioned tutorials provides a comprehensive introduction to AU Library's resources and services, and to the academic research process.

AU Library Tour

This is an animated orientation tour of the AU Library Website.

AU Library's Glossary of Library Terms and Phrases

This glossary will help you with the terminology that librarians use.

Books & Media

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.

Canadian Parliamentary Publications: A Research Guide

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.

Canadian Periodicals Index Quarterly (CPI.Q) Tutorial: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

This tutorial demonstrates how to carry out searches in the Canadian Periodicals Index Quarterly database, including basic, advanced, subject guide, and publication searching.

Creative Commons and Open Resources Guide

This guide explains Creative Commons and open resources, and points you in the direction of Creative Commons and open collections you can find online.

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.

E-book FAQs

This guide will provide you with information on using AU Library ebooks, as well as links to e-book platform support pages and tutorials.

Faculty of Graduate Studies Digital Literacy Tutorial Repository

This repository contains a set of video- and text-based tutorials on aspects of digital and information literacy that are highly relevant to students at the graduate level.

Finding And Using Statistics

"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."

Freedom to Read Week Challenged Books

"Find a list of challenged books that AU Library has access to."

Generating Searchable Keywords, and Using Subject Headings and Subject Terms

This series of tutorials discusses searching library catalogues and journal article databases using keywords, subject headings, and subject terms.

Google Scholar Research Guide

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.

Indigenous Studies Research Guide

This guide is intended to help you learn about Indigenous resources and information sources.

Interlibrary Loans

This guide goes over when to place an interlibrary loan request, how to go about requesting an interlibrary loan, and what to expect.

Internet Searching Research Guide

This guide teaches strategies for searching the internet and evaluating web information, and provides a list of tools that can be used.

Library Terminology Tutorial: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

This tutorial explains the meaning of Library terms such as journal, journal article, database, and peer-reviewed resources.

Latin American Studies Guide

Legal Studies Research Guide

Library Terminology (Video): Part 1 | Part 2

Limiting AUCAT Search Results To E-Books

This short animated tutorial shows you how to limit results to e-books.

Locating Databases by Subject

This brief tutorial shows you how to locate AU Library's databases by subject area.

Logging in To Your AU Library Account  

This brief guide will show you how to log in to your Athabasca University Library patron account.

MA - IS Research Guide

Narrowing Searches by Adding Terms

This tutorial applies Boolean Search principles and shows you how to narrow search results by adding terms to your search strategies.

Nursing and Health Studies Research Guide

Nurse Practitioner Resources

Open Access Resources

This guide provides information about the open access movement, and selected open access resources.

Pandemic Support Guide

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.

Peer-Review Research Guide

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.

Political Science Research & Writing Guide

Predatory Journals and Predatory Conferences

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.

ProQuest Access

This video outlines two ways to access ProQuest databases.

ProQuest Thesaurus

A walk through using the ProQuest Thesaurus to improve advanced searching.

Psychology Research Guide

Quebec Tutorial In Research Ethics

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.

Quick Reference Guide for PsycINFO ON EBSCO

This downloadable helpsheet is designed as a quick reference for using PsycINFO on the EBSCOHost platform.

Searching JSTOR

This tutorial demonstrates how to search JSTOR using the basic search screen.

Searching PsycINFO On EBSCOHost

This tutorial teaches you the basics of conducting a search in PsycINFO on the EBSCOHost platform.

Sociology Research Guide

Tips for Searching (Boolean Search Guide)

This guide provides you with valuable tips about constructing search strategies.

Tools To Help Organizations Create, Share And Use Research

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.

Wikipedia Research Guide

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.

Women & Gender Studies Research Guide

This guide is intended to help you learn about Women and Gender Studies resources and information sources. It is not meant to be a comprehensive list of available sources, but instead is designed to help you begin exploring different resources.

AU Library YouTube Channel

AU Library's YouTube Channel hosts recordings of webinars and instructional videos on a variety of library-related topics.

Citing Tutorials iconCiting & Referencing

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AU Library's Guide to Citation Style

This guide from AU Library provides information on APA, Chicago/Turabian, MLA, and many other citation styles.

Citation Management Tools: Mendeley and Zotero

This guide provides you with information about how to use the popular citation management tools Mendeley and Zotero.


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Advice On Academic Writing

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.

Common Writing Assignments

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.

Glossary Of Grammatical Terms

This glossary, created by AU's Write Site, provides definitions for English grammatical terms.

Psychology Centre Writing 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.

Transitional Devices - AU Write Site

This tutorial, created by AU's Write Site, provides assistance to writers in using transitional devices in writing.

Write On: Learn To Love Your Term Paper

Written by Julia Nielsen from AU Counselling Services, this online tutorial provides guidance to students writing term papers.

The Write Site

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.

Writing A Literature Review

This guide provides detailed information about the steps involved in writing a literature review.

Troubleshooting tutorials iconTroubleshooting/Technical Tutorials

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AU Library Tech Support Guide

This is a collection of help guides to provide technical support for various aspects of the AU Library website and resources.

Creating Persistent Links To Electronic Resources

This tutorial shows users how to find or create persistent links to journal articles and e-books.

Logging Into Library Resources Tutorial

This tutorial shows you how to log into Library resources.

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