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AU Library Tour

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


Discover Tutorial

This tutorial teaches you how to use Discover, the Library's new search tool.


Tips for Searching (Boolean Search Guide)

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


AU Library Guide to the Research Process

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


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.


Open Access Resources

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


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 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, (i.e. author, article title, journal title, year, volume, etc.).


Internet Searching

Tips on searching the Internet for quality information.


AU Library's Glossary of Library Terms and Phrases

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


Limiting AUCAT Search Results To E-Books

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


Searching Google Scholar For AU Library Resources

This animated tutorial demonstrates how to set your preferences in Google Scholar so that you can search AU Library resources.


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.


Quick Reference Guide for PsycINFO ON EBSCO


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


Academic Info - Subject Guides

This site provides links to subject guides in a large number of subject areas, including ancient Egypt, criminal justice, and biology.


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.


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."


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.


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.


Health Studies Research Guide


Latin American Studies Guide


Legal Studies Research Guide


MA - IS Research Guide


Nursing and Health Studies Research Guide


Political Science Research & Writing Guide


Psychology Research Guide


Sociology Research Guide


Women's Studies Research Guide


Citing Tutorials iconCiting & Referencing

Adding New Citation Styles To RefWorks Accounts

This tutorial demonstrates how to add new or updated citation styles to your RefWorks account.


Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide

This help sheet demonstrates citation processes for the Chicago Manual of Style.


OWL At Purdue University - Using APA Format

This tutorial provides information about citing in APA 6th edition format.


OWL At Purdue University - Using The Chicago Manual Of Style Format

This style guide helps you cite information using the Chicago Manual of Style format.


OWL At Purdue University - Using MLA Format

This help sheet from Purdue University helps you to cite materials in MLA format.


RefWorks Tutorials

This link provides access to tutorials related to using RefWorks.


AAA - American Anthropological Association


ACS - American Chemical Society


APA - American Psychological Association


Chicago Manual of Style

The 15th and 16th Editions of the Chicago Manual of Style are available through this site.


Kate L. Turabian A Manual for Writers


MLA - Modern Language Association


APA Style Tutorial

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.


Citing Music Sources (Turabian 7th edition) - UWO


Citing Sources - Duke Libraries


How to Cite Statistics Canada Products - Statistics Canada


OWL at Purdue University - Formatting in Sociology (Using ASA Style)


Research and Documentation Online by Diana Hacker

This site provides help with MLA, APA, Chicago, and CBE styles and includes sample papers.


Writing Tutorials IconGet Writing Help

Writing A Literature Review

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


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.


Advice On Academic Writing

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.


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.


LEO: Literacy Education Online

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.


LEO Write Place Catalogue

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.


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.


USF Libraries--Writing Guides/Annotated Bibliographies

Use this collection of links from University of South Florida Libraries for help with various types of academic writing and preparing annotated bibliographies.


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.


Troubleshooting tutorials iconTroubleshooting/Technical Tutorials

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.


Troubleshooting Security Certificate Errors

This short tutorial demonstrates how to navigate security certificate errors sometimes received when using certain databases.


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