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General Inquiry Form

General Inquiry Form

Please check the following boxes if they apply to you:

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Use the description box to describe your question or essay topic.

If you are submitting a request for information for a research paper, please include the following:

  • A statement about the length of paper you must prepare, and the recency of material you expect.
  • List key terms that you want included in your search; for example:
    • Canada and children and art
    • The "and" operator will ensure that each concept appears in the search results;
    • it limits the search and reduces the number of search results;
    • the "and operator makes the search more specific.
  • List synonymous terms; for example:
    • Canada or Canadian
    • art or creativity
    • children or child or adolescent
    • The "or" operator broadens the search and gives more search results;
    • the "and" operator makes the search more general.
  • Translate the terms listed into a search string; for example:
    • (Canada or Canadian) and (art or creativity) and (children or child or adolescent)
    • use ( ) around (synonymous terms); terms separated by or;
    • use the word "and" between key concepts.

Note: The personal information collected on this form will be used for the purpose of processing your request for the assistance from AU Library. This personal information is collected under the authority of the Post Secondary Learning Act that mandates the programs and services offered by Athabasca University, and will be protected under the privacy provisions of the Alberta Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

If you have any questions about the collection and use of this information, contact Elaine Fabbro, University Librarian, Library & Scholarly Resources, Athabasca University, 1 University Drive, Athabasca, AB, Canada T9S 3A3. Telephone (780) 675-6819.

Updated October 7, 2014, 11:33 am by Library & Scholarly Resources