Top 5 Lists

Responses to our 2014 LibQUAL survey have been analyzed to determine each user group’s highest priorities, identified successes, and largest concerns.*  Take a look!

Top 5 Lists-UAA

Top 5 Lists-APU

*Priorities are based on the top desired scores, Successes are top perceived scores, and Concerns are areas with the lowest adequacy gap ratio.  Please contact the Assessment Team co-chairs if you’d like more information.

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View some amazing images in the UAA Archives and Special Collections. http://b…

View some amazing images in the UAA Archives and Special Collections.

Once upon a Spine - Green & Gold News
Since its debut in 1977, the Spine has grown from an open-air walkway over Chester Creek into a crucial campus artery. Learn how every window, chair and square foot of the Spine has been deliberately designed to make the most of our urban and wild campus.
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Think Tank Series- Covenant House-March 5th

The upcoming Think Tank session features Covenant House. We look forward to seeing you and your students on Thursday!
Think Tanks are a monthly community engagement experience in which a nonprofit agency presents a challenge or issue and attendees brainstorm solutions for the organization.

Think Tank Series
Thursday, March 5
1:00-2:15 p.m.
UAA Consortium Library, Room 307
Guest agency: Covenant House Alaska
Topic: How can we better help those experiencing mental illness get connected to the services they need?
Forty percent of the homeless youth in our city are experiencing some form of mental illness. Those youth are extremely vulnerable to addiction, violence, commercial sexual exploitation and other issues.

Students, faculty, staff and community members–join us to assist Covenant House and contribute your thoughts and ideas to the discussion of how to better serve those experiencing mental illness.

Pizza will be provided by Moose’s Tooth. Note: There is a fee for parking on campus. Please allow extra time to find parking.
Facebook event:

Center for Community Engagement & Learning (CCEL)
University of Alaska Anchorage
LIB 211G 3211 Providence Dr., Anchorage, AK 99508
907-786-4062 p 907-786-4966 f

Even Charles Bradley hangs out at the library!

Even Charles Bradley hangs out at the library!

UAA Student Activities

Pics of Charles kickin' it on campus before his show tonight!Tickets are available at: www.uaatix.comTIME: 7:30pmLOCATION: UAA Wendy Williamson Auditorium
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What is a review of the literature?

Do you have an assignment where you are needing to complete a literature review on a topic and are not sure what a literature review is or how to find them?

A literature review is an examination of the significant works (books, scholarly articles, dissertations, and other works) published on a particular issue, area of research, or theory which provides a critical evaluation of each significant work.

To find out more about literature reviews and the specific search techniques to use within a particular database see the library guide entitled Literature Reviews.


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On February 2, Informania explored ScholarWorks, UA’s institutional research repository.

ScholarWorks is a searchable database of research conducted by faculty, students, and staff at the University of Alaska.  Erik Carlson, the Consortium Library’s Metadata Librarian is responsible for overseeing the development and management of ScholarWorks at UAA.  On February 2, 2015, Erik shared insight into institutional repositories, and the evolving contents of UA’s ScholarWorks database.  Search ScholarWorks to discover what has been added.

Erik also introduced me to a database that searches open source research from a multitude of institutions.  The Bielefeld Academic Search Engine (BASE) includes more than 70 million documents, including research from UAA.  Check it out at!