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2 “Not-to-be-Missed” Research Tools

For those of you still looking for unique content from Library Research tools, take a look at these!

The Times (London) Digital Archives – allows you to browse the pages of this historic newspaper from 1785 to 2008.

http://find.galegroup.com/ttda/start.do?prodId=TTDA&userGroupName=anch19713

National Geographic Virtual Library – Search the pages of this acclaimed Geographic publication back to 1888.

http://natgeo.galegroup.com/natgeo/archive?u=anch19713&prodId=NGMA

Take time to explore what is available to you at the Consortium Library today.

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Refworks: what is that anyway?

Refworks is a tool that helps you manage citations for your research and writing.  It allows you to create bibliographies for your papers easily in the appropriate citation style for your assignment.  If you need help using this tool, there are multiple ways to receive help: the reference desk librarians, the refworks support email, online tutorials and webinars.  You can find links to all of this from the Refworks page on the library’s website.

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Consortium Library Prize

Consortium Library Prize

The Consortium Library Prize lauds an exemplary undergraduate research project from any discipline which demonstrates evidence of significant scholarly investigation and utilization of library resources, print and archival as well as electronic. The selected student will be officially recognized university-wide and will be honored with a $500 award.

Deadline: The spring 2014 deadline is March 19th at 5:00pm.

To Apply: To apply, complete this cover sheet and submit, with your project, following instructions from the Office of Undergraduate Research

Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Students must be accepted in an associate or baccalaureate degree program at the University of Alaska Anchorage (any campus) and must be enrolled in at least three credits for the Spring 2014 semester
  • The research project must have been completed in the Spring 2013, Summer 2013, or Fall 2013 semester.  Research projects completed in Spring 2014 are eligible for the award as long as the final paper can be submitted by the March 19th deadline.
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Hidden in Plain Sight?

Don’t overlook ARLIS – The Alaska Resources Library & Information Services, if you are interested in Alaska Natural/Cultural resources.

Here you will find resources on topics such as:

Oil & Gas exploration
Fisheries & Game management
Climate Change in the Circumpolar North
Alaska Minerals & Mining (including Pebble)
Alaska and Northern Geology
Arctic Engineering
Public Lands and National Parks
Wildlife habitat & Conservation in the Far North
etc., etc., etc.
Visit ARLIS – located on the ground floor in the Consortium Library, OR at www.arlis.org

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Tools to help you cite your sources

owl

Writing a paper and need to cite your sources using a specific citation style?  Try accessing Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab.    The OWL at Purdue provides style guides for MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

refworks

Want a place to store all of your sources and help create your reference list? RefWorks is a citation management software that is free for any UAA or APU student to use. Researchers can seamlessly export citations from most databases and create folders to store them in.

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