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Calling All Art Appreciation and Art History Students!

If you’re working on a paper or project and need an overview of the life and works of one or more artists, don’t overlook the great information and vast number of images contained in the Oxford Dictionary of Art. Written by nearly 7,000 experts from around the world, it includes more than 45,000 topics about art, artists, art critics, art collectors, and anything else connected to the world of art. If you look up an artist by name, you’ll find a brief introduction placing the artist in context, followed by a longer essay that includes a list and discussion of works, as well as a bibliography for further information.

To search the dictionary, just go to the Oxford Reference Collection. Enjoy!

"Cosmic Synchromy," 1913-1914, by Morgan Russell.
“Cosmic Synchromy,” 1913-1914, by Morgan Russell.

 

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Are you pro or con?

If you have to write a paper presenting one side or the other of an issue or argument, then check out Opposing Viewpoints in Context.

One of the Library’s many full text online resources, Opposing Viewpoints in Context provides a broad range of information from primary source documents, newspaper articles, essays and articles from magazines and journals, images, videos, and much more.  Hundreds of current social topics from Airport Security and Cyberbullying to the Occupy Movement and Vaccines are included.

There’s even a Search Tips reference with helpful hints to get you started.

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Consortium Library Prize

Consortium Library Research 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. The winner(s) will be asked to present their project at the Undergraduate Research and Discovery Symposium.

To find out more about this exciting opportunity to showcase your work, see the Consortium Library Prize page.

 

 

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Credo Reference is also good for…

Credo Reference can help…. Credo is a research database that provides access to background material: handbooks, encyclopedias, dictionaries, and also links to other research databases. Credo is even included in QuickSearch.

Credo covers every major subject, offering more than 560 highly-regarded titles from over 80 publishers

As easy to use as your favorite search site and fully citable in any research paper, Credo is the perfect place to get your research started.Whether you are just starting your project, looking to add some interesting images to your final draft or building a bibliography, Credo Reference has something for you.Credo Reference offers:* Tools to quickly map your paper topic
* Citable sources for your bibliography
* Answers to your research questions
* Thousands and thousands of images, charts, graphs, diagrams and more
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Textbooks and the UAA/APU Consortium Library

Does this scenario sound all too familiar?:

Your class requires a $50 textbook. You go to the library to see if you might be able to get it there but they do not have it.

What should you do? The Library does not purchase textbooks due to the frequent changes in editions.

Luckily, we have some options for you:

1) Check with the circulation desk to see if the book was put on reserve for your class. Make sure you give the people at the desk the course name and/or instructor last name. Or you can check yourself by going to the Course Reserves lookup page.

2) Check if you are able to rent the textbook through the UAA Campus Bookstore or purchase a used copy.

3) Try one of the websites listed in our Textbook guide to rent, download, buy used, or try an open textbook.

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Need help with managing your citations or references? Use RefWorks

Are you working on a paper or project and need to create a bibliography and manage your citations or references?  Use RefWorks, a bibliographic citation management tool.  It’s available under Research Help on the Library’s website.

On the RefWorks login page, you can find a link to our How to Guide for using RefWorks.  On this page you can find tutorials and information about downloading the write-n-cite  and the RefGrab-It tools that you will need to fully utilize all of RefWorks.

As always, if you have questions or need help Ask-a-Librarian.

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Need help with a writing assignment?

Do you need to find information about how to do a writing assignment such as creating an annotated bibliography, doing a literature review, writing a business plan, or writing a book review?  If so there is a How to Guides section on the Library’s website.  It’s under Research Help.  The guide is called Writing Assignments.

Librarians at the Reference Desk can also help you with finding sources of information that you can use for these projects, such as research articles, citations, books, and literature review articles.  Just Ask-A-Librarian either at the first floor reference desk (next to the pendulum) or online.

For help in writing the actual assignment, there is a Writing Center on campus in the Learning Resources Center, they have tutors who can help with writing assignments.

If you can’t make it to the Writing Center, there is an online service called Live Homework Help.

 

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Need background info for a research paper?

Credo Reference  can help….  Credo is a research database that provides access to background material:  handbooks, encyclopedias, dictionaries, and also links to other research databases.  Credo is even included in QuickSearch.

Credo covers every major subject, offering more than 560 highly-regarded titles from over 80 publishers

As easy to use as your favorite search site and fully citable in any research paper, Credo is the perfect place to get your research started.Whether you are just starting your project, looking to add some interesting images to your final draft or building a bibliography, Credo Reference has something for you.Credo Reference offers:

* Tools to quickly map your paper topic
* Citable sources for your bibliography
* Answers to your research questions
* Thousands and thousands of images, charts, graphs, diagrams and more

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