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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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Check out the Testing and Education Reference Center for CLEP, SAT, GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, high school AP, and many career exam study materials. There is even a module on building a resume! This database is available to all Alaskans!
If you have a project to get started for a class, there are several ways to start. You can ask for help at the reference desk. You can search in QuickSearch on the front page of the Library’s website. There are research guides by subject. Or you can go to the How To Guides under Help with Research.
GeoScienceWorld is a comprehensive resource on the web for information, research, and communications in geology and the earth sciences.
Integrated with the GeoRef database, it also offers access to 45 scholarly full text journals and features a map coordinate search and “Topic Maps” that plot the links between publications.
Did you know about the UAA Books of the Year? To find out more about the two books selected for 2013-2015, take a look at the guide:
Greetings from the Consortium Library Instruction and Research Services Department. We want everyone to know that you can stop by the reference desk and get help with research projects. You can also contact us online via our Ask-a-Librarian page on the Library’s website.