• Orientation to the Library Website
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    Orientation to the Library Website

    welcome to the University of St. Augustine library website we hope that it’s intuitive in its navigation but as with any website you may need to find your way around a bit this video will introduce you to each of the most important features of the site but there are many additional instructional videos on how to use the various resources available let’s start on the homepage right at the top we have a search bar the default search is search USA so you can type in keywords click search and a new tab will open up with your results in search USA other options for that top search bar…

  • Introducing the New UCLA Digital Library Website
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    Introducing the New UCLA Digital Library Website

    Bringing the treasures of the UCLA Library to the world through the web, welcome to the new UCLA Digital Library. On our new website, you can explore rare and precious items from UCLA Library Special Collections. UCLA Digital Library Collections can be browsed or searched. I’m browsing a selection of 16th to 19th-century Armenian manuscripts, gifted to the Library in 1968. I can click into a particular manuscript, scroll through its pages, and zoom to read text. Keyword search is similarly intuitive. When looking for historical images of the Hollywood Bowl, I’m presented with results from the Los Angeles Times Photographs Collection and LA Daily News Negatives. Metadata and citation…

  • Library Website Quick Tutorial 2019
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    Library Website Quick Tutorial 2019

    Welcome to the Library. This quick video will introduce you to the Library’s website and point out important resources and services. The Library provides multiple support options to ensure that you receive the needed assistance. Self-directed learning resources such as Frequently Asked Questions, library guides, and tutorials are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Live assistance via phone chat or text message is available during posted library hours. Library group sessions and workshops are offered to provide help locating, evaluating, and using information. Finally, one-on-one sessions, available by appointment, allow you to meet virtually with a Library team member. Let’s take a look. NCU students can access…

  • How to cite using APA style (6th ed.): Websites
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    How to cite using APA style (6th ed.): Websites

    This video will provide some guidelines on citing free Internet websites using APA style. Note that if you’re trying to cite a journal, newspaper, or magazine article that you retrieved online or from a library database, this is NOT the best example for that. In that case, you want to follow our other APA style video for citing articles. It’s important that you give credit to others for the work that they’ve done so that you can avoid plagiarism. Not doing so, intentionally or not, is misrepresenting your own work and may result in serious academic and legal ramifications. Websites are probably the hardest type of citation to create because…

  • Library Website Orientation
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    Library Website Orientation

    This is the UIC library website orientation video. This tutorial will cover basic navigation of the library website including: Information for distant students, the main search box, databases, subject and course guides, and contacting a librarian. From the main page of the UIC website, you can access the library by clicking on the library link at the top of the page. This is the library website with a URL of library.uic.edu. If you are a distance student then there is a page of information specifically for you. This page can be found under the “Get more help” option and then by selecting “Distance Student Services”. This page explains that the…

  • The CRAP Test for Evaluating Websites
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    The CRAP Test for Evaluating Websites

    The CRAP Test for evaluating websites. What is CRAP? CRAP is an easy to remember acronym for the steps you need to follow when deciding whether or not the information on a website is credible or valid. CRAP stands for Currency, Reliability, Authority, and Purpose So what does that mean? Let’s start with… Currency How recent is the information? Look for a date on the article. You can usually find it near the title or author name. Sometimes the date is at the bottom of the article. If you can’t find a date there try looking at the URL. Often on news sites or blogs the URL will be formatted…

  • Credible Websites?
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    Credible Websites?

    If a stranger on the street came up to you and started speaking, you’d probably want to know more about him and what he was saying before you took him seriously. The same goes for websites. Our way of viewing the world is based on the information we encounter. We use that information to make lots of different kinds of decisions throughout our lifetimes. There’s a lot of information online, and since anyone can post it, it’s crucial to evaluate websites before you trust the information you find. Evaluating information is essential for your assignments. It will make your research better, strengthen your arguments, and get you better grades. The…

  • CRAAP Test for Website Evaluation
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    CRAAP Test for Website Evaluation

    Hi there this is Adam with the Tulsa Community College Library and I’m here to talk to you about a test that’s been around for a little bit, its one of my favorites: the CRAAP test. CRAAP is an acronym that stands for Currency, relevance authority, accuracy and purpose and its a very useful acronym to employ when you’re evaluating websites. So lets talk a moment or two about using the CRAAP test. Just remember, when it comes to evaluating websites, there’s no better tool out there than your own critical thinking skills. the CRAAP test is just a very convenient acronym to remind you of the main points you…

  • Finding your H-Index in Web of Science
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    Finding your H-Index in Web of Science

    Hi, my name is Sean Riley, and today we’ll be showing you how to find your H-index in Web of Science. Start by choosing “Find Databases”, either above the catalogue, or in the top-right hand corner of the window. Go to the left hand toolbox, choose search, and then type in Web of Science. And then click search. Choose Web of Science from the list that follows. You’ll come back with this page. Choose “Author Finder”. You can find it on the top toolbar towards the top left hand corner of the page. Type in your last name and your first initial. Today, we’re going to find Robert Winston, the…

  • Evaluating Websites
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    Evaluating Websites

    This tutorial is about evaluating websites. It will explain domain endings for URL addresses and it will provide steps or the ABC and D of website evaluation to determine if a website is credible or not. Before we begin, have you ever been tricked by appearance? Maybe something you thought looked “good” turned out to be not so good… Well, sometimes, websites can be the same way. Take these websites. Based on their appearance alone which do you think it the professional website? Website 1 or Website 2? If you picked Website 1… You’re wrong. While professional in style, this site is actually a fake site giving out far from…