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The videos below give a brief explanation of how to use basic library tools and resources.
Videos are approximately 2 minutes, and designed to help undergraduates and others get started on basic research.
Videos include sound; use headphones if sound is not enabled on your computer.
Finding Articles Using Web of Science
|1:28||Briefly covers: using Web of Science to search for and select articles; using UC-eLinks to obtain articles; and emailing, saving, or printing PDF's.|
|1:44||How to find article databases by using the library Subject Guides and Databases A-Z web pages.|
Using the VPN
|1:11||How to access online journals and library databases from off-campus via the VPN.|
How To Cite Your Sources
|1:41||Find out how to format citations from print and online citation guides; use of in-text citations and reference list citations; the importance of citing any work you did not create.|
|1:50||Defines plagiarism; its consequences including disciplinary actions; tips for avoiding plagiarism; resources for additional information.|
Finding Articles in the PubMed Database
|2:31||Finding on-line articles using the PubMed.|
Finding Literature Reviews
|2:26||Defines literature review articles and how to find them in the PubMed database.|
Shields Library Reserves Unit
|1:37||This video reviews how to borrow a book, video, or DVD at the Reserves desk in the Shields Library.|
These videos, developed at the University of California, Davis, provide the essential elements and step-by-step approach to the writing of a high quality undergraduate research paper.
The videos provide information on the basic preparatory requirements, the selection of a topic, information about resources and an explanation of the growth of knowledge and resulting refinement of the paper’s content.
A completed sample research paper is included.
Producers: Dr. James Carey, Dr. Sarah Perrault and Shruti Dave, graduate student.
|PART I: PREPARATION|
|View||2:41||Picking A Topic|
|View||4:08||Types of Sources|
|View||4:19||Plan of Attack|
|PART II: WRITING|
|View||1:30||Stage I: Launching|
|View||3:50||Stage II: Thoughts on paper|
|View||3:44||Stage III: Growth and development|
|View||3:04||Stage IV: Complete working draft|
|View||3:29||Stage V: Finalizing|
|View||Finished Term Paper|