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Quick Help; scroll down for more options

For useful tips,  browse several additional physics research guide pages via red tabs above. 

Get quick resource or research strategy tips via phone (whenever the library is open) and by chat (Monday - Friday 9 to 5 when class is in session) via page:

 

More Help; scroll down for videos on research concepts

At far right, see contact options to send a question, or propose a phone- or in-person consultation with subject specialist Randall Halverson. Please provide several times that you are available; I will respond!

Short video tutorials on how to use EBSCO databases or EI Compendix (Engineering Village) to find articles are linked on the left side of guide tab/page "Find & access articles". 

FAQs and tutorials regarding research vocabulary and academic expectations are linked at right. 

 

Videos on Research Concepts

Identify a peer-reviewed/refereed Journal? (Courtesy of ASU libraries)

Basics of APA Style (Use link "view the tutorial"; on a PC, use the vertical slider bar at the right to browse topics)

University Library research skills tutorials*: 

Avoiding Plagiarism (2.5 minutes)
Citing Sources (1.5 minutes)
Discovering Resources (8 minutes)
Open and Hidden Web (3 minutes)
Popular or Scholarly? (6 minutes)
 
*Technical notes: if a University Library tutorial does not download and start automatically:
  • On a pc: look for tiny icons in the upper right of the browser screen. Move your cursor over each icon or link to see see what these do. One should give you the option to open the tutorial via Adobe Reader. Internet Explorer may work better than Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
  • On a mac: Safari may work better than Chrome or Firefox.
 
Coastal Carolina University Instructional Videos**: (humorous and short; last 3 minutes):
Suggested videos:
Linked 4th from top left: "Why Citing is Important"
Linked at top right: "What is a Scholarly Article?"
Linked 2nd from top right: "Scholarly versus Popular" articles
Linked 4th from top right: "How to Locate Scholarly Articles"    

 **Technical note: The Coastal Carolina tutorials generally download and run automatically. If not, try a different Internet browser.   
 

Access resources from anywhere, any time

Most library resources are "IP filtered". Off the campus network, use one of the 3 methods listed below to access a resource. UITS technology Support Center staff can assist as needed.

1. Use a "library" link to access a resource. This is required for Books24x7.

2. From the library homepage, follow links from main Research link "Guides to Research" to "Subject Guides", or from "Find Articles & More" to "Databases A - Z" lists of links.

2. Library links have proxy code to "authenticate"; log in to IU pop-up window.

OR:

1. Set up a VPN link; see The basics of VPN at IU

2. Access resources directly via an Internet search, a browser bookmark, or the library website.  

OR:

1. Set up a secure Citrix Receiver link on mobile devices to browse resources directly & run IUanyWare software virtually. 

2. Run browser software through IUanyWare. Access resources via an Internet search or the library website.  

 

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274-3668; UL 2140C. I'm happy to support your classwork or research. Use Oncourse messages, checking "send copy to email"), or voicemail to leave a question or times you could meet. This semester, I'm at "Ask a librarian" chat help most Mondays 3pm-5pm.
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