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This interactive comic is your introduction to finding digital images at the UCLA Library and beyond! It covers how to find image databases and online exhibits, as well as how to approach searching for and citing online images. Check out the comic’s embedded links for additional info!Learning Outcomes:Use the UCLA Library website to find and cite image resourcesExplain the difference between copyright and creative commons licensing
Contributor: UCLA WIRE
Resource Type(s): Activity, Tutorial
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Searching as Strategic Exploration
With Zotero, you'll never have to stress again about making a properly-formatted bibliography! Zotero makes collecting, organizing, and analyzing your research sources easy. This tutorial will help you navigate the application and offer some neat tips and tricks for utilizing Zotero!Learning Outcomes:Create Zotero AccountOrganize your LibraryGenerate a bibliography in a chosen citation style (e.g. MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.)
Contributor: UCLA WIRE
Resource Type(s): Activity, Learning Object, Tutorial
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Searching as Strategic Exploration
Using Google Scholar to find sources for your research can yield you a lot of articles, journals, books, and more. But how do you find the right sources? Here are some tips and tricks for maximizing Google Scholar’s potential.Learning Outcomes:Adopt new strategies for improving a Google Scholar searchUse Google Scholar's Advanced SearchUse quotes in their searchUse AND, OR, NOT, and Parentheses in their search.Use Cited By and Related Articles to find relevant articlesAccess relevant articles
Contributor: UCLA WIRE
Resource Type(s): Activity, Learning Object, Tutorial
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Searching as Strategic Exploration
This tutorial identifies the Digital Library as a resource for supporting primary source research, and outlines how to find and access the Digital Library as well as its scope. Learning Outcomes:Understand how to access and find resources on the Digital Library website
Contributor: UCLA WIRE
Resource Type(s): Activity, Learning Object, Tutorial
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Research as Inquiry
Improve the effectiveness of your searches by generating a variety of keywords.Learning Outcomes:Identify core concepts in research questionsList core concepts as keywordsConstruct alternative ways to express keywordsOrganize keywords into advance search fields
Contributor: UCLA WIRE
Resource Type(s): Activity, Learning Object, Tutorial
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Research as Inquiry
Looking to vary the ways in which you cite your sources? Here are several ideas for integrating citations with sophistication and efficiency!Now that you've done your research, it's time to cite your sources. We sampled several academic papers to show you a variety of ways you can integrate your sources into your own writing. In these examples, we followed the APA style guidelines. Use these strategies to diversify your writing and show your readers how your sources contributed to your work!
Contributor: UCLA WIRE
Resource Type(s): Activity, Learning Object, Tutorial
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Scholarship as Conversation
Are you applying to present your research project at a conference or submitting it for publication? If yes, you will most likely have to submit a research abstract. Here's a quick introduction that will teach you all about abstracts.Navigate through the module below to learn...What is a research abstract?How to write an effective abstractThe difference between an ineffective and effective abstractYou can also view sample abstracts for your particular field of study and explore the various components of an abstract.
Contributor: UCLA WIRE
Resource Type(s): Activity, Learning Object, Tutorial
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Scholarship as Conversation
Looking for an efficient way to get an overview of a body of research on your topic? A review article is a great place to start.A review article provides an analysis of the state of research on a set of related research questions. Review articles often:summarize key research findings;reference must-read articles;describe current areas of agreement as well as controversies and debates;point out gaps in knowledge and unanswered questions;suggest directions for future research.
Contributor: UCLA WIRE
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Scholarship as Conversation, Searching as Strategic Exploration
You've spent weeks, months, and maybe even years working on a research project. You know why this project is important and what your next steps will be, but are you prepared to explain all of that to the next person who asks you about your research? You should take some time now and create an elevator speech to pitch in these situations.
Contributor: UCLA WIRE
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Scholarship as Conversation
Literature reviews are great resources for research projects in all disciplines, presenting the key ideas in a field, pointing to must-read articles, and sugesting directions for future research. How do you go about writing one, though? This page is a collection of resources and tips for creating your own literature review.
Contributor: UCLA WIRE
Resource Type(s): Blog Post, Learning Object, Tutorial
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Scholarship as Conversation

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