IdeaExchange@UAkron is our institutional repository. Preserve your work and make it easier to find via Google. Create a SelectedWorks page to promote your most important works.
When posting work, always follow the publisher's guidelines.
Have a Mendeley Account? Connect to UA Libraries to find full-text documents easier.
Not all publications are free from Mendeley or publisher's Web sites when using the DOI, so it is best to add UA Libraries to Library Access Links. Mendeley is in the process of changing their pages; therefore, it is easiest to add UA Libraries by
This will add UA Libraries to the Find this paper at: dropdown when using Mendeley Groups.
Use the proxy server by accessing resources using the UA Libraries Catalog or Web site. You will be prompted for your UANet ID and password from The University of Akron Login screen. Most of the time you will be prompted one time per browser session.
NOTE: If you go to the URL of the resource directly, you will bypass the proxy server.
Some resources like Refworks will require another user id and password, but most don't. Often when you are prompted by ANYTHING besides The University of Akron Login screen, either
Subject or Course Guides are a great place to go to find out about a subject (If this is the subject you seek, you are already here!).
Search-A-Roo is a good place to start (go to guide for more information). It searches several of our databases and catalogs simultaneously. This is not to be used for in-depth research.
Good use – Find one article to review for a class project.
Poor use – Perform a background search for your thesis.
Use the databases directly for in-depth research on a topic. If you know exactly what book (or DVD, etc.) that you want, use the catalog directly.
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Do you know WHERE the Article is (what journal, conference, volume, pages, etc)? Use the UA Libraries Catalog.
Need a SPECIFIC Article that Can't be Accessed Electronically and is Not in Our Library? Try
Use databases on the Articles & Books using Databases Tab. Use the descriptions to find the databases closest related to your topic and that contain articles.Where should I start? Try the following
Want help keeping track of and formatting your references? Try using a bibliographic manager.
All bibliographic managers have advantages and disadvantages. Mostly, it is a matter of preference.
Want to link to Library Tutorials to your course content in Springboard?
There are Springboard Modules in the Learning Repository containing links to Library tutorials on our Web site:
To add any of these modules to your courses, select (Admin Tools) from the upper right and the Import/Export/Copy Components hyperlink.
Select Import Components and from Learning Object Repository. Search for and select the tutorial, create a dynamic link, then select the Create a Topic button.