You can use this guide as a "library cheat sheet." It will remind you how to do some of the things that we went over in the workshop. This guide consists of the following sections:
Finding Information – Where to go to find articles, reference books and background information.
Evaluating Information – Some basic guidelines on deciding whether something is worth trusting and citing.
Reading Research Articles – reading journal articles is a skill, this has a few suggestions to maximize your efficiency.
Citing Sources & Copyright – How to evaluate copyright questions and some scenarios common to polymer students.
You could download it from My Akron too. Software downloads hyperlink is on the Technology Support tab. Follow the directions to download ChemDraw.
Be sure to use the UA Libraries Catalog or Web site to use the proxy server. Go to a definition of a proxy server. opens new window 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.
If you go to the URL of the resource directly, you will bypass the proxy server.
Some resources like SciFinder 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 or the OhioLINK Authentication screen, either
If you are having difficulties with the proxy server for all databases, please contact me. If one database isn't working properly with the proxy server, you could try a Virtual Private Network (VPN). VPN Setup opens new window
If you are looking for an article, try these databases first:
Do you know where the Article is (what journal, conference, volume, pages, etc)? Use the UA Libraries Catalog. opens new window
Need a Specific Article that Can't be Downloaded and is not in our Library? Try
If you are searching for a specific book, try the catalogs in this list. If you don't find it from one catalog, try the next catalog in the list.
Sometimes it is convenient to search electronic books directly particularly when looking for quick facts or code syntax. Refer to the electronic book sources in this section or the previous section, Databases to Find Aritcles, Books and More. Use the descriptions to find the databases that contain electronic books that are most closely related to your topic. Keep in mind that not all books will be available for download. It depends on the database and the library's subscriptions.
In this webinar from CAS, you will learn how to:
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This video is long, but it has helpful information.
If you can't see this video, try the substance searching section of the SciFinder-n Tutorial page. opens new window
I am happy to help in any way that I can. Just contact me thru email or by phone M-F from 8:00AM to 4:00PM. You can request an appointment too. I can easily meet using Teams, but I might be able to meet differently. Just let me know your preference.
Also, we have several guides that contain tutorials that we created or vendor tutorials: