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A brief introduction to the University of Alabama’s website redesign. Learn about some of the newest features we’ve added to the libraries website.
  • Mega Menu for navigation
  • OneSearch to help users discover resources
  • Clean and streamlined design
  • Check out our newly designed hours, directory, and databases pages
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Getting Started with your Research

An overview of the basic search function of UA Libraries Discovery Search Tool, Scout.
Look at some of the key differences between scholarly and popular sources
An overview of the advanced search functions of UA Libraries Discovery Search Tool, Scout.

Advanced Research Skills

How to Find Resources at UA Libraries

Learn to use the research tools on the UA Libraries website to find the resources you need.

Boolean Operators

AND, OR, NOT, three words you can use in searches that will tell a search engine EXACTLY what you are looking for!

Using Limiters

When you’re searching and working on your research, sometimes you need to try multiple approaches

Refining Your Search

Watch this video to learn to use the limiters in Scout in order to eliminate results that don’t fit within your search parameters

Subject-Specific Research

View a demonstration of the Hoover’s Online database  
View a demonstration of searching for a topic in the FASB Codification using the Accounting Research Manager database
This tutorial will show you how to use some of the advanced search options that CINAHL Plus with Full Text offers

Services at the Libraries

How distance education students can request materials through Interlibrary Loan
How to access library resources from off-campus
How to renew a book online  
How to access and download e-books at UA Libraries.