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EXW 500: Pre-Library Session Assignment

Welcome!

Hi!  Our names are: Janice Hermer and Kevin Pardon.  We're your Health Sciences Librarians at the ASU Downtown Phoenix Campus Library.  You can see our photos on the right side of this page.  

This assignment should take you 30 minutes or less.  Completing this assignment and the 3 short quizzes interspersed after every few steps will prepare you for our hands-on library research sessions.  

Follow the steps below to complete your assignment, and be sure to complete the 3 short quizzes.

 

Step 1: Get to know your ASU Libraries

Step 2: ASU Libraries doesn't have it?  We can get it for you!

Step 3: Set up your ILLIAD Account to use the Interlibrary Loan / Document Delivery service

Step 4: Be an ASU Libraries online power user!

  • Quiz 1

Step 5: Explore Library Guides

  • Quiz 2

Step 6: Explore Citation Manager Tools

Step 7: Set up your RefWorks account (or an account with another citation manager tool)

  • Quiz 3

Comments and Suggestions

 

Thanks!  And, let us know if you have any kind of technical issues or other problems with materials on this page.  Our contact info is on the right, or here:

~Janice & Kevin

Step 1: Get to know your ASU Libraries

ASU Libraries is here to support you in your research and studying success!

Watch this 1 minute 'Library Minute' video for an overview of ASU Libraries resources, services, and locations:

http://youtu.be/ZpzDwCp7yo4

 

Look for:

  1. How many library locations are available?
  2. How can you get to the online library at ASU?
  3. Can you request materials to come to any location?
  4. What are 'Library Guides?'
  5. What service can connect you to research assistance anytime, 24/7?

Step 2: ASU Libraries doesn't have it? We can get it for you!

Join Anali for a 'Library Minute' on the ASU Libraries Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery service

http://youtu.be/1nKw6nnlyJA

 

Look for:

  1. How quickly will you usually receive a scanned PDF of an article that you request via Interlibrary Loan?

Step 3: Set up your ILLIAD Account to use the Interlibrary Loan / Document Delivery service

1. Start at the ASU Libraries home page, lib.asu.edu

2. Click on 'My Accounts' on the gray information bar across the page and select 'My Illiad Account.'

3. On the ILLIAD Account page, click on the red text, 'First time users.'

4. Follow the steps to create your ILLIAD Account.

5. Problems creating your account?  Contact the Interlibrary Loan office at: (480) 965-3282 or via email: ill@asu.edu 

Step 4: Be an ASU Libraries online power user!

Join Anali for a 'Library Minute' on Online Access

http://youtu.be/K7wjBC5hhL4

 

Look for:

  1. What's the Library Toolbar?  How can it make you an online resources 'Power User'?

Step 5: Explore the ASU Libraries Library Guides

The page you're on now is part of your EXW 500 Course Guide.  Did you know that ASU Libraries has many library guides available on Research topics, Courses, Events, and more?  (Of course you did, because you already watched the Library Minutes on ASU Libraries Introduction and ASU Libraries Online Access!)

Explore the ASU Libraries Library Guides!

Try:

Using the ASU Libraries Library Guides home page

  • Are there guides for other courses you're taking, or research guides you're interested in?
  • Which How To guides look useful?
  • Any Current Topics guides that catch your interest?

Searching for Library Guides via Library One Search (from the ASU Libraries home page, or from My ASU)

Look for:

  • Health at ASU Library Guide
  • Graduate Students Guide
  • Faculty Research Support Guide

Step 6: Explore Citation Manager Tools

Citation Manager or Bibliographic Manager Tools are applications (software) or online platforms that allow you to keep track of your research as you go through many different Research Databases, other online sources, print sources, or other methods to gather information for your projects.  You can keep records of citation information (authors, title, abstract, journal title, book title, book chapter, abstract/summary) for each information item you find, and you can usually pull or attach full text of sources to keep in your citation manger if the full text is available and if the tool you choose has that feature.  *Importantly, these tools also offer you the ability to create reference lists in any style (APA, AMA, MLA, Chicago, etc.) when you're done with a project, using the information about each source that you've already added to your citation manager.  Some even have many specific journal citation styles available.

Read through the information and the table comparing Citation Manager Tools on the:

Citation Manager Tools Library Guide

Here's what the chart looks like - go to the guide to see the full thing!  :-)

*ASU Libraries fully supports RefWorks, and makes access to it and use of it free to each ASU student, staff, and faculty.

*If you choose a different Citation Manager Tool, we will still do our best to support you in its use.

Step 7: Set up your RefWorks account (or an account with another citation manager tool)

Now that you've reviewed some citation manager tools, choose one to try using for EXW 500!

Set up your RefWorks Account

Set up an account with the citation manager tool you chose

Your Librarian

Janice Hermer
Contact:
411 N Central Ave, Downtown campus Library
602-496-0683

Subject Guide

Kevin Pardon
Contact:
411 N. Central Ave., Downtown Phoenix campus Library
602-496-0487
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