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EXW 500

Welcome!

Hi!  Our names are: Janice Hermer and Kevin Pardon.  We're your Health Sciences Librarians at the ASU Downtown Phoenix Campus Library.  

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 Library

Step 2: ASU Library 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 Library online power user!

  • Quiz 1

Step 5: Explore Library Guides

  • Quiz 2

Step 6: Explore Citation Manager Tools

Step 7: Set up your Citation Management Tool account 

  • 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 Hermer, janice.hermer@asu.edu; 602-496-0683

& Kevin Pardon, kevin.pardon@asu.edu; 602-496-0487

Step 1: Get to know your ASU Library

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

Watch this 1 minute 'Library Minute' video for an overview of ASU Library 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?

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

Join Anali for a 'Library Minute' on the ASU Library 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 Library home page, lib.asu.edu

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

 

ILL Account

 

 

3. Login using your ASURITE ID and Password. 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 Library 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 Library Library Guides

The page you're on now is part of your EXW 500 Course Guide.  Did you know that ASU Library 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 Library Introduction and ASU Library Online Access!)

Explore the ASU Library Library Guides!

Try:

Using the ASU Library 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 Library home page, or from My ASU)

Look for:

  • Health Sciences 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 and other methods to gather information for your projects.  You can keep records of citation information (authors, title, abstract, etc.) 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.  *These tools also offer you the ability to create reference lists in various styles (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

 

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

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