NEW Library Research Process Guide

Research Process Guide: Your Step-by-Step Approach!
by Lauren Wahman

The new Research Process guide is now available!  This guide provides a step-by-step approach to library research and moves you from topic to determining the quality of sources.  You’ll also find a Citing Sources tab with links to citation resources and a Build Your Project tab where you’ll find contact information for experts at UC Blue Ash’s academic support centers and labs.guideimage

The Right Thing to Do: Cite Your Sources

During the month of October designated as National Information Literacy Awareness Month UC Libraries invites students to think about scenarios that have to do with the way we use information and decide what is the right thing to do. Earlier this month we posted the following prompt:





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New UCBA Library Guides/Tutorials Web page

The new UCBA Library Guides & Tutorials web page is now available at  This web page provides a basic starting point for research on any topic.

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UCBA Subject Guides: Use this web page to find guides based on these characteristics:

  • Special Topics: guides that cover a specific topic or issue
  • How To Do Research: guides cover a variety of research tips and strategies
  • Faculty Guides: guides for UCBA faculty members
  • Tutorials: Online web videos give step-by-step directions on how to use a variety of research tools.

You can also use the search box to search for any UCBA Library guides.

This is the final step in the CampusGuide transition of subject and class guides that began during the 2011-2012 academic year.

The Guides/Tutorials link on the UCBA Library homepage has been updated to point to this new page. Please be sure update your bookmarks if you frequent this web page.


New Paths to Articles and Books on UCBA Library Website

The new Research Basics CampusGuide is now available!  This guide provides a basic starting point for students as they begin research on any topic. Some of our Library homepage links have been updated to link to resources this new guide. For example, as illustrated below, the path to commonly used article resources will link to the Articles page of the UCBA Research Basics guide. Commonly used article resources found in the new guide include:

  • A-Z Database List
  • Academic Search Complete
  • Summon
  • Opposing Viewpoints
  • Full Text Journal Finder
You can search Academic Search Complete, Summon and Opposing Viewpoints directly from the guide. Any databases not found can easily be searched using the A-Z Database list.

The Books link has also been changed to point to the Books page of the UCBA Research Basics guide. Commonly used book resources can be found here, including:

  • UC Library Catalog
  • OhioLINK Catalog
  • Additional search options with links to e-Reference, WorldCat, and the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

CampusGuides: Taking Research Guides to the Next Level

The UC Blue Ash Library, in conjunction with UC Libraries, is transitioning the subject and class guides to a more user-friendly, robust CampusGuides interface during the 2011-2012 academic year. CampusGuides incorporate search boxes, RSS Feeds, embedded media, surveys and can be easily accessed on mobile devices. See the UCBA Psychology guide for an example of a new and improved guide. We look forward to your feedback and suggestions in order to make these guides as useful as possible for our users.  Continue reading