This tutorial is chiefly aimed at undergraduate majors in Classics and beginning graduate students who are about to write a research paper, a junior or senior thesis. To illustrate this step-by-step approach to research, a topic, “Aristotle on the Function of Music in Tragedy,” has been chosen. It seems a particularly useful one for this purpose since it incorporates several disciplines — ancient Greek language and literature, philosophy, music, history, education, and politics — and, therefore, offers good practice in conducting research at the UC Libraries. To illustrate these principles of research, as well as to highlight a multitude of library resources at the University of Cincinnati, especially in the John Miller Burnam Classics Library, concrete and live searches are performed in video and audio.
Libraries provide hundreds of online research guides that point you to tools for all of your research and information handling needs – from finding information to citing sources and publishing the information you created. Some guides are specific to a software product, course or discipline, while others cover a broad range of resources.
This month’s featured guide, Digital Literacy, is a collection of links and tips on finding and evaluating information in digital environments. There is information on how to use online technologies to stay current, organize your citations, files and data, and how to create and publish digital content, as well as how to network and collaborate effectively, protect your online identity, and how to be an ethical and responsible digital citizen.
All these aspects of digital literacy apply to many facets of daily life, but the primary goal of the Research Guide is to equip students with the tools and techniques that would enhance their academic careers and future employment.
Image source: Digital Literacy Forum.
You’ve started a paper or a project, and gathered a couple of great resources on your topic, but now you need more information. One of Clermont College Library’s excellent resources is the research guide.
Research Guides are easy to find. From the library’s home page, look to the left side of the screen and choose Research Guides. You will be directed to a list of guides. By clicking on one of the topics, you will find tabs that direct you to the type of resource you need. For example, if you were looking for scholarly articles on biology, choose the Biology at Clermont Guide, then click on the Articles tab.
With over 450 guides, there is something for everyone. Users may browse the guides by:
- Type: Course, Research Help, Subject Guide, and Special Topic
Does the research guide you use regularly suddenly look different? It is different – the research guides changed platforms and design this week!
In addition to the new look and feel, the UC Libraries Research Guides now have a responsive design, enhanced browsing functionality and are more user friendly for table and mobile phone users. These changes and more incorporate accessibility design features required for any University of Cincinnati web pages and 3rd party web based products. Find out more about accessibility requirements at UC.
Check out the new Research Guides at http://guides.libraries.uc.edu/ucba and share your thoughts with us at http://www.libsurveys.com/loader.php?id=12e35f407e155608c441d055474d4f9c
The new UCBA Library Guides & Tutorials web page is now available at http://guides.libraries.uc.edu/guideshome. This web page provides a basic starting point for research on any topic.
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.