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Biographical Resources
by LEARN to Use the Library - Last Updated Dec 18, 2012
This guide will help you find online and print information about important historical figures and prominent people living today.
Tags: biographical, biography
Book & Film Reviews
by LEARN to Use the Library - Last Updated Mar 6, 2014
This guide will help you locate book and film reviews in print and online sources.
Tags: book_reviews, film_reviews
Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning Student Resources from the Library
by LEARN to Use the Library - Last Updated Oct 17, 2013
A guide for students enrolled in online or off-campus courses through Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Tags: academic_outreach, ao, distance, distance_learners, distance_students, learn, leep, online
Create and Manage an Online Scholarly Presence
by LEARN to Use the Library - Last Updated Oct 21, 2013
This is the LibGuide companion to the Savvy Researcher workshop: Create and Manage an Online Scholarly Presence.
Tags: online, savvy_researcher, scholarly presence
Current Awareness
by LEARN to Use the Library - Last Updated Feb 6, 2014
Tools and tips for staying up-to-date on research and published literature in your field
Tags: academia, learn, rss, savvy_researcher, twitter
Data Encryption
by LEARN to Use the Library - Last Updated Jan 21, 2014
Provides information and instructions for encrypting a variety of data types.
Deep Web
by LEARN to Use the Library - Last Updated Apr 1, 2014
Digital Collections at the University of Illinois
by LEARN to Use the Library - Last Updated May 2, 2013
The University of Illinois has digitized a variety of important collections and made them available online. This guide is a topical overview of the highlights.
Digital Historian Series: Using Digital Tools for Archival Research
by LEARN to Use the Library - Last Updated Feb 5, 2014
This guide is for scholars interested in using digital photography in their archival research.
EndNote
by Biology Library, LEARN to Use the Library - Last Updated Mar 20, 2014
An overview of EndNote bibliographic management software with detailed information on getting started and customizing your software.
Tags: learn, savvy_researcher
ESL Graduate Student Guide
by Cindy Ingold, LEARN to Use the Library - Last Updated Mar 18, 2014
A guide to the University Library for English as a Second Language graduate students.
Tags: english_as_a_second_language, esl, international_students
Film Culture: Interpretation and Theories: Film Noir
by LEARN to Use the Library - Last Updated Sep 27, 2012
A library guide to American film noir from 1942-1958 including relevant encyclopedias, indexes, journals, books, film clips and more!
Financial Literacy
by LEARN to Use the Library - Last Updated Apr 4, 2014
A guide detailing financial literacy as it impacts students with tools and resources for various tasks.
Tags: finance, literacy
Finding Yourself: How to Know Where You Have Been Cited
by LEARN to Use the Library - Last Updated Nov 1, 2012
This is a companion to the Finding Yourself workshop, which covers the three main places to search for yourself: Web of Knowledge, Scopus, and Google Scholar as well as searching for citations to your work in other library databases.
Tags: citation, citation_analysis, finding_yourself, google_scholar, learn, savvy, savvy_researcher, scopus, tenure, web_of_science
Google - Become an Expert
by LEARN to Use the Library - Last Updated Sep 24, 2013
A research guide on Advanced Googling
Tags: google, google_images, google_scholar, learn, reference
Government Information Services
by LEARN to Use the Library - Last Updated Sep 27, 2012
The University of Illinois Library is a Federal Depository. This portal provides organized access to local, national, and international government information.
Tags: government_information, international_government, local_government, national_government
Grants, Fellowships, and Scholarships
by LEARN to Use the Library - Last Updated Sep 27, 2013
Find funding support for your research or studies--A guide aimed at faculty, researchers, and students
Tags: fellowships, funding, grants, learn, proposal writing, proposals, savvy_researcher, scholarships
Haunted Libraries
by LEARN to Use the Library - Last Updated Jan 23, 2013
Peruse this guide to learn more about haunted library lore at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and in Illinois, the United States, and the World.
Tags: haunted_libraries
Improve Your Research Strategies
by LEARN to Use the Library - Last Updated Mar 10, 2013
Learn to think like a librarian! This guide is an introduction (or a refresher) to using the library to find books and journal articles.
Tags: learn, library orientation, research, research_methods, savvy_researcher
Mobile Media Production
by LEARN to Use the Library - Last Updated Mar 14, 2013
Information on the numerous new options available for advanced photo, video and audio recording on your iPhone and iPad. Find creative and powerful ways to capture media, edit the media, and then integrate into your course or research.
Tags: ipad, iphone, mobile_media, savvy_researcher
Mobile-Friendly Resources
by LEARN to Use the Library - Last Updated Nov 19, 2013
Provides information about mobile-friendly research apps and websites available through the library as well as other helpful Illinois specific apps.
Tags: library, library resources, library tools, mobile
Organizing Your Research: A Guide
by LEARN to Use the Library - Last Updated Aug 13, 2013
How to use research logs, databases, citation managers, and rss feeds to keep track of your searches and findings.
Personal Information Management
by LEARN to Use the Library - Last Updated Mar 19, 2014
A guide to help you choose methods and tools for organizing your information in meaningful ways.
Presenting Your Research
by LEARN to Use the Library - Last Updated Nov 1, 2012
Are you getting ready to give your first presentation on your research? This guide will help you refine your presentation style.
Tags: learn, savvy_researcher
Prezi
by LEARN to Use the Library - Last Updated Apr 26, 2013
Tags: savvy, savvy_researcher
Primo
by LEARN to Use the Library - Last Updated Oct 10, 2013
Learn more about the library's beta search tool and how it can help you in your research.
QR Code LibGuide
by LEARN to Use the Library - Last Updated Nov 1, 2012
This guide introduces QR codes, how to create them, and provides some creative ways to use them.
RefWorks
by LEARN to Use the Library - Last Updated Mar 17, 2014
An overview of RefWorks bibliographic management software with detailed information on specific features, FAQs, and troubleshooting information.
Tags: bibliography, citations, cite, learn, online_resources, savvy_researcher
Research Articles and Refereed (Peer-Reviewed) Journals
by LEARN to Use the Library - Last Updated Oct 30, 2013
A step-by-step guide to understanding and finding research articles and refereed journals (also called peer-reviewed journals).
Research Posters
by LEARN to Use the Library - Last Updated Apr 17, 2014
How to create a successful research poster
Tags: learn, savvy_researcher
Researching Local Issues
by LEARN to Use the Library - Last Updated Oct 8, 2013
Resources relevant to issues in Urbana-Champaign and the state of Illinois.
Tags: champaign_urbana, current_issues, local, statistics, university_of_illinois
RSS Readers / Google Reader Alternatives
by LEARN to Use the Library - Last Updated Jul 11, 2013
Offering alternatives to Google Reader--find the perfect RSS Reader to fit your needs!
Tags: news, readers, rss
Savvy Job Searcher
by LEARN to Use the Library - Last Updated Mar 11, 2013
This guide will help you manage your job search and application materials with helpful tips and tools from the web.
Tags: job_hunt, job_search, learn, online_resources, savvy_researcher, workshops
The Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL) Faculty Resources from the Library
by LEARN to Use the Library - Last Updated Jan 21, 2014
A guide for instructors of online or off-campus courses through The Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Tags: academic_outreach, ao, distance, distance_learners, leep, online
Twitter for Professional Development
by LEARN to Use the Library - Last Updated Feb 12, 2013
Resources for learning to use Twitter, how to tweet professionally, growing your professional Twitter network, making your Twitter time more efficient, archiving Tweets, and more!
Tags: learn, professional_development, twitter
Understanding Impact: Impact Factor and Other Bibliometrics
by LEARN to Use the Library - Last Updated Mar 31, 2014
This libguide is a companion to the Savvy Researcher workshop entitled "Understanding Impact: Impact Factor and Other Bibliometrics." For more information about this workshop, please visit http://www.library.illinois.edu/sc/services/savvy_researcher.html
Tags: altmetrics, bibliometrics, impact factor, savvy, savvy_researcher
Using PowerPoint to its Potential
by LEARN to Use the Library - Last Updated Jul 22, 2013
PowerPoint, probably the most widely used presentation software around, often gets a bad rap. Is it an issue with the tool itself, or how it is used? This guide examines innovative uses for PowerPoint and other presentation strategies.
Visualizing Your Data
by LEARN to Use the Library - Last Updated Mar 17, 2014
Are you having trouble crystallizing your research results into effective images? When Excel's bar graphs and pie charts are simply insufficient, there are more powerful tools which can make your data sets pop and sizzle.
Tags: data, learn, savvy_researcher, visualization
What Google Scholar Can Do for You
by LEARN to Use the Library - Last Updated Sep 24, 2013
Improve your searching by learning tricks of the trade using advanced features of Google Scholar.
Tags: learn, savvy_researcher
What's in the Library Catalog?
by LEARN to Use the Library - Last Updated Apr 19, 2013
Learn how to locate a variety of library resources using the library catalog.
Tags: learn, library orientation, library_catalog, savvy_researcher, search_the_catalog, vufind_catalog
Wikis and more: Collaborative tools for faculty research, service, and teaching
by LEARN to Use the Library - Last Updated Mar 14, 2013
Learn how wikis enable collaboration with colleagues on campus or in Cleveland or Cairo, and promote student group work by managing the details of circulating documents and collaborative writing.
 
 
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