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  • A Model for the Process of Informational Research
    Much university student research is a compilation exercise. The model in this tutorial helps the student to move beyond mere data synthesis to research as problem solving. Approximately 2:30 minutes.

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    08/06/09 06:53 PM ET

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  • A Tutorial on plagiarism
    A tutorial explaining plagiarism and providing guidance on means to avoid it.

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    06/20/08 03:26 PM ET

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  • Assessing Online Resources
    Demonstrates a number of ways of assessing the quality and reliability of material found on the open Web.

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    06/22/09 12:36 PM ET

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  • Basic Boolean Search (CINAHL)
    Demonstrates the basics of Boolean search using the nursing database CINAHL for example searches.

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    02/16/10 11:57 AM ET

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  • Bielefeld Academic Search Engine - BASE - advanced MP4
    Demonstrates the advanced search features of the Bielefeld Academic Search Engine, including the use of field searching, subject headings, limit by document type, and other other search limits. Richard Baer (Camosun College) on April 22, 2010 using Camtasia Studio. Approx 1:58 in length. The Camtasia Studio source files and finished .mp4 file for this tutorial can be downloaded from the ANTS project repository at the Univeristy of Calgary Dspace site: https://dspace.ucalgary.ca/handle/1880/47800

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    04/14/11 02:45 PM ET

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  • Bielefeld Academic Search Engine - BASE - intro MP4
    An introduction to the Bielefeld Academic Search Engine (BASE). BASE is a multi-disciplinary search engine for scholarly internet resources. Tutorial explores basic search features of the search engine and the types of content and documents available. Approximately 2:10 in length. Originally created by Richard Baer (Camosun College) on April 16, 2010 using Camtasia Studio. The Camtasia Studio source file and finished .mp4 file for this tutorial can be downloaded from the ANTS project repository at the University of Calgary: https://dspace.ucalgary.ca/handle/1880/47799

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    04/12/11 07:11 PM ET

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  • Book or Journal- What's the Difference (MP4)
    A short explanation of how to decipher citations for books, books chapters, and journal articles, and the differences between the formats. Originally created by Richard Baer (Camosun College) using Camtasia Studio on March 18, 2011. Approx. 1:00 minute in length. The original Cmatasia studio .mp4 and source files for this tutorial can be downloaded from the ANTS project repository at the University of Calgary Dspace: https://dspace.ucalgary.ca/handle/1880/48455

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    04/12/11 02:25 PM ET

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  • cinahl-alert
    Demonstrates how to have the results of your favorite database search come to your email inbox.

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    06/20/08 03:26 PM ET

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  • citations_ANTS_demo SWF
    Demonstrates how to retrieve article citations formatted in different citation styles (i.e. APA, MLA, Chicago Style) using tools and features in EBSCO, GALE, and CSA databases. Originally created by Paul Betty (Regis University) on September 29, 2009 using Adobe Captivate 3. Approximately 3:00 minutes. The Adobe Captivate source file and .swf file for the tutorial are available from the ANTS repository at the University of Calgary DSpace. https://dspace.ucalgary.ca/handle/1880/47436

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    04/14/11 07:04 PM ET

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  • Database Thesauri (Preziflash) MP4
    Introduces the concept of controlled language (a.k.a. thesauri) to index and organize materials in a database. Educates users as to who creates and edits the thesauri used in certain databases, while demonstrating the effective use of thesauri terms (a.k.a. subject headings) in database searches. Originally created by Leslie Mathews (Fielding Graduate University) on Nov. 17, 2010 using Camatasia Studio 7 and the Prezi Zooming Presentation Editor. Approx 3:30 in length. The Camtasia Studio 7 source files and the original .mp4 file for this tutorial can be downloaded at the ANTS project repository at the University of Calgary DSpace: https://dspace.ucalgary.ca/handle/1880/48277

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    04/12/11 01:44 PM ET

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  • Developing a good research question.
    The following tutorial is intended to help you begin developing research questions or thesis statements for the essays you are working on.

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    06/20/08 03:26 PM ET

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  • Don''t Google it, ASP it
    Shows why you should use Academic Search Premier instead of Google. Originally created by Richard Baer of Camosun College on May 19, 2009 using using Camtasia 6.0 Approximate viewing time 2:12 minutes.

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    03/10/11 05:24 PM ET

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  • Finding Creative Commons images
    Shows how to find Creative Commons images on flickr and Wikipedia Commons. Talks about Creative Commons licensing.scription...

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    06/20/08 03:26 PM ET

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  • Getting started with Google docs
    Demonstrates how to get a Google doc account, then how to create both a Word processing and a spreadsheet document.

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    06/20/08 03:26 PM ET

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  • google-gov2
    Use the domain search in Google advanced search to restrict a search to Government websites. Fixes the sound problem in Flash 9. 2:10 sec.

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    06/20/08 03:27 PM ET

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  • How to Create a Running Head in APA
    A very quick and simple method for inserting a Running head into your APA paper using Microsoft Word 2007. 1:26 min. Created by Richard Baer of Camosun College. This item is licensed under a Creative Commons License. This tutorial may be freely distributed or modified as long as the original tutorial is cited and credit given to the author. The unpublished Camtasia Studio camproj file may be downloaded from https://dspace.ucalgary.ca/handle/1880/48938

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    04/25/12 01:40 PM ET

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  • How to Narrow a Search for Scholarly Articles (HD)
    Demonstrates how to select appropriate search terms to narrow the scope of searches in the Science Direct database. Demonstrates that natural language searches are often more effective when search the full text of an article. Once the researcher has read one or more articles, the researcher is more likely to identify any jargon or scientific terms used for the topic. A second revised search of the abstract field can be performed using the newly identified jargon or scientific terms, often yielding more precise and relevant results. ; Originally created by Larry Sheret (Western State College of Colorado) using Camtasia Studio on Nov 10, 2010. Approx 2:33 in length. The Camtasia Studio source files, and the original .mp4 files for this tutorial can be retrieved from the ANTS project repository at the University of Calgary Dspace: https://dspace.ucalgary.ca/handle/1880/48266

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    09/07/12 09:18 AM ET

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  • How to Narrow a Search for Scholarly Articles Using ScienceDirect MP4 SWF
    Demonstrates how to select appropriate search terms to narrow the scope of searches in the Science Direct database. Demonstrates that natural language searches are often more effective when search the full text of an article. Once the researcher has read one or more articles, the researcher is more likely to identify any jargon or scientific terms used for the topic. A second revised search of the abstract field can be performed using the newly identified jargon or scientific terms, often yielding more precise and relevant results. ; Originally created by Larry Sheret (Western State College of Colorado) using Camtasia Studio on Nov 10, 2010. Approx 2:33 in length. The Camtasia Studio source files, and the original .mp4 files for this tutorial can be retrieved from the ANTS project repository at the University of Calgary Dspace: https://dspace.ucalgary.ca/handle/1880/48266

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    04/11/11 01:24 PM ET

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  • How to Write an Annotated Bibliography (CBE Style)
    This tutorial was created in PowerPoint and then recorded with Camtasia Studio 7. The .camproj file is available from dspace at U Calgary at http://dspace.ucalgary.ca/handle/1880/48940 as well as the official MP4 version.Writing annotated bibliographies is an effective way to evaluate and manage information. This tutorial uses CBE citation style, but the information applies to annotated bibliographies in any style, except for minor formatting differences. This tutorial may be downloaded, copied and modified. Proper credit should be given to the author. Copyright is retained by the author. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/.............................................................. Sheret, R. Larry, “Searching Project MUSE with Library of Congress Subject Headings,” COPPUL Animated Tutorial Sharing Project (ANTS) May 2, 2011. http://hdl.handle.net/1880/48498

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    05/16/12 03:38 PM ET

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  • Keyword Truncation MP4
    A brief interactive tutorial on using the search strategy of truncation when keyword searching. Produced with Captivate 4. Length: approximately 3:21.

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    04/12/11 04:59 PM ET

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  • Paraphrasing and APA citation
    Shows how to use a paragraph from an academic article in a nursing paper in APA format. Shows plagiarism, direct quotation and paraphrasing. 1:57 min.

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    04/07/11 07:23 PM ET

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  • Requesting Library Materials

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    10/17/12 04:23 PM ET

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  • rss-cam
    Shows how to get an account at bloglines.com and start reading blogs, magazines etc. in a web based RSS reader.

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    06/20/08 03:27 PM ET

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  • SWOT Analysis (using BSP and LexisNexis) HD SWF
    A SWOT analysis looks at a company's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. This three minute video will show you where and how to search for a company's SWOT. Viewing time: 3:01 min. This item is licensed under a Creative Commons License

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    04/11/11 01:50 PM ET

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  • SWOT Analysis (Using BSP and LexisNexis) MP4 SWF
    Defines the terms SWOT analysis. Demonstrates how to find and retrieve a company SWOT Analysis in the Business Source Premier database. Also demonstrates how to find similar information included in the company dossiers available from the LexisNexis Academic database. Originally created by Larry Sheret (Western States College of Colorado) using Camtasia Studio on November 24, 2010. Approx. 3:00 in length. The Camtasia Studio source file and original HD .mp4 for this tutorial can be downloaded from the ANTS project repository at the University of Calgary DSpace: https://dspace.ucalgary.ca/handle/1880/48281

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    04/11/11 01:50 PM ET

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  • Tips for Scholarly Searching
    You will learn how to convert from natural language to scholarly terminology in order to find the most relevant information. ScienceDirect is the database used in this example.

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    04/04/11 02:03 PM ET

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  • Using Alexa.com
    A demonstration of the Alexa.com web analytics website. The presenter provides a model for using Alexa.com as a means to judge website authority based on the data provided by Alexa.com. Created by Richard Baer on Dec. 17, 2008 using Camtasia Studio 5. Approximately 2:56 minute

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    03/25/11 01:35 PM ET

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  • Using Controlled Vocabulary for Better Search Results
    Describes the use of controlled vocabularies of subject headings used in a variety of library databases and catalogs. An example search in the Academic Search Elite database is performed to illustrate how to utilize subject headings in a search.

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    03/10/11 05:00 PM ET

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  • Using newspapers to find science research MP4
    Demonstrates a strategy of identifying science research in newspaper articles and how to find the original research article via the library databases. Originally created by Richard Baer (Camosun College) on January 21, 2011 using Camtasia Studio. Approx. 2:30 in length. The Camtasia Studio .mp4 and source files for this tutorial can be downloaded from the ANTS project repository at the University of Calgary DSpace: https://dspace.ucalgary.ca/handle/1880/48385

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    04/11/11 03:45 PM ET

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  • Using references in Word 2007
    Shows how to insert citations in text and add a bibliography or Works Cited page. (3:10 min)

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    11/14/08 04:48 PM ET

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  • Using Wikipedia wisely
    Using wikipedia. - fixes the sound problem with Flash 9.

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    06/20/08 03:27 PM ET

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  • What are Databases and Why Use Them
    This tutorial discusses what are databases and why they are important to research. It talks about the types of information found in databases, database search features, and how to locate both a database and the content found in a database via libraries. It a

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    03/08/11 06:33 PM ET

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  • what is database camproj file short version with music
    This tutorial tells people all about database and in particular all the features they offer to researchers.

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    04/08/10 10:43 AM ET

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  • What is Research?
    Much university student research is a compilation exercise. The model in this tutorial helps the student to move beyond mere data synthesis to research as problem solving. Includes Audio. Created November 2007 using Qarbon Viewletbuilder.

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    06/20/08 03:27 PM ET

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  • Zotero - Introduction MP4
    Demonstrates basic uses of the bibliographic citation management software Zotero for use with the Firefox web browser. Originally created by Richard Baer (Camosun College) November 19, 2009 using Camtasia Studio 6. The Camtasia Studio 6 source files and original .swf file for this tutorial can be accessed from the ANTS collection at the University of Calgary DSpace repository: https://dspace.ucalgary.ca/handle/1880/47532

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    04/14/11 02:43 PM ET

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  • Zotero - Using Groups MP4
    Demonstrates how to use the Groups feature to save and share your work with others. Requires creating a free account with Zotero during which you can specify the level of sharing and public accessibility. Originally created by Richard Baer (Camosun College) using Camtasia Studio 6 on Nov. 11, 2009. MP4 The Camtasia Studio 6 source file and original .mp4 file for this tutorial can be accessed fromthe ANTS collection at the University of Calgary DSpace repository: https://dspace.ucalgary.ca/handle/1880/47557 May also be viewed on LION TV at http://liontv.blip.tv/file/2912978/

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    04/14/11 10:54 AM ET

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  • Zotero - Word Processor Integration MP4
    This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0Zotero is an open source bibliographic citation management plug-in for the Firefox browse, similar in functionality to Endnote or Refworks. Originally created by Richard Baer (Camosun College) using Camtasia Studio on Dec 3, 2009. Approx 2:38 length. The original .mp4 and Camtasia Studio source files for this tutorial can be downloaded from the ANTS project repository at the university of Calgary Dspace: https://dspace.ucalgary.ca/handle/1880/47563 May also be viewed on LION TV at http://liontv.blip.tv/file/2932275/

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    04/14/11 11:48 AM ET

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    2:38

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