Do you have an assignment where you need to conduct a literature review on a topic but are not sure what literature reviews are, or how to find them?
A literature review examines the significant works (books, scholarly articles, dissertations, and other works) on a particular issue, area of research, or theory and provides a critical evaluation or analysis of each work in relation to the problem or topic being investigated.
To learn more, see the Literature Review guide.
Does the citing part of writing scare you? Do you feel like you are never quite sure when and how to cite your sources in an assignment?
The library is here to help! Learn how to read a citation and how to properly cite in APA, MLA or Chicago citation styles in our new guide: Citing Sources.
If you need further assistance, please contact a UAA/APU Consortium Librarian.
Are you aware that you can access Alaskan themed curriculum kits with an environmental education, natural or physical science focus?
Simply come to the UAA/APU Consortium Library with your UAA/APU ID or a Municipality library card, walk into ARLIS (Alaska Resources and Library Information Services) located on the first floor and you will be able to access a variety of materials that will enhance your curriculum and provide sensory opportunities for students in K-12.
For more information click here.
Enroll in LS 101: Introduction to Academic Library Research during Spring ’18 and learn how to effectively locate, evaluate, and ethically use information. This class will be offered in person. Click here to find out more.
Fall semester is almost upon us and if you are looking to acquire textbooks for your classes, remember that the library does not purchase textbooks. Luckily, there are some alternatives for you to consider:
1) Stop by the circulation desk to see if the book has been put on reserve by your professor for your class. Make sure you provide the people at the desk the instructor last name and the title of the book. Or you can check yourself by going to Course Reserves and looking for the course by instructor name, course ID or title.
2) Rent the textbook through the UAA Campus Bookstore or purchase a used copy.
For additional options: check out our Textbook guide .