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A list of Accessibility learning objects.
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Make Your Digital Media Project Accessible

This library guide will provide you with guidelines for making your digital projects such as presentations, videos, images and infographics, accessible.

    Assignment Help

    A list of Assignment Help learning objects.
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    Cite Right: MLA Works Cited List

    This video provides a basic introduction to how to create a works cited entry for a journal article using the MLA style. 

    How to Create a Poster

    Use this handout to create an academic poster in PowerPoint. Find information about poster layout, use of visuals, technical tips, and advice on presenting your poster. 

    Academic Poster Templates

    Use this preformatted template as a starting point for creating your academic poster in PowerPoint.

    • Inches: use this template if your computer is set to the US imperial system.
    • Centimeters: use this template if your computer is set to the metric system. 
    Find Freely Licensed Media to use in Your Digital Project

    This video will explain how to find and use freely licensed works in your digital projects.

    How to Find Sources Through PsycINFO

    This video will guide you through utilizing PsycINFO to efficiently search for scholarly literature in psychology, providing tips on refining searches, filtering results, and accessing full-text articles, aimed at enhancing research efficacy and access to relevant resources.

    What Is Grey Literature?

    This short Library video will define and describe grey literature and discuss how it can be useful to your research.

    How to Find Sources through Bibliography of British and Irish History

    This video will walk you through the steps to find sources in the Bibliography of British and Irish History database.

    How to Find Sources Through International Medieval Bibliography

    The video provides guidance on using the Bibliography of British and Irish History database, aiding researchers in locating scholarly sources covering topics related to British, Irish, and Commonwealth history, from 55 B.C.E. to the present, with tips on search strategies and result evaluation.

    How to Find Sources through America: History & Life

    This short Library video will show you how to identify journal articles and other scholarly sources through the database America: History and Life, one of the key search tools for history researchers at University of Guelph.

    How to Find Sources Through Historical Abstracts

    This short Library video will show you how to identify journal articles and other scholarly sources through the database Historical Abstracts, one of the key search tools for history researchers at University of Guelph.

    How to Read an Academic Book

    This short Library video will show you how to read a book for university-level research-based assignments.

    PowerPoint Tutorials for Your Academic Poster

    These tutorials will give you step-by-step instructions for creating an Academic Poster with PowerPoint. If you have never created a poster with PowerPoint, start with How to Resize Slides for Academic Posters and review the tutorials in the order provided. 

    Managing Nervousness Before Your Presentation

    This video will walk you through five tips to help manage your nerves before a presentation.

    Managing Nervousness During Your Presentation

    This video will walk you through five tips for managing your nerves during a presentation.

    Tool for Determining Allowable Uses of AI with Writing Assignments

    This document is a tool to help instructors determine and communicate allowable uses of artificial intelligence (AI) when assigning written work to their students. The tool helps instructors define skills-based learning objectives and provides a checklist to clarify the allowable and non-allowable uses of generative AI in the assignments.

    Note-taking and Writing Tips to Avoid Accidental Plagiarism

    This video will introduce you to two note-taking techniques and five writing tips to help you avoid accidental plagiarism.

    For blank templates see the Single and Multiple Note-taking Analysis Worksheets.

    The ABCs of Answering Difficult Questions in Academic Presentations

    This handout will provide you with three principles, the "ABCs," for answering difficult questions from your audience in an academic presentation.

    The (Many) Roles of TAs

    Teaching Assistants (TAs) have a number of responsibilities. Learn about what they do and how they can help you.

    Templates for Writing Thesis Statements

    Use these templates to help build a thesis statement.

    Seven Questions to Know Your Audience

    Use these seven questions to develop a presentation by keeping your audience in mind.

    Search Modifiers Cheat Sheet

    Learn how to use search modifiers to refine and filter your search results.

    Make the Most out of Office Hours

    Learn why and how to make use of your instructors office hours.

    5 Types of Thesis Statements

    What is a thesis statement? Read more about different types of thesis statements and examples to help you develop a more effective thesis statement of your own.

    How to Give Awesome Feedback

    Learn about different types of feedback and how to provide more helpful and actionable feedback.

    Developing a Research Question + Worksheet

    Learn how to take a broad topic and develop it into a research question that will define the scope of your project. 

    Dive Deeper: Deep Reflection 101

    Learn how and when to reflect to help you learn from your experiences at school, on an assignment, working with others or from a challenging experience.

    5 Questions to Strengthen Your Thesis Statement

    Use these 5 questions to help you evaluate and improve your thesis statement.

    10 Tips for Emailing Your Professor

    This handout provides tips and a template for drafting an email to your professor. 

    Boolean Operators Cheat Sheet

    Learn how to use boolean operators to improve your search results. 

    Integrating Controlled Terms Into A Keyword Search Using Search History in Ovid Medline
    5 Tips for Managing Group Conflict

    This video provides tips and strategies for managing difficulties in group work. 

    Cite Right: ASA In-Text Citation

    This video provides a basic introduction to citing a journal article in text. 

    Four Steps to Narrow Your Research Topic

    This video provides strategies to move from a broad topic to a more specific topic that you can explore in depth.

    5 Reasons to Use Reference Sources

    Why use reference sources? Watch this video to learn about the benefits of reference sources before you begin your research.

    Asking Questions to Explore Your Topic

    Learn about how to explore your broad topic in order to narrow your focus for a research assignment.

    Cite Your Sources: When and Why to Cite

    This short Library video will help you know why you have to cite your sources and when to do it.

    Presentation Planning 101

    Learn 6 steps to plan your presentation.

    Dealing with Group Conflict

    Learn some strategies to deal with group conflict.

    Understanding and Avoiding Plagiarism: Types of Plagiarism

    Learn about different types of plagiarism and how to avoid them.

    #PresentLikeAPro

    Learn how to give a great presentation.

    5 Expert Tips for Group Success

    Learn how to work successfully with your group.

    Schedule Yourself: 6 Easy Steps to Conquer Your Calendar

    Why make a weekly schedule? Time management is tough. A weekly timetable can help.

    What is Peer Review?

    This short Library video will define peer review and discuss why it is important to your research

    How to Create a Concept Map

    Follow these seven simple steps to create a concept map to help you study!

    Find Grey Literature

    This library guide will a collection of resources for finding grey literature.

      Find Geospatial Data

      This library guide will provide a selection of resources to help you find geospatial data.

      Cite Your Sources: CSE (Name-Year)

      This library guide will help you to properly cite different sources using the CSE (Name-Year) style.

        Cite Your Sources: CSE (Citation-Name)

        This library guide will help you to properly cite different sources using the CSE (Citation-Name) style.

        Find Country Information

        This library guide will provide you with resources to successfully find country information for your assignment.

          Write a Close Reading

          This library guide will provide you with an overview of what a close reading is, and the parts one includes.

          Cite Your Sources

          The library guide will provide you with guidance on how and why to properly cite your sources.

          Cite Your Sources: Chicago Notes & Bibliography

          This library guide will provide show you how to cite different sources using the Chicago Notes and Bibliography citation method.

          Write a Blog Post

          This library guide with organizing and writing a blog post.

          Find Background Information

          This library guide will provide you with an overview of what background information is, and where you can find it.

            Find Audio Recordings

            This library guide will provide you with a list of resources to find a variety of licensed audio recordings.

              Find Scholarly Articles

              This library guide will provide you with tips and resources for finding appropriate scholarly articles.

                Cite Your Sources: APA

                This library guide with detailed instructions on how how to cite different types of sources in APA style.

                Present Like a Pro: Giving an Academic Presentation

                This library guide will provide you with strategies to successfully prepare for an academic presentation.

                Succeed at Exams

                This library guide will provide you with tips and tools for different types of exam formats.

                  Study Effectively

                  This guide will provide you with a list of tools and strategies to develop effective study habits.

                  Master Time Management

                  This guide will provide you with tools and tips to manage your time effectively.

                  Study Effectively: Reading Critically

                  This guide will provide you with strategies to improve your critical reading skills.

                    Plagiarism and Academic Integrity

                    This guide will provide you with descriptions of plagiarism and academic integrity, and tips and resources to avoid plagiarism.

                      Control Procrastination

                      This library guide will provide you with tips and tools to help control procrastination.

                        Reflecting on a Course Activity

                        This video will walk you through a sample of a student reflection using the three stages of the "What, So What, Now What" model.

                        What is Critical Reflection? Introducing the "What, So What, Now What" Model

                        This video will introduce you to what critical reflection entails, and how to critically reflect using the "what, so what, now what" model.

                        Finding Primary Sources: Background Research

                        This video will identify the importance of doing background research in order to successfully find relevant primary sources.

                        What are Primary Sources?

                        This video will provide a concrete definition of what primary sources are, how they differ from secondary sources, and examples of what primary sources could be.

                        Excel Task Lists

                        Use the Task Lists Template to plan what you need to do each week and when you plan to do it.

                        Dos and Don'ts of Designing an Academic Poster

                        This video will outline a series of dos and don'ts you should follow when designing your academic poster.

                        4 Ways To Check Your Paper for Plagiarism

                        This video will give you strategies to use to check your paper for plagiarism. 

                        Write a University Essay

                        This library guide will provide you with strategies for writing different papers in university.

                        Find SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) Information

                        This library guide will provide an overview of what SWOT information is, and where and how to find it for your assignment.

                          Find Standards

                          This library guide will provide you with a list of resources for finding standards.

                            Find Audio, Images and Videos for Remixing

                            This library guide will provide you with a list resources for finding copyright-free images, audio and video files for your project.

                              Find Sources: Use One Relevant Source to Find Others

                              This library guide will provide you with two methods for tracking citations to help you find relevant sources for your assignments.

                              Control Procrastination: 8 Ways to Get Started

                              This library guide will provide you with eight strategies for getting started with studying or your assignment. 

                              Write a Précis

                              This library guide will guide you in writing the parts of a précis.

                              Write a Literature Review

                              This library guide will provide you with a description of the different parts and steps of writing a literature review.

                              Find Images

                              This library guide will assist you in finding free images for your assignments.

                                Work Effectively in Groups

                                This library guide will provide you with strategies for being successful in group work situations.

                                How to Read an Academic Article

                                This short Library video will show you how to read an academic article for a research-based assignment

                                Welcome to Critical Reading for Note Taking
                                Online Learning

                                This library guide will provide with you resources and strategies for navigating online learning.

                                Is this a Scholarly Journal Article?

                                This video will walk you through two criteria for evaluating to identify whether a source is a scholarly journal article.

                                Record Audio Interviews and Film Video Interviews

                                This library guide will provide you with tips for recording audio interviews as well as considerations for setting up and filming video interviews.

                                  What is Digital Storytelling?

                                  This video will explain what digital storytelling is, the steps to create one, and why you may want to create one.

                                  Create a Whiteboard Animation Video

                                  This library guide will provide a list of steps and recommended resources for creating a whiteboard animation video.  Examples of whiteboard animation videos are also included.

                                    Create a Digital Story

                                    This guide will walk you through the steps for planning and creating a digital story.

                                      Film a Pitch Video or Video Resume

                                      This library guide will walk you through five steps and tips for creating a pitch video or video resume.

                                        Make Your Video or Digital Content Public

                                        This library guide will provide you with recommendations for where to host your video or podcast, and how to provide proper credits within each medium.

                                          Learn Video and Filming Basics

                                          This library guide will provide you with tips for using the camera, and setting up microphones and lighting for live action filming.

                                            Use Your Calculator

                                            This library guide will walk you through four steps to learn how to use your calculator correctly.

                                              How to Integrate Critical Voice into Your Literature Review

                                              This video will explain what critical voice is, and how to successfully develop it in your own literature review.

                                              Write Clearly: Using Evidence Effectively

                                              This library guide will help you to successfully select, analyze and incorporate evidence from primary and secondary sources into your writing.

                                              Make Your Digital Media Project Accessible

                                              This library guide will provide you with guidelines for making your digital projects such as presentations, videos, images and infographics, accessible.

                                                Create Infographics

                                                This library guide will provide you with a list of tools for creating and finding infographics.

                                                  Instructor Toolkits

                                                  A list of Instructor Toolkits learning objects.
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                                                  Instructor Toolkit: Multiple Choice Exams

                                                  Instructors can review the different library resources to help students with Multiple Choice Exams. 

                                                  Instructor Toolkit: University Essay

                                                  Instructors can review library resources to support their students in writing an essay. 

                                                    Instructor Toolkit: Create a Digital Assignment

                                                    Instructors can discover library resources to create a digitial assignment, such as a video or podcast, for their course. 

                                                      Library Basics

                                                      A list of Library Basics learning objects.
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                                                      How to Check Out A Book Using the Self-Checkout Machine

                                                      This video provides a tutorial on using the self-checkout machine at McLaughlin Library. It covers steps such as selecting options on the screen, scanning the University of Guelph card and book barcodes, choosing receipt preferences, accessing account information, including checked-out items and fines, and seeking assistance if needed.

                                                      How to Photocopy at the University of Guelph Library

                                                      This short Library video will show you how to photocopy at the University of Guelph library.

                                                       
                                                      Have an Hour Between Classes? 5 Suggestions to get ahead in your coursework

                                                      This handout will help you plan and use your time effectively. 

                                                      10 Tips for Emailing Your Professor

                                                      This handout provides tips and a template for drafting an email to your professor. 

                                                      Plagiarism and Academic Integrity

                                                      This guide will provide you with descriptions of plagiarism and academic integrity, and tips and resources to avoid plagiarism.

                                                        Find Course Reserves

                                                        This library guide will help you to locate course reserves at the University of Guelph library.

                                                          How to Request An Item In Omni

                                                          This video will give viewers a detailed look at the process for requesting items in Omni.

                                                          How to Scan to A USB At McLaughlin Library

                                                          This video provides step-by-step instructions on how to scan to USB using the library's photocopiers. 

                                                          Connecting Google Scholar with the University of Guelph

                                                          This video provides instructions on how to connect Google Scholar to University of Guelph library resources.

                                                          Online Learning

                                                          This library guide will provide with you resources and strategies for navigating online learning.

                                                          Maps, GIS, & Data

                                                          A list of Maps, GIS, & Data learning objects.
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                                                          Use the Postal Code Conversion File (PCCF)

                                                          This library guide will help you to use the PCCF, which provides a link between the six-character postal codes and census geographic areas.

                                                          Indigenous Data Sovereignty

                                                          This guide navigates Indigenous Data and Indigenous Data Sovereignty (IDS). It covers data by, for, with, or about Indigenous peoples and communities.

                                                          Organizing Your Research Data

                                                          This guide is designed to benefit U of G researchers and outlines the best practices needed for organizing research data. Whether you are a faculty member, staff, or student, by the end of this guide you should be able to:

                                                          • Describe the best practices for organizing research data.
                                                          • Implement the best practices of research data organization when writing a Data Management Plan (DMP).
                                                          • Apply these best practices when preparing data for deposit in the U of G Research Data Repositories.
                                                          Analyze Data: R and RStudio

                                                          This library guide will introduce you to R and RStudio, statistical computing and analysis software.

                                                          Find Geospatial Data

                                                          This library guide will provide a selection of resources to help you find geospatial data.

                                                          Find Data & Statistics

                                                          This library guide will provide you with a list of resources to help find data and statistics for a variety of subject areas.

                                                          What is a t-test?

                                                          This video will explain what a t-test is, and how it is used.

                                                          What is Data?

                                                          This video will introduce you to the basics of qualitative and quantitative data, categorical and continuous data, and primary and secondary data, including what it is, why it's used and how it's collected.

                                                          Find Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Data

                                                          This library guide will provide you with an overview of what ESG data is, reasons for using it, and tools to find it.

                                                          What is an ANOVA?

                                                          This video will explain what an ANOVA is, and in what situations you should use an ANOVA over a t-test.

                                                          What's the difference between data and statistics?

                                                          This video will outline the main differences between data and statistics, to assist you in differentiating between the two.

                                                          Use NVivo

                                                          This library guide will help you to get started with Nvivo, a tool for deeply analyzing rich, text-based or multimedia information.

                                                          Use Stata

                                                          This library guide will help you to access and get started using Stata for analyzing, visualizing and managing your data.

                                                          Use MATLAB

                                                          This library guide will provide a brief introduction to MATLAB for conducting data analysis, numeric computation or data visualization.

                                                          Find Open Data

                                                          This library guide will provide you with an overview of what open data is, where to find it and how it's used.

                                                          Data Visualization

                                                          This library guide will provide you with four reasons why you should visualize your data.

                                                          Clean and Prepare Your Data

                                                          This library guide will provide you with a task list for properly cleaning your data.

                                                          Analyze Data: SPSS

                                                          This library guide will introduce you to SPSS, a tool used to generate descriptive statistics for data.

                                                          Analyze Data: SAS

                                                          This library guide will introduce you to the SAS tool, where you can clean your data and run your statistics.

                                                          Publishing Support

                                                          A list of Publishing Support learning objects.
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                                                          What are Creative Commons Licenses?

                                                          This video will define and outline the benefits of Creative Commons licenses and introduce you to the different types of Creative Commons licenses available.

                                                          Research

                                                          A list of Research learning objects.
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                                                          How to Search Omni

                                                          This video will demonstrate how to effectively utilize Omni, the University of Guelph's library search tool. It guides users through basic and advanced search techniques, filtering options, and accessing resources, aiming to enhance research efficiency for the university community.

                                                          How to Create a Poster

                                                          Use this handout to create an academic poster in PowerPoint. Find information about poster layout, use of visuals, technical tips, and advice on presenting your poster. 

                                                          Academic Poster Templates

                                                          Use this preformatted template as a starting point for creating your academic poster in PowerPoint.

                                                          • Inches: use this template if your computer is set to the US imperial system.
                                                          • Centimeters: use this template if your computer is set to the metric system. 
                                                          Find Freely Licensed Media to use in Your Digital Project

                                                          This video will explain how to find and use freely licensed works in your digital projects.

                                                          How to Find Sources Through PsycINFO

                                                          This video will guide you through utilizing PsycINFO to efficiently search for scholarly literature in psychology, providing tips on refining searches, filtering results, and accessing full-text articles, aimed at enhancing research efficacy and access to relevant resources.

                                                          What Is Grey Literature?

                                                          This short Library video will define and describe grey literature and discuss how it can be useful to your research.

                                                          3 Steps to Create An Effective Search Query

                                                          This video will provide you with three techniques for improving your search formulas.

                                                          How to Find Sources through Bibliography of British and Irish History

                                                          This video will walk you through the steps to find sources in the Bibliography of British and Irish History database.

                                                          How to Find Sources Through International Medieval Bibliography

                                                          The video provides guidance on using the Bibliography of British and Irish History database, aiding researchers in locating scholarly sources covering topics related to British, Irish, and Commonwealth history, from 55 B.C.E. to the present, with tips on search strategies and result evaluation.

                                                          How to Find Sources through America: History & Life

                                                          This short Library video will show you how to identify journal articles and other scholarly sources through the database America: History and Life, one of the key search tools for history researchers at University of Guelph.

                                                          How to Find Sources Through Historical Abstracts

                                                          This short Library video will show you how to identify journal articles and other scholarly sources through the database Historical Abstracts, one of the key search tools for history researchers at University of Guelph.

                                                          Searching for MeSH Headings Using the Mesh Browser

                                                          This video will demonstrate how to search for and identify suitable Medical Subject Headings, or MeSH, using the MeSH Browser.

                                                          Search Modifiers Cheat Sheet

                                                          Learn how to use search modifiers to refine and filter your search results.

                                                          Developing a Research Question + Worksheet

                                                          Learn how to take a broad topic and develop it into a research question that will define the scope of your project. 

                                                          Boolean Operators Cheat Sheet

                                                          Learn how to use boolean operators to improve your search results. 

                                                          Integrating Controlled Terms Into A Keyword Search Using Search History in Ovid Medline
                                                          EndNote Web: How to Create a Bibliography

                                                          This video will show you how to create a bibliography of your references using EndNote Web citation management software.

                                                          Endnote Web: How to Insert and Format Citations in Microsoft Word

                                                          This video will walk you through the steps to properly insert and format your citations in Word from EndNote Web.

                                                          Zotero: How to Organize Your References

                                                          This video will show you how to use the collections feature in Zotero to organize your references.

                                                          Four Steps to Narrow Your Research Topic

                                                          This video provides strategies to move from a broad topic to a more specific topic that you can explore in depth.

                                                          What are Creative Commons Licenses?

                                                          This video will define and outline the benefits of Creative Commons licenses and introduce you to the different types of Creative Commons licenses available.

                                                          5 Reasons to Use Reference Sources

                                                          Why use reference sources? Watch this video to learn about the benefits of reference sources before you begin your research.

                                                          Asking Questions to Explore Your Topic

                                                          Learn about how to explore your broad topic in order to narrow your focus for a research assignment.

                                                          What is Peer Review?

                                                          This short Library video will define peer review and discuss why it is important to your research

                                                          Indigenous Data Sovereignty

                                                          This guide navigates Indigenous Data and Indigenous Data Sovereignty (IDS). It covers data by, for, with, or about Indigenous peoples and communities.

                                                          Organizing Your Research Data

                                                          This guide is designed to benefit U of G researchers and outlines the best practices needed for organizing research data. Whether you are a faculty member, staff, or student, by the end of this guide you should be able to:

                                                          • Describe the best practices for organizing research data.
                                                          • Implement the best practices of research data organization when writing a Data Management Plan (DMP).
                                                          • Apply these best practices when preparing data for deposit in the U of G Research Data Repositories.
                                                          Find Grey Literature

                                                          This library guide will a collection of resources for finding grey literature.

                                                            Find Government Publications

                                                            This library guide will provide you with a list of resources to help with finding government publications.

                                                              Find Systematic Reviews

                                                              This library guide will help you with finding systematic reviews for health sciences and social and applied sciences and humanities.

                                                                Find eBooks

                                                                This library guide will assist you with finding eBooks through the University of Guelph Library collection.

                                                                  Find Ancient Sources

                                                                  This library guide will provide you with details on where to find ancient sources.

                                                                  Find Data & Statistics

                                                                  This library guide will provide you with a list of resources to help find data and statistics for a variety of subject areas.

                                                                  Find Country Information

                                                                  This library guide will provide you with resources to successfully find country information for your assignment.

                                                                    Find Company Information

                                                                    This library guide will give an overview of what company information is, and tools to help you find it.

                                                                      Find Books

                                                                      This library guide will provide you with resources for finding books for your academic work.

                                                                        Find Background Information

                                                                        This library guide will provide you with an overview of what background information is, and where you can find it.

                                                                          Find Audio Recordings

                                                                          This library guide will provide you with a list of resources to find a variety of licensed audio recordings.

                                                                            Cite Your Sources: ASA

                                                                            This library guide will show the proper way to format an ASA style citation for different source types.

                                                                            Find Scholarly Articles

                                                                            This library guide will provide you with tips and resources for finding appropriate scholarly articles.

                                                                              Study Effectively: Reading Critically

                                                                              This guide will provide you with strategies to improve your critical reading skills.

                                                                                What is a t-test?

                                                                                This video will explain what a t-test is, and how it is used.

                                                                                What is Fair Dealing?

                                                                                This video will show you how fair dealing may apply to you as a student or researcher, and what criteria are considered 'more' or 'less' fair when using others' work for research purposes.

                                                                                Finding Primary Sources: Background Research

                                                                                This video will identify the importance of doing background research in order to successfully find relevant primary sources.

                                                                                What are Primary Sources?

                                                                                This video will provide a concrete definition of what primary sources are, how they differ from secondary sources, and examples of what primary sources could be.

                                                                                Mendeley Desktop: How to use the Citation Plugin in Word

                                                                                This video will show you how to insert citations into Microsoft Word via Mendeley using the citation plugin.

                                                                                Manage Your Sources: Zotero

                                                                                This library guide will help you to use citation management tool, Zotero.

                                                                                Find Video Collections

                                                                                This library guide will provide you with a list of resources to help you find a variety of video content.

                                                                                  Find Theses & Dissertations

                                                                                  This library guide will assist you in finding University of Guelph theses and dissertations.

                                                                                    Find SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) Information

                                                                                    This library guide will provide an overview of what SWOT information is, and where and how to find it for your assignment.

                                                                                      Find Standards

                                                                                      This library guide will provide you with a list of resources for finding standards.

                                                                                        Find Online Music Scores

                                                                                        This library guide will help you to successfully locate music scores online.

                                                                                          Find Audio, Images and Videos for Remixing

                                                                                          This library guide will provide you with a list resources for finding copyright-free images, audio and video files for your project.

                                                                                            Find Sources: Use One Relevant Source to Find Others

                                                                                            This library guide will provide you with two methods for tracking citations to help you find relevant sources for your assignments.

                                                                                            Find Primary, Secondary & Tertiary Sources in the Sciences

                                                                                            This library guide will assist you in identifying primary, secondary and tertiary sources in the sciences.

                                                                                              Find Primary Sources

                                                                                              This library guide will provide you with a list of keywords and resources to help find primary sources, as well as criteria for analyzing them.

                                                                                                Find Patents

                                                                                                This library guide will provide guidance on how to find global, Canadian and American patents.

                                                                                                  Find Newspapers

                                                                                                  This library guide will help you find newspapers through the University of Guelph Library.

                                                                                                    Find Market Research

                                                                                                    This library guide will provide you with an overview of market research, and where and how to successfully find it.

                                                                                                      Manage Your Sources

                                                                                                      This library guide will provide you with a list of citation tools to help you manage the sources for your assignment.

                                                                                                      Find Legislation: USA

                                                                                                      This library guide will assist you with finding American legislation.

                                                                                                        Find Legislation: Canada

                                                                                                        This library guide will assist you in finding Canadian legislation.

                                                                                                          Find Legal Information

                                                                                                          This library guide will provide resources to help with finding Canadian, American and International legal information.

                                                                                                            Find Sources: Identify Key Sources

                                                                                                            This library guide will provide you with four methods for identifying key sources.

                                                                                                              Find Industry Information

                                                                                                              This library guide will provide you with a list of tools for finding industry information.

                                                                                                                Find Images

                                                                                                                This library guide will assist you in finding free images for your assignments.

                                                                                                                  Cite Your Sources: APA Reference List

                                                                                                                  This video explains how to format and structure your reference list in APA format.  Please note this is using APA 6th edition.

                                                                                                                  Cite Your Sources: APA In-Text Citations

                                                                                                                  This video explains how to properly format in-text citations in APA format.  Please note this video uses APA 6th Edition.

                                                                                                                  Welcome to Critical Reading for Note Taking
                                                                                                                  Articles, Journals, and Databases: What's the difference?

                                                                                                                  This video will describe the difference between articles, journals and databases to help you better understand what you're searching.

                                                                                                                  How to Request An Item In Omni

                                                                                                                  This video will give viewers a detailed look at the process for requesting items in Omni.

                                                                                                                  Finding Journal Articles Using PubMed

                                                                                                                  This video provides an overview of how to effectively use PubMed to find research articles. 

                                                                                                                  Introduction to U of G’s Archival & Special Collections

                                                                                                                  This video provides an introduction to the University of Guelph's Archival & Special Collections. It showcases different items from the various collections.

                                                                                                                  Is this a Scholarly Journal Article?

                                                                                                                  This video will walk you through two criteria for evaluating to identify whether a source is a scholarly journal article.

                                                                                                                  What is an ANOVA?

                                                                                                                  This video will explain what an ANOVA is, and in what situations you should use an ANOVA over a t-test.

                                                                                                                  What's the difference between data and statistics?

                                                                                                                  This video will outline the main differences between data and statistics, to assist you in differentiating between the two.

                                                                                                                  How to Develop Keywords

                                                                                                                  This video will introduce you to one approach for identifying keywords for your research topic.

                                                                                                                  Find Open Data

                                                                                                                  This library guide will provide you with an overview of what open data is, where to find it and how it's used.

                                                                                                                  Clean and Prepare Your Data

                                                                                                                  This library guide will provide you with a task list for properly cleaning your data.

                                                                                                                  Software

                                                                                                                  A list of Software learning objects.
                                                                                                                  TitleDescriptionTags
                                                                                                                  Use the Postal Code Conversion File (PCCF)

                                                                                                                  This library guide will help you to use the PCCF, which provides a link between the six-character postal codes and census geographic areas.

                                                                                                                  Create a Digital Design with Canva

                                                                                                                  This library guide will provide you with step-by-step instructions for using online graphic design tool, Canva.

                                                                                                                    EndNote Web: How to Create a Bibliography

                                                                                                                    This video will show you how to create a bibliography of your references using EndNote Web citation management software.

                                                                                                                    Endnote Web: How to Insert and Format Citations in Microsoft Word

                                                                                                                    This video will walk you through the steps to properly insert and format your citations in Word from EndNote Web.

                                                                                                                    Zotero: How to Organize Your References

                                                                                                                    This video will show you how to use the collections feature in Zotero to organize your references.

                                                                                                                    Analyze Data: R and RStudio

                                                                                                                    This library guide will introduce you to R and RStudio, statistical computing and analysis software.

                                                                                                                    Mendeley Desktop: How to use the Citation Plugin in Word

                                                                                                                    This video will show you how to insert citations into Microsoft Word via Mendeley using the citation plugin.

                                                                                                                    Create a Digital Design with Piktochart

                                                                                                                    This library guide will provide you with step-by-step instructions for using free, online graphic design tool, Piktochart.

                                                                                                                      Edit Video: WeVideo

                                                                                                                      This library guide will provide step-by-step instructions for editing videos in web-based software, WeVideo.

                                                                                                                        Record Audio with Audacity

                                                                                                                        This library guide will provide you with step-by-step instructions for operating audio recording software, Audacity.

                                                                                                                          Manage Your Sources: Zotero

                                                                                                                          This library guide will help you to use citation management tool, Zotero.

                                                                                                                          Find Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Data

                                                                                                                          This library guide will provide you with an overview of what ESG data is, reasons for using it, and tools to find it.

                                                                                                                          Record Audio Interviews and Film Video Interviews

                                                                                                                          This library guide will provide you with tips for recording audio interviews as well as considerations for setting up and filming video interviews.

                                                                                                                            What is Digital Storytelling?

                                                                                                                            This video will explain what digital storytelling is, the steps to create one, and why you may want to create one.

                                                                                                                            Create a Whiteboard Animation Video

                                                                                                                            This library guide will provide a list of steps and recommended resources for creating a whiteboard animation video.  Examples of whiteboard animation videos are also included.

                                                                                                                              Create a Digital Story

                                                                                                                              This guide will walk you through the steps for planning and creating a digital story.

                                                                                                                                Make Your Video or Digital Content Public

                                                                                                                                This library guide will provide you with recommendations for where to host your video or podcast, and how to provide proper credits within each medium.

                                                                                                                                  Make Your Digital Media Project Accessible

                                                                                                                                  This library guide will provide you with guidelines for making your digital projects such as presentations, videos, images and infographics, accessible.

                                                                                                                                    Create an Academic Poster

                                                                                                                                    This library guide will help you, and provide you with resources for successfully creating an academic poster using PowerPoint.

                                                                                                                                    Use NVivo

                                                                                                                                    This library guide will help you to get started with Nvivo, a tool for deeply analyzing rich, text-based or multimedia information.

                                                                                                                                    Use Stata

                                                                                                                                    This library guide will help you to access and get started using Stata for analyzing, visualizing and managing your data.

                                                                                                                                    Use MATLAB

                                                                                                                                    This library guide will provide a brief introduction to MATLAB for conducting data analysis, numeric computation or data visualization.

                                                                                                                                    Read eBooks: Scholars Portal Books

                                                                                                                                    This library guide will help you to search and download Scholars Portal eBooks.

                                                                                                                                      Read eBooks: EBSCOhost eBooks

                                                                                                                                      This library guide will help you to search and download eBooks with EBSCOhost eBooks.

                                                                                                                                        Read eBooks: eBook Central

                                                                                                                                        This library guide will help you effectively search and download eBooks from eBook central.

                                                                                                                                          Read eBooks: Adobe Digital Editions

                                                                                                                                          This library guide will help you with downloading and setting up Adobe Digital Editions.

                                                                                                                                            Create Diagrams in Google Drawings

                                                                                                                                            This library guide will provide step-by-step instructions for creating diagrams/designs in Google Drawings.

                                                                                                                                              Create Music & Record Audio with GarageBand

                                                                                                                                              This library guide will provide step-by-step instructions for creating music and recording audio in GarageBand.

                                                                                                                                                Analyze Data: SPSS

                                                                                                                                                This library guide will introduce you to SPSS, a tool used to generate descriptive statistics for data.

                                                                                                                                                Analyze Data: SAS

                                                                                                                                                This library guide will introduce you to the SAS tool, where you can clean your data and run your statistics.

                                                                                                                                                Studying

                                                                                                                                                A list of Studying learning objects.
                                                                                                                                                TitleDescriptionTags
                                                                                                                                                How to Create a Poster

                                                                                                                                                Use this handout to create an academic poster in PowerPoint. Find information about poster layout, use of visuals, technical tips, and advice on presenting your poster. 

                                                                                                                                                Academic Poster Templates

                                                                                                                                                Use this preformatted template as a starting point for creating your academic poster in PowerPoint.

                                                                                                                                                • Inches: use this template if your computer is set to the US imperial system.
                                                                                                                                                • Centimeters: use this template if your computer is set to the metric system. 
                                                                                                                                                How to Read an Academic Book

                                                                                                                                                This short Library video will show you how to read a book for university-level research-based assignments.

                                                                                                                                                We Need to Talk: Tips for Participating in Class Discussions

                                                                                                                                                Have trouble participating in class discussions? Here are some tips to help you out.

                                                                                                                                                Study Smarter, Not Harder

                                                                                                                                                Study Smarter, Not Harder: Understanding the difference between passive and active learning

                                                                                                                                                How to Ask Questions in Class

                                                                                                                                                Learn tips on how to be comfortable asking questions in class.

                                                                                                                                                Have an Hour Between Classes? 5 Suggestions to get ahead in your coursework

                                                                                                                                                This handout will help you plan and use your time effectively. 

                                                                                                                                                How to ask for an Academic Reference

                                                                                                                                                This checklist will help keep you organized when asking for academic references when applying to academic programs. 

                                                                                                                                                Dive Deeper: Deep Reflection 101

                                                                                                                                                Learn how and when to reflect to help you learn from your experiences at school, on an assignment, working with others or from a challenging experience.

                                                                                                                                                5 Tips for Managing Group Conflict

                                                                                                                                                This video provides tips and strategies for managing difficulties in group work. 

                                                                                                                                                #PresentLikeAPro

                                                                                                                                                Learn how to give a great presentation.

                                                                                                                                                5 Expert Tips for Group Success

                                                                                                                                                Learn how to work successfully with your group.

                                                                                                                                                Schedule Yourself: 6 Easy Steps to Conquer Your Calendar

                                                                                                                                                Why make a weekly schedule? Time management is tough. A weekly timetable can help.

                                                                                                                                                How to Create a Concept Map

                                                                                                                                                Follow these seven simple steps to create a concept map to help you study!

                                                                                                                                                Study Effectively: The Cornell Method of Note Taking

                                                                                                                                                This library guide will provide you with how to properly use and adapt the cornell note-taking method for studying.

                                                                                                                                                  Study Effectively: Creating a Concept Map

                                                                                                                                                  This library guide you with the steps to make a concept map for studying.

                                                                                                                                                    Master Time Management: Making the Most of Breaks and Rewards

                                                                                                                                                    This library guide will provide you with strategies for utilizing your time and breaks effectively.

                                                                                                                                                    Study Effectively: 7 Steps to Better Concentration

                                                                                                                                                    This library guide will walk you through seven steps to help with concentrating.

                                                                                                                                                      Succeed at Exams

                                                                                                                                                      This library guide will provide you with tips and tools for different types of exam formats.

                                                                                                                                                        Study Effectively

                                                                                                                                                        This guide will provide you with a list of tools and strategies to develop effective study habits.

                                                                                                                                                        Master Time Management

                                                                                                                                                        This guide will provide you with tools and tips to manage your time effectively.

                                                                                                                                                        Study Effectively: Reading Critically

                                                                                                                                                        This guide will provide you with strategies to improve your critical reading skills.

                                                                                                                                                          Control Procrastination

                                                                                                                                                          This library guide will provide you with tips and tools to help control procrastination.

                                                                                                                                                            5 Ways to Study with a Matrix Chart

                                                                                                                                                            The video will describe five different ways to use a matrix chart for studying purposes.

                                                                                                                                                            Excel Task Lists

                                                                                                                                                            Use the Task Lists Template to plan what you need to do each week and when you plan to do it.

                                                                                                                                                            Excel Weekly Schedule Template

                                                                                                                                                            Use the Weekly Schedule Template to create your own personalized weekly schedule that you can easily modify.

                                                                                                                                                            Succeed at Exams: Writing Essay Exams

                                                                                                                                                            This library guide will help you to effectively plan and make the best use of your time when writing essay exams.

                                                                                                                                                            Control Procrastination: Understanding Procrastination

                                                                                                                                                            This library guide will provide you with explanations for procrastination.

                                                                                                                                                            Study Effectively: Learning from Textbooks

                                                                                                                                                            This library guide will provide you with some strategies for reading, and effectively highlighting in the textbooks for your courses.

                                                                                                                                                            Study Effectively: SQ4R

                                                                                                                                                            This library guide will introduce the SQ4R method of studying textbooks, and explain the steps to implement the study strategy effectively.

                                                                                                                                                            Control Procrastination: Short-Term Solutions

                                                                                                                                                            This library guide will provide you with strategies for reducing procrastination caused by a variety of factors.

                                                                                                                                                            Succeed at Exams: Short-Answer Exams

                                                                                                                                                            This library guide will help you to prepare for, and write short-answer exams.

                                                                                                                                                            Control Procrastination: 8 Ways to Get Started

                                                                                                                                                            This library guide will provide you with eight strategies for getting started with studying or your assignment. 

                                                                                                                                                            Succeed at Exams: Problem-Solving Exams

                                                                                                                                                            This library guide will assist you in studying and writing problem-solving exams.

                                                                                                                                                            Succeed at Exams: Preparing for Essay Exams

                                                                                                                                                            This library guide will help you to effectively prepare for writing essay exams.

                                                                                                                                                            Succeed at Exams: Multiple Choice Exams

                                                                                                                                                            This library guide will explain how to prepare for studying and writing multiple choice exams.

                                                                                                                                                            Math Without a Calculator

                                                                                                                                                            This library guide will provide you with the steps to take to do math without using a calculator.

                                                                                                                                                            Study Effectively: 7 Strategies to Manage Distractions

                                                                                                                                                            This library guide will provide you with seven strategies to help with managing distractions.

                                                                                                                                                              Succeed at Exams: Lab Exams

                                                                                                                                                              This library guide will provide you with strategies for studying and writing lab exams.

                                                                                                                                                              How to Create a Matrix Chart

                                                                                                                                                              This video will explain what a matrix chart is, and the six steps you can use to create one.

                                                                                                                                                              How to Read an Academic Article

                                                                                                                                                              This short Library video will show you how to read an academic article for a research-based assignment

                                                                                                                                                              Online Learning

                                                                                                                                                              This library guide will provide with you resources and strategies for navigating online learning.

                                                                                                                                                              Succeed at Exams: Analyzing Exam Errors

                                                                                                                                                              This library guide will help you to analyze five different types of common exam errors.

                                                                                                                                                              Use Your Calculator

                                                                                                                                                              This library guide will walk you through four steps to learn how to use your calculator correctly.

                                                                                                                                                                Writing

                                                                                                                                                                A list of Writing learning objects.
                                                                                                                                                                TitleDescriptionTags
                                                                                                                                                                Cite Right: MLA Works Cited List

                                                                                                                                                                This video provides a basic introduction to how to create a works cited entry for a journal article using the MLA style. 

                                                                                                                                                                Tool for Determining Allowable Uses of AI with Writing Assignments

                                                                                                                                                                This document is a tool to help instructors determine and communicate allowable uses of artificial intelligence (AI) when assigning written work to their students. The tool helps instructors define skills-based learning objectives and provides a checklist to clarify the allowable and non-allowable uses of generative AI in the assignments.

                                                                                                                                                                Note-taking and Writing Tips to Avoid Accidental Plagiarism

                                                                                                                                                                This video will introduce you to two note-taking techniques and five writing tips to help you avoid accidental plagiarism.

                                                                                                                                                                For blank templates see the Single and Multiple Note-taking Analysis Worksheets.

                                                                                                                                                                Using Articles in English Grammar: Indefinite (A, An) and Definite (The)

                                                                                                                                                                Using this handout, you will be able to identify when to use a, an, and the with countable and non-countable nouns in English.

                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                Templates for Writing Thesis Statements

                                                                                                                                                                Use these templates to help build a thesis statement.

                                                                                                                                                                Reference Letter Email Template

                                                                                                                                                                This handout provides a template for email your instructor to ask for an academic reference. 

                                                                                                                                                                5 Types of Thesis Statements

                                                                                                                                                                What is a thesis statement? Read more about different types of thesis statements and examples to help you develop a more effective thesis statement of your own.

                                                                                                                                                                How to Give Awesome Feedback

                                                                                                                                                                Learn about different types of feedback and how to provide more helpful and actionable feedback.

                                                                                                                                                                5 Questions to Strengthen Your Thesis Statement

                                                                                                                                                                Use these 5 questions to help you evaluate and improve your thesis statement.

                                                                                                                                                                10 Tips for Emailing Your Professor

                                                                                                                                                                This handout provides tips and a template for drafting an email to your professor. 

                                                                                                                                                                Integrating Controlled Terms Into A Keyword Search Using Search History in Ovid Medline
                                                                                                                                                                Dissertation Boot Camp - Online and In-Person

                                                                                                                                                                This video provides an overview and participants' experiences with the in-person and online program Dissertation Boot Camp, a library program that assists students with planning and finishing the Masters or PhD dissertation. 

                                                                                                                                                                Have I accidentally plagiarized? How to Use Turnitin to Check for Plagiarism

                                                                                                                                                                This video shows you how to use the similarity index in Turnitin to check for plagiarism. 

                                                                                                                                                                Cite Right: ASA In-Text Citation

                                                                                                                                                                This video provides a basic introduction to citing a journal article in text. 

                                                                                                                                                                Four Steps to Narrow Your Research Topic

                                                                                                                                                                This video provides strategies to move from a broad topic to a more specific topic that you can explore in depth.

                                                                                                                                                                Cite Your Sources: When and Why to Cite

                                                                                                                                                                This short Library video will help you know why you have to cite your sources and when to do it.

                                                                                                                                                                Understanding and Avoiding Plagiarism: Types of Plagiarism

                                                                                                                                                                Learn about different types of plagiarism and how to avoid them.

                                                                                                                                                                Cite Your Sources: CSE (Name-Year)

                                                                                                                                                                This library guide will help you to properly cite different sources using the CSE (Name-Year) style.

                                                                                                                                                                  Cite Your Sources: CSE (Citation-Name)

                                                                                                                                                                  This library guide will help you to properly cite different sources using the CSE (Citation-Name) style.

                                                                                                                                                                  Write a Critical Review

                                                                                                                                                                  This library guide will provide you with a list of steps and tips for writing the parts of your critical review.

                                                                                                                                                                  Write a Close Reading

                                                                                                                                                                  This library guide will provide you with an overview of what a close reading is, and the parts one includes.

                                                                                                                                                                  Write a Book Review

                                                                                                                                                                  This library guide will provide you with guidance on writing and organizing a book review.

                                                                                                                                                                  Write a Blog Post

                                                                                                                                                                  This library guide with organizing and writing a blog post.

                                                                                                                                                                  Cite Your Sources: APA

                                                                                                                                                                  This library guide with detailed instructions on how how to cite different types of sources in APA style.

                                                                                                                                                                  Write an Annotated Bibliography

                                                                                                                                                                  This library guide will describe what an annotated bibliography is, the different types and how an annotated bibliography should be organized.

                                                                                                                                                                  What is Critical Reflection? Introducing the "What, So What, Now What" Model

                                                                                                                                                                  This video will introduce you to what critical reflection entails, and how to critically reflect using the "what, so what, now what" model.

                                                                                                                                                                  4 Ways To Check Your Paper for Plagiarism

                                                                                                                                                                  This video will give you strategies to use to check your paper for plagiarism. 

                                                                                                                                                                  Create a Script for Your Digital Project

                                                                                                                                                                  This library guide will provide you with tips before writing your script, and introduce you to the six script-writing principles to follow when writing your own.

                                                                                                                                                                    Write a University Essay

                                                                                                                                                                    This library guide will provide you with strategies for writing different papers in university.

                                                                                                                                                                    Write a Précis

                                                                                                                                                                    This library guide will guide you in writing the parts of a précis.

                                                                                                                                                                    Write an Online Discussion

                                                                                                                                                                    This library guide will provide you with tips on how to write different parts of a discussion post for your classes.

                                                                                                                                                                    Cite Your Sources: MLA

                                                                                                                                                                    This library guide will show you how to cite different types of sources in MLA format.

                                                                                                                                                                    Write a Literature Review

                                                                                                                                                                    This library guide will provide you with a description of the different parts and steps of writing a literature review.

                                                                                                                                                                    Write Lab Reports or Research Reports

                                                                                                                                                                    This library guide will assist you with writing different parts of your lab or research report.

                                                                                                                                                                      Write Clearly: Punctuation

                                                                                                                                                                      This library guide will assist you in using punctuation properly in your writing.

                                                                                                                                                                      Write Clearly: Grammar

                                                                                                                                                                      This library guide will provide grammar strategies to improve your writing.

                                                                                                                                                                      Welcome to Critical Reading for Note Taking
                                                                                                                                                                      How to Integrate Critical Voice into Your Literature Review

                                                                                                                                                                      This video will explain what critical voice is, and how to successfully develop it in your own literature review.

                                                                                                                                                                      Write Clearly: Using Evidence Effectively

                                                                                                                                                                      This library guide will help you to successfully select, analyze and incorporate evidence from primary and secondary sources into your writing.

                                                                                                                                                                      Write Clearly: Style

                                                                                                                                                                      This library guide will provide you with six steps for improving your writing style.

                                                                                                                                                                      Write Clearly: Using Quotations in Your Essay

                                                                                                                                                                      This library guide will help you to correctly and effectively integrate quotations in your essay.

                                                                                                                                                                      Write a Critical Review of a Scientific Journal Article

                                                                                                                                                                      This library guide will assit you with analyzing and writing your own critique of scientific texts.

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