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What the University Libraries Can Offer You

A guide for Alabama REACH scholars.

Searching in Scout

This video is an introduction to basic search functions in Scout, the University of Alabama Libraries' all-in-one discovery tool. Topics include what SCOUT searches, searching for keywords, navigating the results page, interpreting short and long records, saving searches and records, downloading resources, and using limiters to refine results.

This video covers some advanced search functions and concepts in Scout, UA Libraries' all-in-one discovery tool. Topic include search fields, boolean operators, controlled vocabulary, subject terms, search modes, smarttext searching, limiters, and using search history.

Multidisciplinary Databases

Use the main website's search and Scout (found top-left under "research tools") to simultaneously search multiple database and catalogs for articles, books, and more. For more broad searching, try the following databases.

Subject Databases

Evaluating Journals

Want to know if the journal you're looking at is influential? Check out these advanced resources for comprehensive data on literature, science, and social science journals.

Research Help

A quick run-down of the research and reference services we provide and how to use the Libraries website to get help when you need it. Covers how to find your librarian, ask a question online, schedule a research consultation, find tutorials and find our research guides.