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Scout is the library's academic search engine (basically the library's version of Google). Scout is a good place to start any research project because you can find eBooks, scholarly journal articles, newspaper articles, and more.
Research Guides are websites that compile all the resources that you might need for a research project for a specific class. We have a number of research guides for HES classes, so you may find these useful as you continue on through your college career. Simply scroll down to "Human Environmental Sciences" and click the drop-down to see all the HES guides.
Scout links to over half of our databases, but not all of them, so you may need to use some of our other databases (especially as you move into more upper-level classes). You can either do a keyword search for a specific database, or click the "subjects" menu and scroll down to "Human Environmental Sciences" to see all the databases specifically for HES classes.
Here you'll find more video tutorials about UA Library resources (Scout, individual databases, library services, etc.)
This guide is meant primarily to show you the basics of using our library's website, and to let you know who to contact for research help. Distance students may not have access to the physical libraries, but there's much more to The University of Alabama Libraries than just print books. Using our library's website, you can find and access eBooks, scholarly journal articles, magazine articles, newspaper articles, streaming video, and more.
I am the library's liaison to The College of Human Environmental Sciences, so if you have any questions about using the library's resources, or need some extra research help, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 205-348-6584.