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UH 129-006: HomeFirst (Nicole Prewitt): Start Here
A guide to resources for students doing research on housing stability, affordability, and homeownership for UH 129: HomeFirst (Fall 2020).
This guide provides access to resources for doing research on housing stability, affordability, and homeownership. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a research consultation with me, feel free to email me or submit your question via ask a librarian.
The main search tool for UA Libraries, Scout allows you to search the catalog, most of the libraries' databases, and the digital repository Acumen. Scout is a great place to start a broad search on a topic, but more targeted searching may be more successful in the catalog or subject-specific databases.
Search the traditional catalog to find print, ebook, music, sound recordings, video, video, and more in the Libraries' collections. The catalog is useful tool to help find specific items in the collection, rather than broad searching.
Scout is the libraries' main search tool. It searches most of our databases as well as the catalog. The video tutorials below guide you through searching in Scout.
Basic Searching in Scout
Advanced Searching in Scout
If you need materials that aren't available in the UA catalog, you can request them from another library via interlibrary loan. You can receive copies of physical books or scans of articles and book chapters. The video tutorial below provides instructions for setting up your account and requesting materials. A transcript is available at the link.