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NEW 407: Landscapes of the South (Spears): Start Here
A guide to library resources for students in NEW 407
This guide provides access to resources that will be useful to you for your research project in NEW 407: Landscapes of the South. If you're having trouble finding information on your topic, or want to go over using any of the resources that we didn't cover in class, email me. I'm happy to meet with you to help or answer questions over email!
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.