All of the online tools featured on other tabs are featured here.
Library personnel can re-use any of these boxes on their research or course guides as these below are written to a student audience. Boxes on the other tabs are written for a librarian/faculty audience).
Introduction to UK Libraries will highlight important resources and services that you can use as a UK students. This includes items like how to print from your laptop, how to use the View Now button to access articles, and where the libraries are on campus.
Online Information Literacy is a 40 minute, self-paced Information Literacy tutorial in Canvas, UK's learning management system. Anyone affiliated with UK can sign up to take the course. This short course will help you gain valuable information literacy skills that will help you better your understanding of how to locate, evaluate, and use information.
Length: Approximately 40 minutes
Watch this short video for an overview and tips to get the most out of our new discovery system, InfoKat Discovery. IKD includes our library catalog plus additional resources, including content from some (not all!) article databases and local digital collections.
While Introduction to UK Libraries is tailored to students new in the Master's of Library Science program, it can help you understand how the proxy server works when you're off campus, popular databases to use, and how to get in touch with a librarian.
Length: Approximately 10 minutes
Developing a Research Topic will give you insight into the process of what makes a good research topic and how it often evolves over the course of a project.
This 90 second video will detail how to find a specific article and a specific book via UK Libraries.
New to UK Libraries? Or just want to test your library knowledge? Try to collect all 25 books in this fun game, designed to reinforce some important library tips that will help you make the most of UK Libraries.
Length: Approximately 10-12 minutes
How to Find a Book on the Shelf provides a brief, basic overview of Library of Congress call numbers, provides practice putting them in order, and explains how to find a book in Young Library.
Length: 3-5 minutes
Kopernio is a free browser extension that facilitates one-click access to the full-text of research articles.
Kopernio finds available PDFs by searching both open access articles and the University of Kentucky Libraries journal subscriptions to find you pdf versions of an article. Then with one click you can access the pdf.
Caution: Kopernio works with certain databases and internet search engines such as: Google Scholar, Web of Science, PubMed.
Copyright Overview: Using Images provides an introduction to copyright, public domain, fair use, and Creative Commons licenses. You will learn how to determine fair use of an image, why Creative Commons-licensed images are a good option to use, and look at examples of creative works.
Length: Approximately 10 minutes
Selecting Search Terms is a quick video that can help you understand which terms will best help you find resources related to your chosen topic.
This video, Evaluating Database Results, is helpful for understanding the criteria you can use in determining if an article is good to move forward with. The criteria is often referred to as the "CRAAP Test" because of its focus on Currency, Relevancy, Accuracy, Authority, and Purpose.
The Using the View Now Button animation explains what this button is and how to use it when you come across it in library databases.
For materials that UK does not own, Interlibrary Loan is a great service for you to be familiar with. This short clip about Interlibrary Loan explains what ILL is and how to request materials using it.
Boolean Operators are a great way for you to broaden, narrow, and refine your search results. This Boolean Operators animation illustrates what each operator does.
This Selecting Search Terms animation is helpful understanding the process of turning your research topic into helpful search terms in our databases.
This site is designed to help students find inspiration for writing their first college-level research paper. Use the navigational tools to explore abstracts written by your colleagues – undergraduate students at UK! Browse subjects you are interested in to get inspiration as you plan your paper topic. Then use the library resources for that subject area to help you find published research in that area.