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Distance Learning Portal

ACU Brown Library guide to resources for online students.

Library Tutorials

Recording of Library Webinar covering searching, requesting materials, citation management, other helpful library resources and asking for help. Also includes the DLP welcome video with an overview of the library resources available.

Dr. Scott Self explains how to read a journal article (or anything else) effectively and efficiently

Includes the EdD guide webinar, how to search the Dissertations database, the Resources for Researchers tutorial by Dr. Williams, and the Reading Articles video by Dr. Self. Also included is the LEAD 711 tutorial by Dr. McCallon.

How to read a journal article by Dr. Self

LEAD 711 (2016) Advanced Searching Techniques

Included are the recording of the DNP guide webinar and how to search for a PICO question using PubMed video (non-ACU).

How to search for a PICO question in PubMed/MEDLINE (non-ACU).

Includes recording of the MMFT specific Library webinar from January 2022 and the searching within approved MMFT journal articles tutorial.

Includes recording of the Zotero webinar from November 2020, the Download Zotero v.5 tutorial, using Zotero with Chrome tutorial, and using Zotero with Firefox tutorial.

Short video showing how to download Zotero v.5 (Mac and PC, and Chrome, Firefox, Safari connectors/plugins)

Includes OneSearch Search Tips video, OneSearch Narrowing a Topic video, OneSearch Using Journal Finder video, and OneSearch Folders video.

This video will show you how to get a permalink to send to yourself, your professor, or anyone at ACU.

Explains the process of requesting articles, books, and book chapters (essays) from the library using InterLibrary Loan (ILL).
Note: See the Request Materials & ILL page (Physical Books & Textbook Delay tab) for more information and the policy for requesting books.

Includes a video on Searching Scriptures in ATLAS.

The first video explains the process of peer review and how to search for peer reviewed articles in the ACU library. You can find out if a journal publication is peer-reviewed by using the EBSCO Publication Finder. Another video also explains the peer review process and why it is important (non-ACU).

Explains peer review and how to find peer reviewed articles in the ACU Library.

A video from NCSU Libraries explaining the peer review process.
You can ask the ACU Library questions by clicking on Ask Us on the left.

Use LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) for refreshers in Microsoft products like Excel or PowerPoint or to help with study, organization, or writing skills. Go to LinkedIn Learning page, then click on Sign In on the right. Use your ACU email address under "Sign in with your organization account” below the Sign-In boxes. You should be directed to ACU's Sign-On page.

This video demonstrates how to search for news articles in Nexis Uni (formerly Lexis Nexis).