Library 101

The series of Things You Should Know About the Library, librarian Elaine Magusin shares additional Frequently Asked Questions: SEPTEMBER 18, 2002

Q: I’m trying to use one of the journal databases, but I’m not sure what the best way to search it is. How do I find out?

A: Most databases have online help files that provide tips on how to perform searches. In addition, we have created help sheets for the various database platforms AU Library has. They can be found: Scroll down the page until you find a heading that says: The following links provide help sheets for searching the databases.
If you need additional assistance, please contact AU Library, ext. 6254 or

Q: I’ve found an article that I want, but it’s a pdf file. How do I access it?

A: PDF files are accessible with the Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have the reader you can download it from the Library’s Toolbox: It’s a free download, and shouldn’t take too long (depending of course on your connection speed.)

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