University of Phoenix University Library User Manual [pic] [pic] Presented by: Team A, LLC. University of Phoenix Table of Contents University Library Extensive contents and services for research via Keyword and or Subject eBooks Online access to course textbooks: Business and ManagementInformation TechnologyGeneral Studies Center for Writing and Math Excellence The Center for Writing Excellence is an online writing lab that consists of several tools, resources, useful links and reviewing services for students to improve their writing skills.
You can find resources in the Center for Mathematics Excellence to help you in your mathematics and statistics classes, as well as information on how to apply your mathematical skills to your chosen field of study and profession. Element K Tutorials The University of Phoenix is excited to offer all of our students and faculty access to element K’s collection of over 200 business and technology tutorials. The following selections are available from the links above. Student Labs
Student Accounting Lab Student Avoiding Plagiarism LabStudent Critical Thinking Lab Student Economics Lab Student Finance Lab Student Java Programming Lab Student Marketing Lab Student Statistics Lab Student Success Tools Lab Student Writing Lab Introduction This manual will cover the University of Phoenix Library section. The university library is a place where students will find an exhaustive catalog of books and materials to help the student through their tenure while attending school. This manual will help guide you through the library, access its many pages, and the uses of self-help areas.
Debbie: Appropriate heading, legible font selections & Centers for Writing and Math William: eBook Christina Barbosa: Element K Daniel: PPP and manual visual designs, student lab Kevin: University Library (since Kevin dropped out and this area is close to eBooks, I will write on this) eBook University of Phoenix eBook section is the student’s access to all course textbooks. Each instructor will readily identify text books that are required for their course. However, other text books are available here at the eBook section to aid in research.
Text books that are available are from business and management, education, general studies; health and human services, information technology, and doctoral studies can be found here. Each section has subsections that are broken down to 75 different areas. To further help the students’ research efforts, a search section is available to help narrow the search. Search options include full text, title, and author and then a search field. This section of the manual will show you how to navigate and search for various materials. To get started, log on to your University of Phoenix student web page.
This will take you to your student home page that looks similar to Figure 1. [pic] Figure 1 From here, click on Library link located toward the top of the page. From this page, there are two ways to get to the eBook web page. One way is to click on the eBooks in the blue highlighted area. The other way is to click on the eBooks icon located just below the blue highlighted area. Click on either button to continue. See Figure 2. [pic] Figure 2 Once in the eBook section, students will find the section broken down into seven different categories.
Those categories are further broken down to 75 subsections. There are three ways to retrieve the information the student will need for their classes in this section. Business and Management will be used to show how to search for information. See Figure 3 as the explanation continues. [pic] Figure 3 Ways to retrieve information: (1, 2, 3 above correspond to the below) 1) Clicking on Business and Management will bring up all electronic books the library listed under Business and Management. This is an extensive list and does not filter any books. ) Clicking on any subcategory will display all books for that subcategory of Business and Management. 3) A search option is provided to search only items the students need. The search can be done by using full text, title, or by author. A search by any of these methods will produce any eBook with the search string to include the chapter where it can be found. Center for Writing Excellence The Center for Writing Excellence is an online writing lab that consists of several tools, resources, useful links and reviewing services for students to improve their writing skills. Writing Tools & Resources
Writing & Style Guidelines Here is where you can find information on the formatting standards that are expected when submitting your papers at University of Phoenix. Writing & Style Information Sample Paper- This guideline shows you how to write a paper in APA format. Reference and Citation Examples – This reference shows you examples of how references and citations should look and be formatted. Reference and Citation Generator – This reference is a simple and fast way to format most all citations. Title Page Template – To use the APA Title Page Template, download and save the document to your computer.
Open the document and replace the title in the running head with your paper title, add your name and the university’s name, and adjust the page header with the first two to three words of your title. Repeat the title of your paper on the top of the second page and begin writing your essay. Riverpoint Writer – Riverpoint Writer is a new formatting tool to the CWE and will put your paper in APA format as you type. Writing Samples Sample Paper- This guideline shows you how to write a paper in APA format. Sample Annotated Bibliography – To use the Title Page Template, download and save the document to your computer.
Open the document and replace the title in the running head with the first 50 characters of your paper title, add your name, and add the remaining necessary information for the title page. Repeat the title of your paper on the top of the second page and begin writing your essay. Sample Case Study Analysis – Unable to find Sample Executive Summary – The Sample Executive Summary explains the purpose of an executive summary, the differences between an executive summary and an abstract, and the process of writing an executive summary. A sample executive summary is included.
Sample Outline – The Guidelines for Writing Academic Papers explains the writing process from brainstorming to the final draft. The guide also contains sample types of essays. Title Page Template – To use the APA Title Page Template, download and save the document to your computer. Open the document and replace the title in the running head with your paper title, add your name and the university’s name, and adjust the page header with the first two to three words of your title. Repeat the title of your paper on the top of the second page and begin writing your essay. Business Writing Information
This section of the Center for Writing Excellence provides examples and tutorials on how to create business documents such as memorandums, resumes, cover letters, proposals, business e-mails, and more. The information on this site will continue to be updated so keep checking back to see if anything new has arrived. Tutorials • Write a Cover Letter • Write a Follow–Up Letter • Write a Business Memo • Writing a Resume Examples • Of a cover letter • Of a follow–up letter • Of a business memo • Of a resume APA Format Sample Paper – This guideline shows you how to write a paper in APA format.
Reference and Citation Generator – This reference is a simple and fast way to format most all citations. Title Page Template – To use the Title Page Template, download and save the document to your computer. Open the document and replace the title in the running head with the first 50 characters of your paper title, add your name, and add the remaining necessary information for the title page. Repeat the title of your paper on the top of the second page and begin writing your essay. Riverpoint Writer – Riverpoint Writer is a new formatting tool to the CWE and will put your paper in APA format as you type.
Grammar Writing & Guides Making the Most of the Center for Writing Excellence – This link offers up a quick reference of the CWE on where to go and what to do. https://ecampus. phoenix. edu/secure/aapd/CWE/pdfs/MakingtheMostofCWE. pdf Writing Style – This page and its links will help students improve and be more direct in their writing style and skills. Grammar Mechanics – These are the rules and principals used to write effectively so the writer can be understood correctly. Grammar Glossary – Is a dictionary of Grammar terms used to help the student understand feedback from their instructors.
Skill and Drill – These are quizzes the student can take to practice their writing ability and skills. Common Errors in English – This is a website not maintained or owned by Apollo Group, Inc. If you encounter any errors, please notify the site’s webmaster. Common Errors in English Grammar Girl Podcasts: Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing – This is a website not maintained or owned by Apollo Group, Inc. If you encounter any errors, please notify the site’s webmaster. Grammar Girl Podcasts: Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing English Language Learners English Language Learners Tutorial
Writing English for Speakers of Other Languages Tutorials & Guides & Wizards Guidelines for Writing Academic Papers – This site explains how to write a paper from beginning to end and also has different samples and different types of essays. Thesis Generator – This tool does exactly what it says and more. It will help you put together your thesis statement and also help you outline your essay. Writing Wizard – These are tutorials teaching you how to write different kinds of papers. They cover letters, resumes, memos, research papers, proposals, and persuasive essays.
Software Tutorials – PowerPoint Tutorial MS Word Formatting Tutorial Microsoft Tips and Tools Tutorial Descriptions of the University of Phoenix’s new formatting tool Riverpoint Writer and Reviewing Services Riverpoint Writer Riverpoint Writer is a new formatting tool to the CWE and will put your paper in APA format as you type. Plagiarism Checker This is a service that checks to see if the paper contains writing originated by someone else. Sunday and Monday are the busiest days and can take more than 2 hours on these days, but usually takes only a few minutes. WritePoint
WritePoint is an automated tool that checks your spelling and grammar and gives you feedback so you can make the necessary corrections before turning in your paper or document. The turnaround time is minutes and is available 24/7. Note: Sunday and Monday are the busiest days so allow more than two hours. Tutor Review Tutor Review is a service offered at U of P for students wanting more detailed feedback than from WritePoint. The paper can only be submitted once so make sure it isn’t a draft. The turnaround time is at least 72 hours and only the first 2-3 pages are checked. Submit a Paper Center for Mathematics Excellence
You can find resources on this page to help you in your mathematics and statistics classes, as well as information on how to apply your mathematical skills to your chosen field of study and profession. In a world that is becoming increasingly technical, quantitative skills are a must. Employers seek out professionals who are comfortable working with data and using their numerical skills when faced with challenging problems to solve. By mastering the skills presented to you in your quantitative courses, you will prepare yourself for leadership opportunities in any endeavor you choose to follow.
Running Start – If you need to brush up on your mathematic or statistical skills or would like to get a head start on your first mathematics course, this is the place. Running Start has an assortment of presentations and videos that cover subjects such as algebra, higher algebra, statistics, and self-assessments, as well as, practice problem solving. Math Anxiety – Do you worry about math? Here we have coping skills and study tips for students who are not anxious, too. Yes, math anxiety is real and you are not alone. Many people are faced with the same nervous feelings, including anxiety when having to face a mathematical equation.
If this sound familiar, this site will help you understand and teach you coping skills for overcoming math anxiety, as well as teach you how to develop strategies to ward off problems and help you to be successful. Math Myths – Yes, there are several, read on. Causes of Anxiety – If any of the following causes of anxiety apply to you, then you are on your way to a solution. By knowing the source of your problems, you can find ways to solve them. Gaps in your background – Do you feel that you have forgotten or never learned some of the topics that are important to mathematics?
Here’s the Solution: The Center for Mathematics Excellence offers a self-assessment designed to provide you feedback on skills that require remediation. There are also mathematical review materials so you can brush up on future courses, as well as, additional instruction if you are currently taking a math course. Unfortunate experiences – Do you feel that learning anything new in math was an extremely stressful experience and in the process were unable to retain what you learned? Did you know that mathematics seems to be one of the first subjects that stress affects?
Here’s the Solution: Understand your history. Your math performance does not determine your self-worth. Click on these links to find the new you. Complete Strategies to Overcome Math Anxiety and the Reducing Anxiety Activity. Habits – Did you know, that students who procrastinate when studying for math, have a higher probability of increased difficulty when learning math? Here’s the Solution: You can be successful by implementing the techniques provided in Strategies to Overcome Math Anxiety. Insecurity – Everyone is insecure about something.
We’ve all been there, when the instructor asks a question and then looks around the room for the lucky person who has no idea what the answer is and is sweating bullets, hoping to not be called on. Learning math is challenging. It is natural to feel uncomfortable, frustrated and insecure at times. Everyone, even some of the best mathematicians in the world, have been in this position. You are not alone. Here’s the Solution: Visit the Strategies to Overcome Math Anxiety section of this site. Strategies to Overcome Math Anxiety Classroom Skills – Tips on how to be successful in the classroom.
Studying for Exams – Tips on studying for exams. Taking the Exam – Tips on taking exams. Relaxation and Counseling – Here you will find information on keeping things in perspective and examples of positive self-talk. Yes, it really works. Math Bill of Rights Reduce your Math Anxiety – This activity is designed to change your attitudes about math. By answering the following questions, you will gain insight as to where and how all this anxiety about math got started. Learning how to restructure your attitude about math will help you to reduce your anxiety and have a whole new attitude about math.
Learning Preferences – People learn in many different ways, the key here is to find out what kind of learner you are and apply those preferences to learning math. Active LearnersReflective Learners Sensing LearnersIntuitive Learners Visual LearnersVerbal Learners Sequential LearnersGlobal Learners Voices from the Field Additional Resources – Provides additional information about math anxiety. Element K Element K is a section of the University of Phoenix Library and is a collection of over 200 business and student tutorials.
University of Phoenix is invested in its students and their ability to succeed in obtaining their degree. Element K is giving students the support needed with on-line tutorials. My Content My Content is the section which allows the students to track their progress. My Training – The My Content section starts with My Training. My Training allows the student to track their training activities. From the My Training section, the student can search the catalog for courses. [pic] When the catalog page opens, students can review course descriptions and register for classes. pic] My Resources – The My Resources contains links of courses the student has bookmarked from the catalog. The My Resources will become active once the first course has been bookmarked. My Professional Development – The student can track their professional development with Certification Plans and Benchmark Exams. Certification Plans allows the student to plan to take exams for certification. There are courses available to assist with exam preparation. Benchmark is a leader in on-line certification. The student can validate their study by passing a benchmark exam. pic] My Collaboration Catalog The Catalog section is a section of cataloged self study programs to assist the student with furthering skills in the students selected area of study. Each program allows the student to receive a certification to further define necessary skills. Professional Development Certification Plans – Certification Plans help prepare the student for vendor certification exams. [pic] Brainbench Exams – Brainbench allows he student to access the individual skill level, prepare for exams, and become certified in the chosen IT category. Student Labs
The Student Labs offer a resource for many online academics. Each lab is designed to look just as your discussion/individual forums. Student Accounting Lab The Lab is to help students with specific Accounting questions, and should only be used for any course specific issues. Student Avoiding Plagiarism Lab This Avoiding Plagiarism Lab is a forum where you will find additional information regarding topics and issues related to how your written work should be structured and formatted. This Lab is a supplement to help you in your course work at the University.
You can also find information, tips, and web sites designed for you to understand that importance of citing all sources that you used to make the various points in your papers and other assignments. This Lab provides a forum for questions and for the discussion of the various ways you’ll need to format your work and how you must document your sources. Student Critical Thinking Lab The Critical Thinking Lab is a forum where you will find additional resources to supplement your Critical Thinking coursework. You can also find information, tips, and websites designed for you to hone your Critical Thinking skills.
The Lab is available for you to ask questions throughout your academic career. Student Economics Lab This lab is a forum where students currently in Economics courses may seek assistance with Economics fundamentals. Student Finance Lab The Lab is to help students with specific Finance questions, and should only be used for any course specific issues. Student Java Programming Lab This lab offers help with undergraduate and graduate Java Programming classes by supplying answers to questions that you have on java programming concepts. Student Marketing Lab
This lab is reserved for students who are currently enrolled in marketing courses and have specific questions about marketing assignments. Student Statistics Lab This lab is a forum where you can get help with undergraduate and graduate statistics classes. Student Success Tools Lab This Student Success Tools Lab is a forum where you will find additional information regarding topics and issues related to being successful at the University of Phoenix. This Lab is a supplement to help you in your course work at the University.
You can also find information, tips, and web sites designed for you to use to be more successful and better use all the resources that the University has to offer. This Lab provides a forum for questions and for the discussion of success tools-related content. Student Writing Lab This Student Writing Lab is a forum where you will find additional information regarding topics and issues related to writing. This Lab is a supplement to help you in your course work at the university. You can also find information, tips, and web sites designed for you to hone your writing skills.
This Lab provides a forum for questions and for the discussion of writing-related content. While using these Labs, you may notice that other students are often willing to assist you with your questions. They may also invite you to participate in chat rooms, study halls, or other groups outside of the University of Phoenix. Although we encourage the collaborative spirit in the Lab, we are obligated to remind you that you take advice from others at your own risk. If your message is negative in any way, please do not post it in the forum as it will spur others to respond and before we know it, we will be heading away from the purpose of our Lab.
Additionally, please be aware that you must adhere to the Student Code of Conduct and the Student Code of Academic Integrity when utilizing this Lab. Any instances of misconduct, plagiarism, or academic dishonesty will be addressed according to University policy. Student Code of Conduct and Lab Policies 1. The lab is not a grading service, and the facilitator on duty will not supply answers to student homework problems. 2. The lab facilitator can only answer questions regarding statistics and research. Please use the other labs for other subject matter. . While the facilitators in this lab are subject matter experts, their guidance does not supersede that of your facilitator. 4. Do not post assignments in this forum—the facilitators cannot grade or review entire assignments. 5. When you post to the forum, please provide what course you are taking, what chapter you are studying and what textbook you are using. If you have questions regarding a specific problem, please post the complete problem along with your specific question. 6. Be as specific as possible when asking questions of the facilitator.
That way, he or she can provide help faster. If you present a very general statement, such as, “I am confused,” it will take much more time to determine exactly what concepts with which you need help. 7. The lab is open Wednesday-Sunday, 4 p. m-8 p. m Arizona Time. If you post a question when the lab is closed, it will not be answered until it opens again. 8. Ask for help sooner, rather than later. If you are unsure of a concept, it’s best to gain help a few days before the homework is due. 9. Do not post your final exam in this forum—the facilitators cannot assist with the exam.