Online Resources: Taking Advantage of your Resources

There is an abundance of resources for students available online. Below you will find a list of resources that students can use to their advantage.

UALR Resources

Blackboard Tutorials and Downloads- Here you will find many different tutorials that are designed to help you become familiar with the Blackboard environment and the technology necessary to be successful in an online classroom.
Ask Dr. C- Here you can submit posts to “Dr. C”. Blackboard will follow up with you and help you resolve any issues and answer your questions. These are archived so you can refer to them in the future.
UALR Online Writing Lab- The OWL lets you submit a paper electronically. An intern at the University Writing Center will review and comment on your paper.
Ottenheimer Library- The library is here to help. You can check out e-books or access e-journals through the library’s website.
IT Services- Information Technology Services is here to answer your questions. If you’re experiencing any issues with the web, IT Services is who you need to contact.
Academic Advising FAQ- The Office of Academic Advising has set up a list of the most frequently asked questions with answers to follow. If your question is not answered there, you can call the office or email your advisor.
Disabilities Resource Center- The Disability Resource Center collaborates with faculty, staff, and students to make UALR accessible to everyone. They do their best to work with the campus community to ensure that physical, curricular and web environments are designed to work with everyone.

Online Research Resources
Google Scholar- Provides the ability to search for scholarly articles.
Google Docs - You are able to create, upload, and share documents online. This allows you to have access to your anywhere.
YouTube EDU- Supplies you with educational videos at your fingertips at all times. You are able to search a topic, and relevant videos will be available
Dropbox- A simple way to have access to your documents at all times. You can upload photos or videos along with other documents which allows you to simply share them.
Gradefix- Allows you to enter in all the homework you need to do and how much time you have to get it done. GradeFix will then create a schedule for you to insure that you optimize your time and complete everything in a timely manner.
Wikis- A great way to organize your notes by making them legible and keeping them all in one place. You can keep four or five years of notes, making it easy to refer back to them in the future.
NoteMesh- Makes it easy to collaborate with other students, share notes with one another and create one single set of notes.
College Ruled- Allows you to enter your class schedule,  find students in each of your classes, create groups and collaborate with one another.
College-Cram- Has a database of e-resources in many different subjects which are aimed at a single concept, helping you complete your research in a timely manner.
EasyBib- Creates a bibliography from the information you have entered, saving you time when writing papers.
Zotero- A great place to collaborate with other students, share your sources and organize your research.
Scholarpedia- An online encyclopedia; articles are written by experts and peer reviewed.

All of these resources are available to students FREE of charge! Don’t forget to use these resources to your advantage!

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