Subject Guide


What is a subject guide?

Subject Guides are easy-to-use guides containing links to resources that can help the students in understanding the information environment. They assist in simplifying the learning process. They feature suggested catalog searches, databases, journals and websites to help users. Patrons can use these guides to help find the information resources they need to support their researches.

Subject guides include information about how to cite sources, avoid plagiarism, find Books, E-books, Journals, articles, and more. At present, Abu Dhabi University Library holds a collection of more than 1200 Subject guides that are calibrated to the University’s Colleges / Majors, and their respective offerings.

Do I have to log in to these resources?

Yes and No. While the subject guides mainly offer links to materials that are available free on the web, still the subject guides are connected to some of our research databases or other proprietary ADU resources which require a log in credentials.

Are the subject guides replacing the databases?

No, these resources are meant as a supplement to your core research which will use the e-journals, e-books, dissertations etc. that are available in the library databases.

Are these web sites peer-reviewed/scholarly?

Subject guides do not necessarily link to peer-reviewed journals. However, each site has been selected by the library staff as a reliable source that may support your scholarly research.

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