Join the #ScholarQuest Scavenger Hunt! USAHS Students have a chance to potentially win a $50 gift card!
Friday, September 03, 2021 Matthew Chase (he/his), CASM Librarian

All USAHS students are invited to participate in the #ScholarQuest Scavenger Hunt during the Fall 2021 trimester, for the chance to win one of three $50 gift cards. The scavenger hunt will be held virtually on the Library's Facebook page, starting on September 7. So how can you start participating?

  • Check the Library's Facebook page every Tuesday and Thursday for a new #ScholarQuest scavenger hunt task. You can also find them using the #ScholarQuest hashtag.
  • Read the task, and log in and explore the Scholarly Skills Community to find the answer
  • Return to Facebook and submit your answer to our Microsoft Form with your name and USAHS email

It's that simple! Every correct answer will increase your chances to win one of the gift cards. #ScholarQuest tasks will be posted every Tuesday and Thursday through the Fall trimester, so be on the lookout on Facebook.

The Scholarly Skills Community is a brand new service for USAHS students and faculty, created through a partnership between the Library and the Writing Center, providing skills and resources to support our University community's path to scholarship.

You can access the Scholarly Skills Community by logging into Blackboard, and then clicking on Scholarly Skills Community on the left side of the page under My Organizations.


The community is designed to provide information, guidance, practice and an opportunity to earn micro-credentials (certificates) on topics related to information literacy and scholarly writing. Each module is open to students and faculty members to complete. The community includes 21 modules total, with topics such as:

  • Developing a Research Topic
  • Finding and Identifying Quantitative and Qualitative Research Studies
  • Systematically Searching for Scoping Reviews
  • Systemic Bias in Internet Search Engines and Scholarly Databases
  • APA
  • AMA
  • Plagiarism
  • Open Access

instructors may require the completion of specific modules as a supplement to your course work. Any such requirements will be communicated in your courses. You may also complete or reference modules on your own to build skills and knowledge that will help you succeed in your courses and professional career.

If you have any questions about the #ScholarQuest scavenger hunt or the Scholarly Skills Community, please contact the Library at

Blog post written by Matthew Chase (he / his), MASP, MLIS, San Marcos Campus Librarian