Library Tutorials

  • The following tutorials will introduce you to the Library and the research process.  You may proceed through them in sequence or view a specific topic.

    • Library Orientation - Audio Tour of the Library and a tour of the Library Web site.
    • Evaluating information Sources - whatever resource you use, it is essential that you evaluate the quality of the source.  Learn about the key criteria for evaluating information.
    • Using Reference Resources: Where to Start Your Research - an introduction to the Library's sources for background information and quick facts.
    • Navigating the Library Catalog - an explanation of how to find library materials through the Books & Media Catalog.
    • eBooks - information on finding, accessing, and reading eBooks.
    • Finding a Periodical Article - the Library provides access to thousands of journals, magazines, and newspapers through periodical databases.  Learn how to locate these sources.
    • Have a Citation? Find the Article! - learn how to determine if the Library has access to a particular periodical and how to utilize interlibrary loan when needed.
    • Using the Internet for Research - how to find scholarly, authoritative web sites for college research.
    • Citing or Documenting Sources  - research papers and essays require that you record the quotes, paraphrases, and sources used in your work.  View this tutorial to get an idea of the key elements to documenting and citing your resources.
    • Library Tutorial Assessment Quiz - a brief quiz which assesses your knowledge of library and research topics.  You must take this quiz if you need to prove to your instructor that you have taken this tutorial.  Results will be emailed to your instructor.