Library Tutorials & Orientation

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.

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  • Library Introduction - an overview of the Library facility, services, and staff.
  • Library Orientation - Audio Tour of the Library and a tour of the Library Web site.
  • Evaluating information - whatever resource you use, it is essential that you evaluate the quality of the source.  Learn about the key criteria for evaluating information.
  • Reference sources - information and suggestions on using online and print Reference materials which will assist in the research process.
  • Finding a book - an explanation of what the online catalog provides and how to search for books or media in the Library.
  • Finding a periodical article - the Library provides access to thousands of journals through periodical databases.  This tutorial will cover the various periodical databases and how to search these tools.
  • Internet - the Internet is a wonderful resource for research, but the researcher must approach it with a critical eye.  This tutorial will expose you to the evaluation and use of web sites.
  • Documentation  - 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.
  • Information Literacy Assessment - 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.

 

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