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GLRT Instructions

Complete the 4 modules below to learn how to successfully use library resources for your research papers and projects.

  • Students -- if your professor has required you to complete the tutorial and quizzes: Read this
  • Faculty -- if you plan on using the tutorial in a course: Read this
  • Attention Mac users: If you use an Apple computer, check/change settings to allow auto-play of tutorial
  • Any questions or comments about the tutorial? Ask us

How do I search? (5 minutes, 3 quiz questions)

  • Search logic

  • Research topic

  • Finding keywords

  • Initial search

What sources can I use? (7 minutes, 3 quiz questions)
  • Types of sources

  • College-level sources

  • Finding and evaluating sources

How can I use the web? (12 minutes, 3 quiz questions)
  • Searching the web effectively

  • Using Google wisely

  • Evaluating web pages

  • Using Google Scholar

How do I cite sources? (15 minutes, 3 quiz questions)
  • Why cite?

  • What belongs in a citation?

  • Quick citation sources

  • RefWorks (intro)

To Faculty Using the GLRT in a Course

There is one quiz for each module, for a total of 12 questions. The entire tutorial takes approximately 40 minutes to complete.

  • How Do I Search? (5.21 minutes, 3 quiz questions)
  • What Sources Can I Use? (7.36 minutes, 3 quiz questions)
  • How Can I Use the Web? (12.07 minutes, 3 quiz questions)
  • How Do I Cite Sources? (15.34 minutes, 3 quiz questions)

If students are assigned the modules for a class, they must work through all sections of a module in order to unlock the module quiz.

After completing a quiz, students should print and/or save their results as a PDF to give to their professor as evidence of completion. Any questions, ask us.

Please note that the tutorial is a work in progress, so if you have suggestions for revisions/deletions/additions, please let us know using the Suggestion Box.

Thank you!

Andruss Library Faculty


The contents of the new General Library Research Tutorial may be reused with attribution. Please copy the following into new works based on the tutorial:

Adapted from an Information Literacy Tutorial licensed by the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License, based on a work at Content has been substantially changed to reflect local practices and in some cases omitted for the sake of brevity.  

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