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General Library Research Tutorial

General Library Research Tutorial

The General Library Research Tutorial consists of six (6) modules designed to help students successfully use the library's resources for their research papers and projects. 

  • Students required to complete the tutorial and quizzes: Read this
  • Faculty using the tutorial in a course: Read this
  • Attention Mac users: Check/change settings to allow auto-play of tutorial
  • Questions? Ask us


Licensing

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 guides.library.uwm.edu. Content has been substantially changed to reflect local practices and in some cases omitted for the sake of brevity.  

For Faculty Using the Tutorial in a Course

There are 6 module quizzes with a total of 20 questions. The entire tutorial takes approximately 50 minutes to complete. The length and number of quiz questions for each module are listed below:

  • Module 1 - How Do I Search? (5.21 minutes, 3 quiz questions)
  • Module 2 - What Sources Can I Use? (7.36 minutes, 3 quiz questions)
  • Module 3 - How Do I Find a Book? (5.01 minutes, 4 quiz questions)
  • Module 4 - How Do I Find an Article? (3.52 minutes, 4 quiz questions)
  • Module 5 - How Can I Use the Web? (12.07 minutes, 3 quiz questions)
  • Module 6 - 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

General Library Research Tutorial Modules' Tables of Contents

Sections 

1. Search logic

2. Research topic

3. Finding keywords

4. Initial search


The General Library Research Tutorial consists of six (6) modules designed to help students successfully use the library's resources for their research papers and projects.

  • Students required to complete the tutorial and quizzes: Read this
  • Attention Mac users: Check/change settings to allow auto-play of tutorial

 Sections 

1. Types of sources

2. College level sources

3. Finding & evaluating sources

Sections 

1. Finding a book on my topic

2. Locating a book on the shelf

3. Checking out a book

Sections

1. Searching for articles

2. Reading database records

3. Using specialized databases

4. Where is the article?

Sections

1. Searching the web effectively

2. Using Google wisely

3. Evaluating web pages

4. Using Google Scholar

Sections

1. Why cite?

2. What belongs in a citation?

3. Quick citation sources

4. RefWorks (citation manager)

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