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General Library Research Tutorial

Fundamental concepts and vocabulary used in library and information research.


If you have been assigned to complete the new General Library Research Tutorial for Fall 2017, you must go to this site to access it and the quizzes.  

The old GLRT on this site does NOT have a quiz.

If you have questions, contact a librarian through Ask-A-Librarian.

How to Start

The Andruss Library's 'General Library Research Tutorial' consists of eight modules to help you develop your information-seeking and evaluation skills for your BU courses.  The tutorial takes approximately 2 hours and can be completed in several sessions.

Tutorial Contents

Module 1 - Orientation to Andruss Library
Module 2 - Introduction to Types of Information
Module 3 - Searching a Database
Module 4 - Understanding Citations
Module 5 - Using Internet Sources
Module 6 - Evaluating Sources of Information
Module 7 - Information Ethics: Citing Sources and Fair Use
Module 8 - A Search Strategy for Research Papers and Speeches

 >>Click here to begin<<


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Adapted from the Go for the Gold Tutorial, with permission from the James Madison University Libraries.

General Library Research Tutorial by Andruss Library is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Learning Objectives for Tutorial

The tutorial overall prepares students to --

  • Determine when information is needed and find it efficiently using a variety of reference sources.
  • Evaluate the quality of the information.
  • Use the information effectively for an appropriate purpose.
  • Employ appropriate technologies to create an information-based product.
  • Use information ethically and legally.


An article about the development of our General Library Research Tutorial was published in the July/August 2010 issue of "College & Research Libraries News." Since then, libraries from around the world have contacted us to use our tutorial.

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