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General Library Research Tutorial 2.0

About the tutorial

Welcome to the library's new tutorial for Fall 2017. The interactive tutorial has 5 modules to help you begin successfully using the library's resources for your papers and projects. Complete them in order and take the quiz at the end of each one. Print out and/or save your score as a PDF to give to your professor as evidence of completion.

TIPS ON VIEWING: To return to the tutorial menu, close the window when you finish the Assessment. If viewing on a device that doesn't use multiple windows, use your 'Back' button to return to the tutorial menu or add the tutorial website to your Favorites. Any questions, Ask a Librarian.

Orientation Module

Module 1 - Searching

Module 2 - Sources

Module 3 - Books

Module 4 - Articles

What's included in the tutorial?

Sections include:

1. Library Tour video

2. Tour of Library Website video

3. About Ask-A-Librarian video

(Completed by students during Summer Orientation)

Sections include:

1. Search logic

2. Research topic

3. Finding keywords

4. Initial search

 Sections include:

1. Types of sources

2. College level sources

3. Finding & evaluating sources

Sections include:

1. Finding a book on my topic

2. Locating a book on the shelf

3. Checking out a book

Sections include:

1. Searching for articles

2. Reading database records

3. Using specialized databases

4. Where is the article?

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Where's the old General Library Research Tutorial?

Looking for the old GLRT? You can view it here:

By the end of the 2017/2018 academic year, the new General Library Research Tutorial will replace the old tutorial, which will be taken offline. During the transition year, content in the old GLRT will no longer be updated and the GLRT Quiz will no longer be available. 

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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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