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General Library Research Tutorial

General Library Research Tutorial

General Library Research Tutorial
Understand how to successfully use the library's 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


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.  

For Faculty Using the Tutorial 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.

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