Tutorial 1: Research Basics
Remember, If you need help finding out where to look for a topic, ask a librarian.
Tutorial 2: The Information Timeline
The Information Timeline introduces the five different types of information sources that you might need to use while you’re in college. The type of information you will use depends on your topic, how much information is available, and when the event occurred.
Information Sources include:
Tutorial 3: Evaluating Resources
Evaluating Resources compares and contrasts the characteristics of three different types of resources needed for college-level research:
Tutorial 4: Understanding Databases
This tutorial will focus on the most common method of finding articles: searching by topic or subject in a library databases.
Main concepts include:
Tutorial 5: Library Catalog
Whenever you need to find items located in any library, you will use that library’s catalog to locate the items. Most library catalogs have some search features in common. Popular search options reviewed in this tutorial include:
Tutorial 6: Introduction to the Library Homepage
Understanding the layout of the library home page is important for finding the tools you will use most frequently to do research. We will cover the five most frequently used links in this Guide on the Side tutorial. They are: