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Research Tutorials

Use these interactive tutorials for a fun way to learn research skills. Additional information about the research process can be found on our Library Research LibGuide.

Starting Smart (includes two scored exercises)

This module covers types of information sources you can use for your research assignments. After completing this module, you should be able to: identify a variety of information sources; distinguish between popular and scholarly periodicals; identify characteristics of information on the Web; and, identify characteristics of library resources.


Finding Articles (includes quiz)

This module has three sections that answer the questions: 1. What are articles and periodical literature? 2. How do I search for articles using the library's databases? 3. How do I find the full text of articles when all I have is the citation?


Quotes and Citations

This tutorial covers the basics of citing sources and copyright law.


Searching the Catalog

Basic introduction to searching the library catalog. Covers how to find library materials by title, author or subject, how to find call numbers, and how to request materials from other Blinn libraries.


TIP - Tutorial for Information Power (includes quiz)

TIP will help you investigate, search, locate, evaluate, and utilize library and information sources. It takes about one hour to complete and has a quiz at the end.


Using the Web (includes quiz)

Explains efficient and appropriate uses of the Web for research. After completing the tutorial you should be able to: understand the organization of the Internet; identify the major types of Web sites; use search engines and metasearch engines to search the Web; and, interpret and evaluate Web search engine results.


You Quote It, You Note It

A fun, interactive tutorial that in 10 minutes teaches students about plagiarism. Created by librarians at Vaughan Memorial Library, Acadia University.


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