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Library Research Skills Tutorials

Types of Information Sources

Contents

  1. I don’t know exactly what I need (getting started)
  2. I need information to build my understanding
  3. I need information to write my introduction
  4. I need information to support my argument, thesis or hypothesis
  5. I need information about a company or industry
  6. I need research on a topic
  7. I need varying views and perspectives on a controversial topic
  8. I need to know what a scholarly source is
  9. I need to know what a peer-reviewed journal article is

Evaluating Information

Contents

  1. What do they mean when they say “credible source?”
  2. How do I know that I’m choosing a credible source?
  3. How to consider issues of representation and marginalization
  4. How to be careful about bias
  5. How to evaluate research studies

Additional Resources

How to Find Information

Contents

  1. How to choose a search tool
  2. How to use an article database
  3. How to use the library’s catalog and discovery system, Primo
  4. How to use Google Scholar

Additional Resources

Using Information Ethically

Click to play Using Information Ethically Tutorial

Contents

  1. Why you should cite sources
  2. When to cite sources
  3. Where to cite
  4. Citation formats
  5. Parts of a citation
  6. Images and media
  7. Copyright basics