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Library Research 101 Tutorial

A five-unit tutorial on research best practices with a quiz to test your knowledge. Also available on BlackBoard.

Library Research 101

Library Research 101 will help to develop the skills necessary to complete research projects in all subjects. This self-paced tutorial is designed to help students become efficient researchers able to identify, locate, evaluate, and use information while avoiding plagiarism. Contains four related modules available to be consulted as a resource or completed sequentially. It may be used as a supplement to any research-based course. For a more in-depth, credit bearing research course, consider GLL 509 Introduction to Information Literacy and Research Skills.

This course is also available via Blackboard to all members of the Touro Community as an open-enrollment, no-credit online course. 

Contents:

  • Better Searching
    • Internet Search Tips
      • Keywords
      • Google tricks
      • Google Scholar
      • Website evaluation
    • Database Searching
      • What are databases?
      • Advanced search
      • Refining results
      • Locating full-text
  • Finding Books
      • Touro Library Catalog
      • Search tips
      • Reading the record
      • Locating books
      • WorldCat
  • Academic Research
      • Primary vs. Secondary sources
      • Scholarly vs. Popular articles
      • Find an article by citation
      • Reading for research
  • Information Ethics
    • Academic Integrity
      • Touro College Policy
      • What is plagiarism?
      • How to avoid it
    • Copyright basics
      • What is copyright?
      • Fair Use
      • Public Domain
      • Creative Commons
  • Constructing Citations
    • APA
    • MLA

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