Sunday, February 24, 2008

Research Tutorials

Not sure where to start searching? What database to use? What keywords to search on? To help, we have gathered together an extensive and growing collection of multimedia and interactive tutorials covering every step of the research process from coming up with a topic or thesis, through locating information, and evaluating and citing those sources.

Examples include: A Six Step Approach to Research, Distinguishing Scholarly Journals from Popular Ones, Scholarly Guide to Google, How to Search using Boolean Operators (AND, OR, etc.), a flash-based interactive tutorial on searching Gale's Expanded Academic and InfoTrac databases, as well as Quick Start tutorials for ProQuest, Westlaw and many other databases from our collection.

All these and more can be accessed from the Help/Tutorials link on the right side of the library homepage, under the "Get Help" section.

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