Research Tips

Information Literacy and Research Tutorials

F.I.R.S.T.: Find It!  A Research Skills Tutorial

This is a research tutorial developed by Jackson Library at the University of North Carolina Greensboro

IRISS Information Literacy Interactive Tutorial

This tutorial will provide you with an understanding of information literacy in six simple steps. Each step includes activities that will help you develop your information literacy skills.

Database Tutorials

This link will take you to a menu of tutorials that provide basic instruction on searching various databases.

Research Tips:

The following tips may be helpful during your research process:

Click the link to download the tutorial

Types of Periodicals

Types of Periodicals

Evaluating Information

Colorado State University Libraries Guide to Evaluating Books

Colorado State University Libraries Guide to Evaluating Journal Articles

Colorado State University Libraries Guide to Evaluating Web Pages

Evaluating Web Pages

Evaluating Web Pages: Questions to Consider

Medline Plus Guide to Healthy Web Surfing: How to Evaluate Consumer Health Information on the Web

Evaluating Web-based Health Resources

Google Search Tips

Google Search Cheatsheet

Advanced Search Operators Cheat Sheet

Citing Sources

Citation Game, A Tutorial to Practice Citing in APA and MLA Formats

Citing Resources Using APA Style


Avoiding Plagiarism

Boolean Searching

Boolean Basics

Advanced Boolean Searching


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