Research Tips


The following tips may be helpful during the research process:

Information Literacy and Research Tutorials
American University Library's Information Literacy Tutorial
An interactive tutorial from American University to help students develop essential information literacy competencies

LIS 1001
An interactive online tutorial from the Manhattanville College Library.

Research 101
Research 101 is an interactive online tutorial for students wanting an introduction to research skills.

F.I.R.S.T.: Find It! A Research Skills Tutorial
A research tutorial developed by Jackson Library at the University of North Carolina Greensboro

Database Tutorials
Need instruction on database searching? This will take you to a menu of tutorials that provide basic instruction on searching various databases

Research tips:

The KC Library
Tour of the KC Library
Designing a Search Strategy
Requesting Books

eJournal Finder: Finding Full-Text Articles from a Citation
Finding Full-text Articles from a Citation

Types of Periodicals
Types of Periodicals

Peer Review
Determining if a Journal is Peer Reviewed

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
Five Criteria for Evaluating Web Pages
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Evaluating Web-based Health Resources

Google Search Tips
Getting the Most Out of Google

Quick Tips for Using Google Scholar

Citing Sources
Citation Game, A Tutorial to Practice Citing in APA and MLA Formats
Citing Resources Using APA Style
Citing Resources Using MLA Style 

Avoiding Plagiarism

Boolean Searching
Boolean Basics
Advanced Boolean Searching