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Information Literacy

links guide logo Information Literacy Tutorial - An interactive tutorial on information literacy in general (selecting sources, searching in databases, and evaluating sources) that includes online quizzes.

Copyright 101 - (50 minutes long)
Here students will learn what copyright is, and how not to plagiarize. I will cover how to incorporate research and ideas into writing, and when it is appropriate to cite. We will talk about common knowledge, fair use, and creative commons. Students will also learn citation elements in a variety of formats including MLA, Vancouver, APA, and Chicago. Or view the slide show without audio to the right of the page.

Electronic Resources

Learn to navigate the thousands of articles available online and in the library in this 8 minute video.

Looking for the Chronicle of Higher Education?

Check out this brief video to find out how to view the Chronicle (and other journals) in both print and electronic.

Searching Academic Search Premier

View the help guides published by EBSCOhost


View a series of videos on using LexisNexis

Download a document on finding legal resources in LexisNexis


Brown Bag Archives

In the 2009-2010 school year the library offered a series of 7 20-40 minute informational sessions. View the archives to learn more about these or to view a recorded session.

  • Copyright in a Digital World; a discussion of creative commons
  • Accessing the materials you need, ILL Summit, and more
  • Organizing your Research
  • Go Beyond Google: Search the Deep Web
  • Understand and Navigate Open Journal Scholarly Research

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Last Updated July 2011