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Library Research 101

A four part tutorial series for new or returning college students to introduce the foundations of library research at Fitchburg State University.


 The tutorials can be completed as a series (1-4) or individually based on your learning goals. To learn more, click here.
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1. Information Sources

An introduction to sources of information and library
resources for finding credible information for research
in college.

2. Search Process

An introduction to picking a topic and strategies for
searching databases and search engines.

3. Evaluating Sources

How to critically read and evaluate sources to determine
relevance, authority, currency, and purpose.

4. Academic Participation & Honesty

An overview of Fitchburg State University's Academic
Integrity policy, how to avoid plagiarism, and citation
styles. Covers MLA 8 and APA 6 extensively.


Credit & Licensing

These tutorials are based on the Lion's Guide to Research & the Library by the William H. Hannon Library at Loyola Marymount University and created by Renée Fratantonio with help from Laura Hogan, Jacalyn Kremer, Linda LeBlanc, Matthew Raymond, Connie Strittmatter, Michael Dunn, and Ashleigh Syphers.

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