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Library Research 101: Library Research 101 Tutorials

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.  Visit the About page to learn more.
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Tutorial 1: Information Sources

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

Tutorial 3: Evaluating Sources

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


Tutorial 2: Search Process

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

Tutorial 4: Academic Honesty

An overview of Fitchburg State University's Academic Integrity policy, how to avoid plagiarism, and citation styles. Covers MLA 8 and APA 7 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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