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    Library Research Skills

    The Power of AND and OR in Research Databases... it's not like a trip to the grocery store! (1:57; YouTube version)

    The Power of WILDCARDS in Research Databases (2:05; YouTube version)

    Finding Scholarly Articles on Your Topic:

    Is an Article Available Online? (3:13)

    Understanding Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Sources (5:51; by Credo Reference/Literati; summary notes)

    Internet Credibility: Evaluating the Integrity of Free Internet Materials:

    Using Library Services

    How to Renew Books Online (1:17; YouTube version)

    Multidisciplinary Tutorials from Other Libraries

    The Information Cycle: How Today's Events are Tomorrow's Information. (7:29) Penn State University Libraries. Using the 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, as an example, this video explains how news, analysis, and scholarly treatments of an event occur and develop over time. (YouTube version)

    The Information Cycle. (4:48) Polk Library, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. This video provides an updated look at the information cycle using Hurricane Katrina from 2005 as an example.

    The following resource focuses on effective use of the Internet. Remember, however, that library resources (including journals, books, and subscription databases) are needed to satisfy most academic information needs and assignments.

    Finding Information on the Internet: A Tutorial. The Library, University of California, Berkeley. Includes introductory material, a glossary, and detailed advice on search strategies and web search tools (including search engines, subject directories, and invisible web databases).

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