Tutorials and Helpful Handouts
Information literacy tutorials
Adobe Flash Player is required for some of these tutorials, a free download. Most of these tutorials are from CLIP, the Cooperative Library Instruction Project. The two tutorials "Using AND, OR, and NOT" are from Colorado State University Libraries. We also have an Information Literacy LibGuide that gives a little more explanation along with these tutorials.
- Deciphering your research assignment
- What are popular and scholarly sources?
- What are primary and secondary sources?
Using library databases:
- What is a library database?
- Generating search terms
- Using AND, OR and NOT to connect search terms
- Using AND, OR and NOT (advanced)
Using the Web:
- Why you need to cite sources
- How to incorporate sources into a research paper
- Voice markers
- Deconstructing citations
Information Literacy Quiz - Take this quiz after viewing the tutorials. Be sure to click "check answer" as soon as you answer each question. Your score is automatically tabulated. At the end of the quiz, (you may need to scroll down) fill in your name and click "Print Score Summary." Either print it to give to your instructor or, if you are in an internet class, use the computer's snipping tool to create an image file of the score summary. Submit the image file in Desire2Learn.
A virtual tour of the Ron Lewis Library - Shows Library locations with service and policy information including some learning activities and 10 built-in quiz questions. Be sure to click "check answer" as soon as you answer each question. Your score is automatically tabulated. At the end of the tutorial, fill in your name and click "Print Score Summary" to turn in to your instructor. You may also use the computer's snipping tool to create an image then submit the image file in your course in Desire2Learn.
Some helpful library handouts to print (Acrobat PDF Reader required, a free download)
- Ron Lewis Library Information Guide - a summary of services and policies.
- Frequently Asked Questions - a summary of frequently asked questions about the Library.
- Citation style guides: MLA and APA - summaries of citation rules from the official style manuals for each style.
- Library of Congress (LC) call number guide - to browse for library items by their major subject categories.
- Thinking critically about Web information - a Web page evaluation guide and rubric for applying the various evaluation criteria.
- Fact or Fiction? - a list of helpful fact-checking sites on the Web.