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These tutorials will teach you how to become a better library researcher.
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Cute cat sitting at a laptop with a notebook and cup of coffee

What Kind of Researcher Are You?
(2 min)
Helps you decide which tutorial to start with.
Fun personality quiz

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Should I Rethink My Search?
(15 min)
4.53 stars Comments
Average rating 4.53 of 5 (1,087 responses)

screenshot of first two pages of a scholarly article, with each section labelled

Anatomy of a Scholarly Article
(2 min)
4.53 stars Comments
Average rating 4.51 of 5 (2,085 responses)

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What Types of Sources Do I Need?
(15 min)
4.47 stars Comments
Average rating 4.47 of 5 (2,814 responses)

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How Do I Evaluate Online Information?
(20 min)
4.46 stars Comments
Average rating 4.46 of 5 (3,133 responses)

outline of two human heads facing each other, with colorful blocks representing their brains

Topic Chooser
(5 min)
4.46 stars Comments
Average rating 4.42 of 5 (62 responses)

female student wearing headphones and typing on a laptop

How Do I Create a Search Strategy?
(10 min)
4.59 starsComments
Average rating 4.58 of 5 (3,799 responses)

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How Do I Give Credit to the Ideas of Others?
(16 min)
4.51 stars Comments
Average rating 4.49 of 5 (3,963 responses)

Popular vs Scholarly Sources
(3 min)
4.57 of 5 starsComments
Average rating 4.57 of 5 (4,111 responses)