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Research Modules: Getting Started


These research modules are being replaced by a new set of Information literacy modules available here. Please contact your local campus librarian for details. The older modules will no longer be available starting January 1, 2019.

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Getting Started

Guide Contents:

The Getting Started Module consists of several online tutorials and documents you should review.  In order to successfully complete the module, you will need to view the tutorials that are indicated as REQUIRED !!!

Step One - Select a Topic


Choose ONE of the tutorials below to complete Step One of the module.

Step Two - Research Overview


Review BOTH of the videos shown below to complete Step Two of the module.

Step Three - Combining Terms

REQUIRED !!! Review AT LEAST ONE of these tutorials to complete Step Three of the module.

These tutorials explain how to combine terms to get just the right results in your database searches.

Getting Started Module Quiz

After reviewing these tutorials, click on the link below to complete a quiz about what you have learned. 

The quiz will be graded automatically. 

Print out the results of the quiz and turn them in to your instructor (if required).

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