This page presents six Flash™ tutorial modules with narration by instructor Angie Locknar. Clicking on an SWF link will play the tutorial in a browser window, assuming you have the free Flash™ Player software installed on your computer.

Introduction [6:30] (SWF - 4.6MB)

  • Overview of the Modules

The Publication Cycle [5:00] (SWF - 2.8MB)

  • How Scientific Research is Conducted and Published
  • Primary and Secondary Resources

Getting Started [7:45] (SWF - 4MB)

  • Where to Search for Books and Articles
  • Locating Full Text in Print and Online
  • Getting Help from Library Staff

Database Search Tips [10:45] (SWF - 7MB)

  • GoogleTM vs. Library Search Tools
  • Keyword, Truncation and Boolean Searching
  • Subject and Field Searching

Evaluating Information [7:30] (SWF - 5.7MB)

  • Using Scholarly Sources
  • Comparing Sources and Corroborating Facts

Using and Creating Citations [4:15] (SWF - 2.8MB)

  • Interpreting and Creating Citations
  • Citing Sources