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Tutorials: Tutorials

This guide highlights a range of library tutorials to enhance your knowledge of available resources and research skills.

Learn about the Library

In this section you will learn how to:

  • navigate the library and its resources
  • understand library terminology

Click here to get started: About the Library

Other Resources

In this section you will learn how to:

  • use the library catalog
  • use time-saving strategies for searching the web
  • use eBooks through library databases

Click here to get started: Other Resources

Academic Integrity

In this section you will learn how to:

  • ECU academic integrity standards
  • actions that contribute to cheating
  • disciplinary procedures for students and instructors
  • avoiding misrepresentation and plagiarism

Click here to get started: Academic Integrity

Get Started on a Research Assignment

In this section you will learn how to:

  • figure out what your assignment requires of you
  • use steps in the research process
  • develop a topic for an assignment
  • generate effective search terms
  • use effective research strategies

Click here to get started: Get Started on a Research Assignment

Citing

In this section you will learn how to:

  • effectively cite and use references
  • avoid plagiarism

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Evaluating Sources

In this section you will learn how to:

  • the creation of media messages
  • examining media and sources 
  • determine bias 
  • evaluating internet information

Click here to get started: Evaluating Sources

Finding Journal Articles

In this section you will learn how to:

  • distinguish scholarly articles from non-scholarly sources
  • select databases based on your topic
  • use database features to create a stronger search
  • quickly identify if an article meets your research needs

Click here to get started: Finding Journal Articles

Using Information

In this section you will learn how to:

  • properly incorporate sources in your research
  • represent information visually in your research

Click here to get started: Using Information