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Welcome to InfoRhode!

These short information literacy tutorials will help you to learn, or to refresh, basic college-level information research skills. They explain how to find, evaluate, and cite books and periodical articles using the University Libraries' catalog and databases.

You don't need to watch the tutorials in a specific order, but we have listed them in a way that could guide you through a beginning library research process, and you can choose whether to watch the videos or read segments at your own pace using the PDFs.

For more assistance, librarians at the Info & Research Help are available to help you find what you need. Stop by the Library, call (401) 874-2653, or click here to for live chat assistance.

You can view the tutorials individually below, or as a playlist on YouTube.

screenshot of title slide    The Basics of College Level Research
   4:24
   PDF

screenshot of title slide    Why Can't I Just Search Google?
   2:26
   PDF

screenshot of title slide    How Can I Develop an Effective Search Strategy?
   2:34
   PDF

screenshot of title slide    Evaluating Sources
   2:27
   PDF

screenshot of title slide    How Do I Find Books?
   Using HELIN Classic
   2:47
   PDF

screenshot of title slide    How Do I Find Books?
   Using HELIN Synergy
   2:30
   PDF

screenshot of title slide    How Do I Locate Books in the Libraries?
   2:18
   PDF

screenshot of title slide    How Do I Find Journal Articles?
   3:16
   PDF

screenshot of title slide    How Do I Choose the Best Databases for
   My Research?
   1:46
   PDF

screenshot of title slide    How Do I Search Databases?
   3:34
   PDF

screenshot of title slide    Scholarly vs Popular Sources
   3:17
   PDF

screenshot of title slide    Why Cite?
   1:51
   PDF

screenshot of title slide    How Do I Cite My Sources?
   2:27
   PDF

For more information

Mary C. MacDonald
Head of Instruction
marymac@uri.edu

Scripts:
Amanda Izenstark
Jim Kinnie
Mary C. MacDonald

Audio and Visuals:
Amanda Izenstark

Assessment:
Jim Kinnie

This project is supported by an "Innovative Approaches Using Technology" grant from the Provost's Office, University of Rhode Island.