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InfoRhode Tutorials

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 for live chat assistance.

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

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The Basics of College Level Research
4:24
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Why Can’t I Just Search Google?
2:26
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How Can I Develop an Effective Search Strategy?
2:34
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Evaluating Sources
2:27
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How Do I Find Books?
Using HELIN Classic
2:47
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How Do I Find Books?
Using HELIN Synergy
2:30
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How Do I Locate Books in the Libraries?
2:18
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How Do I Find Journal Articles?
3:16
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How Do I Choose the Best Databases for
My Research?
1:46
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How Do I Search Databases?
3:34
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Scholarly vs Popular Sources
3:17
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Why Cite?
1:51
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How Do I Cite My Sources?
2:27
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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.

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