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In this tutorial you will learn how to conduct research --from start to finish-- using the American University Library. This tutorial is composed of 5 sections. Each has its own set of learning outcomes and activities. You can navigate through the tutorial by using the tabs at the top of the screen, or you can use the NEXT and BACK buttons at the bottom of each page.
In each section you will find text and "active" images. In order to fully experience this tutorial, we suggest that you both read the text, and explore the images.
1) How Do I Start
This section will introduce you to steps that will help you get started with your research project.
2) Which Source is Best?
In this section, you will learn how to distinguish between types of sources, and how to determine which source is best for your assignment.
3) How Do I Search?
In this section you'll learn how to search for and find the sources you need.
4) Can I Use This in My Paper?
This section will help you determine whether or not information is authoritative, accurate, and suits your research needs.
5) What About Citations?
In this section you'll learn about when and how citations are used.
Tutorial by Meagan Kinsley (2013)
Library Tour Video (click "CC" for closed captioning)