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Tutorials

Welcome

Hello! The tutorials on this page are designed for use by faculty in FYS courses, but of course can be used in any course, or by any student who's new to Austin College (or anyone who may require a refresher)! They are arranged as a sequence, but may be utilized individually as needed.

If you have questions or issues with accessing or using this content, please contact Andrew Smith via email or 903-813-2470.

Library Search Basics

This interactive tutorial will walk you through the basics of searching for books and articles in WorldCat Discovery.

Time to complete: 20-25 minutes

If your professor has assigned this for your class, please be sure to go through and complete the entire tutorial so you can receive credit. A Certification of Completion is available at the end when you have successfully completed the tutorial.

Scholarly or Popular? Evaluating Articles in a Library Database

This interactive tutorial will take you a step further in your search, exploring and distinguishing articles from academic (scholarly/peer-reviewed journals) and non-academic (popular magazines, newspapers) sources.

Time to complete: 20-25 minutes

If your professor has assigned this for your class, please be sure to go through and complete the entire tutorial so you can receive credit. A Certification of Completion is available at the end when you have successfully completed the tutorial.

Evaluating Information Sources

This tutorial is designed to help you learn how to evaluate information sources, a key information literacy skill.

Time to complete: 25-30 minutes

If your professor has assigned this for your class, please be sure to go through and complete the entire tutorial so you can receive credit. A Certification of Completion is available at the end when you have successfully completed the tutorial.

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