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Information Literacy Tutorials: Home


The interactive tutorials on this page can help you navigate the Waidner-Spahr Library's website and learn the basics of library research.  Most tutorials take about 5 minutes to complete. Topics include choosing the most relevant databases; searching library databases for books, articles and other materials; constructing effective search techniques; and interpreting and writing citations.

These tutorials combine visual instruction, narration, and interactive quizzes to provide you with the opportunity to learn at your own pace, to review material learned in class, or to complete homework and research assignments.

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Finding a Journal Article From a Citation

Distinguishing Among Source Types

How to Use the Get It button

Choosing Search Terms

How to Renew Library Materials Online

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Creative Commons License The library tutorials on this page by Dickinson College are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.