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Bush Library Research Tutorial: About

Tutorial Overview

Bush Memorial Library welcomes you to our online tutorial on library services and skills. We have designed this tutorial to provide you with opportunities to learn about the library and it's services, and allow you to practice information-seeking and evaluation skills in information literacy. The Bush Library Research Tutorial consists of 8 modules.  The tutorial does not have to be completed in one sitting.

We recommend:

  1. Reading each module in order because they sequence in complexity.
  2. Reviewing the learning objective for each module before beginning the module.
  3. Putting your new-found knowledge to the test on your next research project or paper! 

Begin by clicking on the Module 1 link below

Tutorial Contents

Module 1 - Orientation to Bush Memorial Library
Module 2 - Types of Information and Research Tools
Module 3 - Searching a Database
Module 4 - Understanding Citations
Module 5 - Information Ethics: Citing Sources and Fair Use

Module 6-  Using Internet Sources
Module 7 - Evaluating Content on the Web
Module 8 - Developing a Research Strategy 



Bush Library thanks Harvey A. Andruss Library at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, for granting permission allowing us to adapt their "General Library Research Tutorial." 

Learning Objectives for Tutorial

 Blue Conductor

 The tutorial prepares students to --

  • Orient themselves to the physical and virtual services and collections offered from Bush Library.
  • Determine when information is needed and select the appropriate research tool. 
  • Employ effective searching techniques.
  • Locate and retrieve resources from varied providers.
  • Appropriately document the sources they cite.  
  • Use information ethically and legally.
  • Evaluate the sources they discover.
  • Develop a research strategy.

  Contact the Library

Call us at:
(651) 523-2373

Or, view our email address, physical address, and a map of our location on our website.