Learn about the importance of academic integrity, how to avoid plagiarism, and basic tips for citing and documenting your sources in your coursework. This tutorial can be taken all at once, or in three separate sessions. To take the tutorial in one session, click on:
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Note: For quizzes, look in your Moodle course(s). If your instructor has asked that you take this tutorial and the accompanying quiz, it should be located in your Moodle course. In the event that you do not have this in one of your Moodle courses, please contact Spencer Jardine or Caprice Huse.
The ResearchPath Tutorial offers research tips and tricks to enable researchers to do their work.
Note: Look for ResearchPath Tutorial quizzes in your Moodle course. Instructors who wish to make links to the tutorial, and a 20-question quiz available within their Moodle course may download and restore this mbz file into their Moodle course. Refer to the Moodle instructions provided in the Restore Course Data to Current Courses document to import the file into your course, or contact the ITRC for help. Also this site has step by step instructions to include this mbz file in your Moodle course. Contact Spencer Jardine or Caprice Huse for further assistance.
The Library of Congress Call Number System
Learn about call numbers in the SearchPath Tutorial section titled Understanding Call Numbers.
These tutorials include an audio component and run automatically.
- Asking a Reference Question. (4:54)
- Can't Find a Reference Source on Your Topic? (1:16)
- Citing Sources with the Database Icons. (4:41)
- Database Features: How to Use the Databases Best. (4:06)
- Find a Book in the Eli M. Oboler Library. (3:37)
- Find it @ ISU Button: Full Text, Library Services, and More. (4:19)
- Find the Full Text of an Article: Do you have my article? (3:57)
- Finding Reference Sources and Statistics with Google. (1:33)
- Finding Scholarly Articles. (3:41)
- Requesting Materials from Main Library for Distance Students: A tutorial for distance students and faculty.(4:50)
- Wikipedia: Understand Wikipedia and Make the Best Use of It. (3:41)
- Key Word Searching. (2:01)
- Narrowing a Topic: General Tips (4:59)
- Reference Sources: Limit Results by Location in the Library Catalog. (5:38)
- SCORE Learn how to evaluate the sources chosen for your research project based on the SCORE criteria of Scope, Currency, Originality level, Reason, and Expertise of author. The resulting credibility score and your judgment about relevance to your topic combine to determine which source(s) to use for your college-level research project. (13:15)
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- PsycINFO Basic Tutorial (EBSCOhost 2.0)
- PubMed Online Training
- ScienceDirect: Tutorials Menu
- Web of Science Recorded Training
- Web of Science Search Tips
Multimedia Tutorials Creators
|Catherine Gray||Librarian at ISU Library -- Idaho Falls|
|Atul Mehta||Tutorial Assistant|
|Sabin Subedi||Former Tutorial Assistant|
|Laura Gleason||Library Assistant II|
|Molly Montgomery||Former ISU Librarian|
|Lingpei Zou||Former Teaching Assistant|
|Spencer Jardine||Coordinator of Instruction in Pocatello|
- For tutorial suggestions and comments, please contact Spencer Jardine, Coordinator of Instruction, at (208) 282-5609, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you need immediate assistance with research, and these tutorials do not appear to answer your questions, drop by the reference desk for informal help from a librarian at the reference desk, call (208) 282-3182, or send an email via Ask a Librarian.