- Self-guided Tutorials
Academic Integrity Tutorial
There are three separate parts to this tutorial:
Note: For quizzes, look in your Moodle course(s). If your instructor has asked that you take this tutorial and the accompanying quiz, the quiz 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.
The ResearchPath Tutorial offers research tips and tricks to enable researchers to do their work. Firefox may be a preferred browser.
Note: The quizzes may already be available in one of your Moodle courses. Check your Moodle course for the relevant quizzes. Instructors who wish to make the quiz available within their Moodle course may ask for the files from Spencer Jardine.
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)
- A–Z Journals: Electronic Access to Journals. (1:41)
- Books for Distance Students: Document Request & Delivery. (3:47)
- Browsing New Books: For Fun, Research, and Project Ideas. (3:42)
- Can't Find a Reference Source on Your Topic? (1:16)
- Citing Sources with the Database Icons. (4:41)
- Course E-Reserves: Finding Your Professor's Electronic Documents. (2:34)
- Database Features: How to Use the Databases Best. (4:06)
- Find a Book in the Eli M. Oboler Library. (3:54)
- Find it @ ISU Button: Full Text, Library Services, and More. (4:19)
- Find the Full Text of an Article: Do you have my article? (4:31)
- Finding Reference Sources and Statistics with Google. (1:33)
- Finding Scholarly Articles. (3:41)
- Health Sciences Reference Sources: (5:12)
- How to Find Online Reference Resources. (17:34)
- Key Word Searching. (1:49)
- Narrowing a Topic: General Tips (4:59)
- Quick Search: a tutorial explaining our most basic library catalog search option. (2:18)
- Quick Search - Advanced Version: a tutorial demonstrating a library catalog search option, which looks for all of your search terms. It also talks about using a truncation code to find more results in your search. (3:57)
- Reference Books: Limit Results by Location in the Library Catalog. (5:38)
- Research Success - Graduate Students: Discover how library and internet resources can assist you in your literature review. Find theses and dissertations. Understand how to request items via the Interlibrary Loan department. Learn how the A-Z Journal List can help you locate the full text to articles you need. (23:53)
- Research Success - Undergraduate Students: Understand how to use library databases and webpages to increase your success with research projects. (14:42)
- 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. Download and play mp4 file.(13:15)
- Searching for Reference Sources. (9:34)
- What is a Reference Source? (2:06)
- Wikipedia: Understand Wikipedia and Make the Best Use of It. (3:41)
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- 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.