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This libguide was adapted from the Quick Research Library Tutorial, a tutorial developed for the Prince George’s Community College Title III Grant Project, 2001-2002.
Welcome to the Library Tutorial
The objective of this tutorial is to teach basic skills for doing research and information literacy skills to find, retrieve, analyze, and use the information effectively for lifelong learning. Learning these skills provides access to the ever expanding universe of information and knowledge.
The tutorial consists of a series instructional sections that are designed to teach the basic concepts of library research.
NOTE: This tutorial is best viewed using the Firefox or Google Chrome web browsers. Some content may not display correctly in Internet Explorer or other browsers.
Navigating the Tutorial
|How do I navigate the Library Tutorial?|
|Use the tabs at the top to move from one section to another. In some cases there are subsections, which will be indicated by a drop-down menu. Click on a category from the drop-down menu to navigate to it.|
|Tables of Contents|
|The Table of Contents is located on the left side of main page of the Tutorial (Introduction). These links can also be used to navigate to the different sections of the Tutorial.|
|In addition, each section has a box on the left side, titled Navigation, that can be used to move within the different pages of a specific section. The last link in each box, titled Table of Contents, can be used to return to the main page of the Tutorial.|
Librarians at the Research Information Desk can teach you how to access and effectively use the variety of materials in the library as well as in the research databases. If you need an extensive amount of help, librarians will provide one-on-one instructional tutoring for students doing research. For more information, call 301-322-0476 to speak with a librarian.
Start Your Research Here
Use the widget below to start your research. (Off-campus access use your OWL Link username and password.)
Search Summon for articles, books, steaming videos, and more.
The following basic computer skills are used throughout this tutorial:
- Using a mouse
- Clicking on links
- Selecting drop-down menus / radio buttons
The following websites provide an introduction to these skills.