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A Content Guide: Getting

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InfoSearch Tutorial


A tutorial illustrating how to use Alvernia Library resources to find authoritative books, articles and websites.

Module 1 Starting Smart
              This module covers types of information sources you can use for your topic.

Module 2 Choosing A Topic
            This module covers topic selection and how to identify keywords to search your topic.

Module 3 Using Alvernia's Catalog
            This module covers how to search Alvernia's Catalog to find books in our library.

Module 4 Finding Articles
              This module covers how to use article databases to identify articles on a subject.

Module 5 Using theWeb
              This module covers how to efficiently search the Web and evaluate web sites.

Module 6 Citing Sources
This module covers citing sources, plagiarism, and copyright.

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What Kind of Source Should You Use?

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Background information, an overview, or established facts?

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General books

Current, in depth information?

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