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Tutorial 1

Avoiding Issues of Academic Dishonesty.

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This module will describe plagiarism and academic integrity, and illustrate the circumstances when a citation is needed.

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Tutorial 2

Defining and Comparing different Publication Types.

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This module will illustrate the publication and research cycle, different types of scholarly sources, and how to identify and find primary and secondary sources, and qualitative and quantitative sources.

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Tutorial 3

How to Find Books for Research.

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This module demonstrates how to use the Library Catalog to find books.

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Tutorial 4

How to Find Articles for Research.

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This module demonstrates how to use library databases and formulate a search strategy to find sources appropriate for college research papers.

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Tutorial 5

Evaluating Research Resources.

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This module shows how to critically look at web pages, books and articles to evaluate their credibility.

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Tutorial 6

Citing Your Sources.

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This module describes the importance of managing your sources, tools that can be used to manage your sources, and the parts of a citation.

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Tutorial 7

Monitoring Information and Keeping Current.

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This module explores different ways to monitor news and published information using Google Reader, RSS Feeds, and Table of Contents alerts.

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Tutorial 8

Online Privacy and Social Media.

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This module includes ways to check your privacy settings in popular online social sites, be aware of phishing scams for personal information, and tips about your online presence to potential employers.

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Tutorial 9

Biofilms

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This module includes ways to find general information about biofilms, identify and locate texts that cover biofilms and ways to find and access research articles on biofilms using journals and databases.

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Tutorial 10

Neurosciences

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In this module you will learn about: databases used to find articles about neuroscience, search strategies using Find It!, professional organizations and mobile apps for research.

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Tutorial 11

Smart Energy

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In this module you will learn about finding general information on smart energy, locating journal articles on smart energy, search strategy advice, and chemical structure drawing tools.


Welcome to the Binghamton University Libraries Tutorials!
This suite of tutorials have been designed to introduce students to research practices and to help students understand information resources available to them, both in the library and online.

The preferred web browser to view these tutorials is FireFox, however, they will also work in Internet Explorer, Chrome and Safari. Do not use Internet Explorer 9.

Each page has audio and text. Consider using headphones to listen to the audio if you are in a noisy or public space. The audio should automatically start but if it doesn't you can push the play button on the audio controller. To view the text, hover your mouse over the document icon.

You will require Quicktime on your computer for the audio to play.

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Last Updated: 9/9/14