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Library Tutorials + Modules

What are the Information Literacy Tutorials?

  • online introductions to research and academic integrity skills and concepts, created by NCLibraries
  • a combination of text, short videos and quiz questions
  • 15 to 45 minutes average completion time; can be reviewed as needed
  • an email summary of responses is sent to the student

Links to modules are provided below. Please contact library@niagaracollege.ca if you have any questions. 

Library Facilitator: Information Literacy (Welland Campus)

Library Facilitator: Information Literacy (DJP Campus)

Avoiding Plagiarism

Avoiding Plagiarism 

This tutorial will help students to identify different types of plagiarism and give them strategies to avoid plagiarism in their own work.

Completion Time: 40-50 minutes

APA Citation Module

APA Citation Module 

This module introduces students to the concept of APA Citation Style. Students learn why it is important to cite sources and begin to understand how to construct citations in their own work.

Completion Time: 40-50 minutes

IEEE Citation Module

IEEE Citation Style Module

This tutorial teaches students the importance of citing sources. It describes the various citation styles available for students to use and introduces students to the knowledge of how to construct citations in IEEE style. 

Completion Time: 30-40 minutes

Copy "Right"

Copy "Right" 

Student completing this module will learn what copyright is and why it is important. They will also learn about the public domain and Fair Dealing.

Completion Time: 20-30 minutes

Developing a Research Topic

Developing a Research Question 

In this tutorial, students learn how to develop a research question by either broadening or narrowing their topic scope. 

Completion Time: 15-20 minutes

Evaluating Internet Sources & Fake News

Evaluating Internet Sources + Fake News 

This tutorial uses the acronym FACTS (Find, Action, Credible, Timeline, Sources) to evaluate web sources, which helps student to recognize fake news and resources both at school and at home in their real life. 

Completion Time: 15-20 minutes

Generating Search Terms

Generating Search Terms 

Learn how to create search terms that will help you find better research results. 

Completion Time: 10-15 minutes

Internet Search Tips

Internet Search Tips 

This module will outline some web searching tips and strategies, especially with Google.

Completion Time: 10-15 minutes

Popular versus Scholarly Periodicals

Popular vs. Scholarly Periodicals 

This tutorial will help students to differentiate between popular versus scholarly periodicals while completing homework for class assignments.

Completion Time: 15-20 minutes

Primary and Secondary Sources

Primary and Secondary Sources

This module will help you to distinguish between primary and secondary sources and to use them appropriately in your research.

Completion Time: 10-15 minutes

Top 10 Library Supports for Success

Top 10 Library Supports for Success

This tutorial will help student to identify and locates the tools and services available to them as NC Students that will help them to succeed in the classroom.

Completion Time: 15-20 minutes

Understanding Your Assignment

Understanding Your Assignment

This helps students to better understand an assignment by deconstructing it to its basic parts.

Completion Time: 10-15 minutes

What is a Library Database?

What is a Library Database?

This tutorial will teach users about library databases, including how to search on a library database and the benefits of doing so.

Completion Time: 15-20 minutes

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