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Information Literacy/Tutorials

Video Tutorials starring the Library staff and featuring some of the most commonly asked questions

Avoiding Plagiarism

Avoiding Plagiarism 

This tutorial defines what plagiarism is and provides students strategies to avoid plagiarism in their own work.

Completion Time: 40-50 minutes

APA Citation Module

APA Citation Module 

This module teaches students how to construct citations in APA format. Students learn how to use citations and the importance of using proper citations in their own work.

Completion Time: 40-50 minutes

IEEE Citation Module

IEEE Citation Style Module

This tutorial teaches students how to construct citations in IEEE style. The tutorial describes the various citation styles available to students along with the importance of citing sources.

Completion Time: 30-40 minutes

Copy "Right"

Copy "Right" 

Students completing this module learn what copyright is and why it is important. Also, students learn how to make proper use of public domain and Fair Dealing in their research.

Completion Time: 20-30 minutes

Developing a Research Topic

Developing a Research Question 

In this tutorial, students learn how to broaden or narrow a research topic to develop a research question. 

Completion Time: 15-20 minutes

Evaluating Internet Sources & Fake News

Evaluating Internet Sources + Fake News 

Using the acronym FACTS (Find, Action, Credible, Timeline, Sources), students learn to evaluate web sources to better distinguish credible resources from misinformation.  

Completion Time: 15-20 minutes

Generating Search Terms

Generating Search Terms 

In this tutorial, students learn how to generate search terms to produce better research results. 

Completion Time: 10-15 minutes

Internet Search Tips

Internet Search Tips 

This module provides students important web searching tips and strategies to help support their research and assignments.

Completion Time: 10-15 minutes

Popular versus Scholarly Periodicals

Popular vs. Scholarly Periodicals 

This tutorial helps students to differentiate between popular versus scholarly articles and periodicals. Knowing the difference between popular vs scholarly is important for assignments and research. 

Completion Time: 15-20 minutes

Primary and Secondary Sources

Primary and Secondary Sources

This module helps students to distinguish between primary and secondary sources and to use them appropriately in research assignments.

Completion Time: 10-15 minutes

Top 10 Library Supports for Success

Top 10 Library Supports for Success

This tutorial helps students to identify and locate available library supports and services at Niagara College. Knowing where to find these supports can lead to greater success in the classroom.

Completion Time: 15-20 minutes

Understanding Your Assignment

Understanding Your Assignment

This tutorial 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?

The tutorial teaches students how to search the Niagara College library database to find academic books and peer-reviewed articles to support research assignments.

Completion Time: 15-20 minutes

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