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

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 - some video-only versions also available. Please contact library@niagaracollege.ca if you have any questions. 

Plagiarism

avoiding plagiarism module title screen

Description: After completing this module, you will be able to

  • Describe why plagiarism awareness is important
  • Identify and define different types of plagiarism
  • Explain how to prevent plagiarism

Text, videos and quiz - completion 40-50 minutes

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https://nclibraries.libwizard.com/f/Avoiding_Plagiarism

Description: This short video defines plagiarism, describes some common forms of plagiarism and how to avoid it. (3 min 49 sec).

Copy link: https://youtu.be/kCg8SdnaPjU

MS Stream link: https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/e91de9f2-a330-4f19-8807-4e06231fb141

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Copyright

Description: After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Explain copyright and its importance.
  • Identify and explain public domain.
  • Describe the fair dealing exception.
  • Explain creative commons.

Completion time: 20-30 minutes

Copy link: https://nclibraries.libwizard.com/f/copyright

Description: This short video describes what copyright is, as well as what things are/aren't covered by copyright. (3 min 50 sec).

Copy link: https://youtu.be/7lY05USBSWc

MS Stream link: https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/c6d9293f-55fb-47c2-b9d4-42e3b6d134ca

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APA Citation

Description: After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • explain why it is important to document sources
  • describe different types of commonly used citation styles
  • know how to construct and use citations in your own work.

Text, video and quiz - completion 40-50 minutes

Copy link:

https://nclibraries.libwizard.com/f/apastyle

Where, Why and When of Citing Video - opens in a new window

Description: An introductory tutorial video for Niagara College students on the importance of citing. Video length: 3:24

Copy Link: https://youtu.be/bSDpIvw_zqg

MS Stream Link: https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/4855606a-acd9-44a8-ac7c-dd5ca269414b

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IEEE Citation

IEEE Style Learning Module - Opens in a new window

Description: After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • explain why it is important to document sources
  • describe different types of commonly used citation styles
  • know how to construct and use citations in your own work.

 

Completion time: 30-40 minutes

Copy link: https://nclibraries.libwizard.com/f/ieeestyle

Where, Why and When of Citing Video - opens in a new window

Description: An introductory tutorial video for Niagara College students on the importance of citing. Video length: 3:24

Copy Link: https://youtu.be/bSDpIvw_zqg

MS Stream Link: https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/4855606a-acd9-44a8-ac7c-dd5ca269414b

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Generating Search Terms

Description: After completing this module, you will be able to

  • Describe why creating good search terms is important
  • Identify different strategies for creating good search terms

Text, video clips and quiz - completion 10-15 minutes

Copy link: https://nclibraries.libwizard.com/f/Generating-Search-Terms

Description: This playlist of video clips explains why good search terms are important and shows several approaches for creating them. (playlist total 3 min 49 sec).

Copy link:https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUL8crWahKNsSi5HDcylHSefNhAJqdFAp

MS Stream link: https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/16860cd5-935f-42ac-84f3-b4d56b2cc362

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Developing a Topic

Description: After completing this module, you will be able to

  • identify some goals to keep in mind as you choose a topic
  • choose an approach to further develop, broaden or narrow your topic
  • look for some resources to get you started.

Text, video clips and quiz - completion 10-15 minutes

Copy link: https://nclibraries.libwizard.com/f/Developing-a-Research-Topic

Description: This playlist of video clips will help you choose, broaden and narrow your research topic, and will suggest some resources to get you started (playlist total 5:45).

Copy link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUL8crWahKNtD9BnEBWLQqkI1-WGUPnRd

MS Stream link: https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/51eb85e9-a7eb-4e8d-90df-82398aab7365

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Evaluating Internet Sources

Description: This module will help college students evaluate internet sources and recognize fake news.

Text, video clips and quiz - completion 15-20 minutes

Copy link: https://nclibraries.libwizard.com/f/fakenews

Description: This playlist of video clips will help college students evaluate internet sources and recognize fake news. (playlist total 7 min 42 sec).

Copy link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUL8crWahKNu7L8YU7f3q0fX7w0GveGLl

MS Stream link: https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/ffdfa6b1-b1b9-4f76-97ba-e96ef5de442a

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Primary and Secondary Sources

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

Text, video and quiz - completion 10-15 minutes

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 https://nclibraries.libwizard.com/f/primarysecondary

Description: This tutorial video will help you to distinguish between primary and secondary sources and to use them appropriately in your research. (4 min 47 sec).

Copy link: https://youtu.be/Ba8oqb4nCrQ

MS Stream link: https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/148c2301-43ae-4d43-9442-2d508039d5dc

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Top Ten Library Supports for Success

Library Support and Services Module Title Screen

Description: After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Identify and locate the tools and services available from ncLibraries.
  • Set your personal academic integrity and ethical research goals.
  • Access the library tools and services and select the one that best suits your current need.

Text, video and quiz - completion 15-20 minutes

Copy link: https://nclibraries.libwizard.com/f/Library-Support-for-Success

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How Do I Find Peer-Reviewed Articles?

Description: This tutorial video will show you what peer-reviewed articles are and how to find them easily using NC Libraries Everything Search box. (2:12)

Copy link: https://youtu.be/sUZYx6MFIKc

MS Stream link: https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/3d551315-aeb5-439f-8c87-d5688d55def0

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Understanding Your Assignment

Description: This tutorial will help you better understand an assignment by deconstructing it to its basic parts. This tutorial will also help you identify appropriate resources to successfully complete an assignment.

Text, videos and quiz - completion 10-15 minutes

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https://nclibraries.libwizard.com/f/understandingyourassignment

Description: Learn how to interpret college assignments. (5 min 36 sec).

Copy link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUL8crWahKNsn_Hqhzgb-8QFgV_mI2mU4

MS Stream link: https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/80899284-eb6e-41a1-9b06-5f7a146a3c97

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What is a Library Database?

Description: After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Define what a library database is.
  • List ways of how to access the library databases on the library's website.
  • Articulate the benefits of using a library database when completing your research.

Text, video and quiz - completion 10-20 minutes

Copy link: https://nclibraries.libwizard.com/f/databases

Description: This instructional video covers what a library database is, how to access a library database, and why you might want to use a library database to conduct research for school assignments (5 min 12 sec).

Copy link: https://youtu.be/f4IDtk9kepI

MS Stream link: https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/170d349b-6174-45d3-a732-e617e81e3637

3 Minutes to Research (the Search Everything box)

Description: This tutorial video will show you a quick way to get started with your research assignment by using the "Search Everything" box on the Niagara College Library website. (2:42)

Copy link: https://youtu.be/fbjN0WrdWzE

MS Stream link: https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/de6b776e-7111-40b0-8db1-44e5ca340c48

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Internet Search Tips

Description: This module will outline some web searching tips and strategies, especially with Google. (Text, video and quiz.- completion 10-15 minutes.)

Copy link: https://nclibraries.libwizard.com/f/searchtips

Description: This tutorial video will outline some web searching tips and strategies, especially with Google. (5 min 01 sec).

Copy link: https://youtu.be/lch-_r3_aK8

MS Stream link: https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/76745e55-a1b3-4db6-a428-579408e76e19

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What are OER?

Description: A basic introduction to OERs for Niagara College students, faculty, and staff from ncLibraries.(2:49)

Copy link:https://youtu.be/-rRGiRnoJTU

MS Stream link: https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/da6e09e7-fc40-4527-92cf-cb0845758803

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Popular vs. Scholarly Periodicals

Description: After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Articulate the differences between popular and scholarly periodicals.
  • Use these differences to help identify whether or not an article is popular or scholarly when doing research for a class assignment.

Text, video and quiz - completion 15-20 minutes

Copy link: https://nclibraries.libwizard.com/f/periodicals

Description: This video explains the difference between scholarly and periodical periodicals and helps you to differentiate between the two when doing research online.(9 min 59 sec).

Copy link: https://youtu.be/XJbTQc_2dG0

MS Stream link: https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/d7f084da-5595-41ee-a4d3-b0b8e2d9d2f0

Adding Library Databases to Google Scholar

Description: This tutorial video will show you how to connect your Google Scholar to full text journals available through your NCLibraries. (2:34)

Copy link: https://youtu.be/sdOaElZpRWI

MS Stream link: https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/db38cf29-28f5-47d2-8c11-0cf19e1e73cc

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Refworks

Description: Create a Refworks account and store all your saved items permanently, manage documents and references, and collaborate with other researchers. You can find Refworks when you click on the folder icon from your search results screen after using the ncLibraries' "Search Everything" option. (7:59)

Copy link:https://youtu.be/osHXsnB_s4c

MS Stream link: https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/8680fc5a-49c2-4464-976f-5a2a8550d11d

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Citation Generation

Description: This tutorial shows Niagara College students how to automatically generate citations with ncLibraries quickly and easily. (3:30)

Copy link: https://youtu.be/qZt3FBOx1Fs

MS Stream link: https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/bb34e724-57ba-470d-a659-ed6f22160694

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