Confused about the research process? Need a refresher on a specific topic? The following interactive tutorials can help. Note: Most tutorials require a free program called Adobe Flash player in order to watch them.
Start with Searchpath from Babson Library. Searchpath is an online self-paced tutorial that can help you improve your library and research skills. There are five modules
- Starting Smart - when to use what; types of information
- Keywords/Searching - research process; search strategies
- Using Voyager - find e-books, books, videos, theses, and more at Babson Library
- Finding Articles - article databases—get those all-important scholarly works
- Citations/Plagiarism - don’t get busted, play it smart!
Each module takes between 15 to 20 minutes to complete. You can either watch each one in order or mix and match. It's up to you! (Last updated: 2009)
RefWorks Tutorial: from the makers of RefWorks. Learn how to set up a RefWorks account, then zap references from library databases straight into your account, format them, and generate a bibliography with just a few clicks. Pick from 15 sections, which can take anywhere from 45 seconds to eight minutes to watch. (Last reviewed: 8/2006)
Get it: from Babson Library. Find full text articles in a snap with this tool that appears in all of the library's journal databases. (Last reviewed: 9/2008)
Get it (School of Human Services): from Babson Library. Find full text articles in a snap with this tool that appears in all of the library's journal databases. This tutorial has been specifically tailored for our School of Human Services campuses. (Last reviewed: 5/2009)
You Quote It, You Note It: An excellent, fun tutorial on how to cite your sources appropriately and avoid plagiarism. Learning these techniques are fundamental to making fair use of others' research. (Produced by Vaughan Memorial Library, Acadia University)
If you run into problems trying to watch any of these tutorials, please Ask the Library for help.