Library Research Tutorials

Need help getting started or finding sources?  Check out the text and video tutorials below for help on conducting research, accessing library resources, and using library services.

Get Started

College Level Research  |  Video version
Developing a Research Question – Activity
Research Life Cycle – Interactive Tutorial
Research Data Management Life Cycle – Interactive Tutorial
UW Libraries Search Box – Dropdown Options
Ways to Get Help

Find Articles

Database Search Strategies  |  Video version
Finding a Specific Article
Finding a Specific Journal
How to Read Scholarly Articles
Locating Article Databases
Requesting an item via Interlibrary Loan
Searching Within Databases  |  Video version
Using Google With Your UW-Madison NetID
Using the Articles Search

Find Books

Refining Your Search Results
Requesting an item via Interlibrary Loan
Requesting a Library Item
Searching the Library Catalog
Saving Catalog Items to a List
UW System Search

Evaluate Sources

Citation Count – Infographic
Copyright Status Tool – Activity
Evaluation Tipsheet – PDF
Identifying Fake News Tutorial – Video
Identifying Scholarly Articles  |  Video version
Using Popular Sources  |  Video version

Cite Sources

Choosing a Citation Manager  |  Video version
Citing Sources  |  Video version
Introduction to Plagiarism – Interactive TutorialTranscript
What is a Citation Manager?  |  Video version

Micro-courses 

Visit the micro-courses page to view the courses available.