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
Which Search is Right for You?  |  Video version
Ways to Get Help

Find Articles

Database Search Strategies  |  Video version
Finding a Specific ArticleVideo version
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

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

Micro-courses are short nongraded courses focused on a particular topic that you complete at your own pace.

Copyright & Fair Use – Micro-course