Doing good research can be complicated. We’re all used to simplified interfaces – using things like Google online, and things like microwaves in our kitchens. But sometimes using a microwave isn’t enough. You need to learn how to use the real stove. And for that, obviously, you’d read the manual, or have someone show you how.
The same is true in the library. You’re not born knowing how to do great research; it’s something everyone has to learn. If you’d like to talk and ask questions with a real person, we’re available at email@example.com or 765-973-8311. But if you’re the kind of person that prefers to read the instructions, the library has lots of tutorials.
Our main source of tutorials are LibGuides, which are customized guides for many library topics. We have many LibGuides written for specific courses, but also for common tasks, such as Finding and Evaluating Resources or Starting Research. We also have LibGuides that act as tutorials for specific databases – ones like EBSCO Ebooks or IUCAT that show you how to get the most out of one individual resource.
We also have videos that can help you if you prefer a visual learning style. Videos like Basic Library Research or Ebook Tutorial cover major topics that will turn you into a library pro in no time, taking you from general to advanced search strategies.
So however you like to learn – hands on, by reading, or by watching – we’ve got great guides for you. If you have any questions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!