Tutorials

*** CLIP's grant ended in 2011, and these tutorials are no longer being updated. ***

APA Style Aid
This aid includes examples of in text citations, reference page citations and paper formatting in APA style. The aid is based off of the 6th ed. of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association published in 2010


Deciphering Your Assignment
Students will learn to deconstruct an assignment to its basic parts and identify appropriate sources to complete it successfully

Deconstructing Citations
Students will learn to identify basic citation components and then be offered an optional self-test

Developing a Topic
Students will learn to develop an appropriate topic for a research paper by considering goals, approaches, topic scope and helpful resources

Effective Reading
Students will learn to use a process called SQ4R to read and understand text more effectively.

Evaluating Internet Sources
Students will learn to effectively evaluate the information that they find on the web

Generating Search Terms
This tutorial will help students generate effective search terms for internet or database searching

Incorporating Sources Into Your Paper
Students will learn how to incorporate sources into their college or university research papers. They will be able to effectively structure sources, include analysis and use sources to support an argument

Internet Searching Tips
Students will learn some internet search tips and strategies

MLA Style Aid
This aid includes examples of in text citations, reference page citations and paper formatting in MLA style. The aid is based off of the 7th ed. of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers published in 2009

Popular and Scholarly Sources
Students will learn to differentiate between popular and scholarly sources and will be able to use them appropriately in their research

Primary and Secondary Sources
Students will be able to distinguish between primary and secondary sources and will be able to use them appropriately in their research

Using Google Scholar
Students will learn to perform basic and advanced searches in Google Scholar.

Using Wikipedia for Academic Research
Students will learn to deconstruct an assignment to its basic parts and identify appropriate sources to complete it successfully.

Voice Markers
Students will learn how to use voice markers and signal phrases to usefully incorporate citations into their writing.

What is a Library Database?
Students will learn what sort of information they might find in library databases and will understand when to use them appropriately for research

Why You Need to Cite Sources
Students will learn some of the reasons it is important to cite sources when writing a research paper