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This guide contains tutorials and worksheets to help students learn information literacy skills and become more effective researchers. Instructors and librarians should feel free to use any content in this guide in online and/or face-to-face classes.

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Tutorials in this section will help you understand the academic research process.

•         Research is a process: Research is iterative and depends on asking increasingly complex questions.
•         Scholarship is a conversation: Ongoing communication occurs within a community of scholars resulting in new insights, discoveries and perspectives.
•         Credibility is contextual: Credibility depends on many factors including the author, audience and purpose.
•         Format matters: When evaluating your resources, examine the format. The way a document is presented indicates its strengths and weaknesses.
•         Searching is strategic: Doing academic research is hard, but there are some ways to make your searching more efficient and productive.