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Choosing a Topic

Introduction - skills to be learned
Get Curious!
Narrowing Your Topic
Broadening Your Topic
Research Question
Hit Me Game
Online Indexes & Databases
The Magic of Indexing
Keyword Searching
Keyword Searching Tools
Types of Databases
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Identifying Sources

Introduction - skills to be learned
Information Overload
Types of Sources
Selecting Sources
Infometer Instructions
Starting Your Research
Starting with the Library
Quality Over Quantity
Starting with the Web
The Web
Thinkfast Game
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Introduction - skills to be learned
Where is LUCAS
What will you find in LUCAS
Ways to Search in LUCAS
Basic Search
Searching LUCAS
What does a LUCAS record contain
Keyword vs. Subject Heading
Ways to Refine a Keyword Search
Searching For a Book by Author
Printing, Emailing or Saving Your Records
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Finding Articles

Introduction - skills to be learned
Search for Articles
What are Databases?
General Indexes
Subject Indexes
How to Choose a Database
Databases by Subject Area
Scholarly or Popular Journals
Primary or Secondary Sources
Search Example: Academic Search Complete
Broadening Your Search
Narrowing Your Search
Locating Your Articles: Journal Finder
Locating Your Articles: InterLibrary Loan
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Using the Web

Introduction - Skills to be learned
Using the Web
To Use or Not to Use
Locate It on the Web
Subject Directories
Search Engines
Metasearch Engines
Tips for Better Search
Refining Web Results
Evaluating Web Sources
Your Visible Web Assignment
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Citing Sources

Introduction - skills to be learned
Transmitting Ideas
Parts of a Citation
Citing Your Sources
Plagiarism? It's Your Call
Five Tips for Avoiding Plagiarism
And Then There's Copyright
End of "Citing Sources"
Exit Library Research Guide
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Appendices & Documentation

Resources for Librarians and Educators
Use of InfoRM
Project Development and Credits
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Resources for Librarians and Educators, Credits
Original InfoRM material © 2011 by the Liberty University Jerry Falwell Library. This tutorial incorporates material from SBU Library Research Guide, a tutorial developed by the Stony Brook University Libraries, © 2004, from Inflite, a tutorial developed by IUPUI, © 2003, from Searchpath, a tutorial developed by the Western Michigan University Library, © 2001-2002, and from TILT, a tutorial developed by the Digital Information Literacy Office for the University of Texas System Digital Library, © 1998-2002. This material may be reproduced, distributed, or incorporated, provided that appropriate credit is given.