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This guide contains information and resources about the Library Instruction Tutorials, and the Health Sciences tutorials.

Library Tutorials

The Rutgers University Libraries Tutorials & Guides page contains direct links to the List of Library Tutorials below.

Please note: a Rutgers NetID is required to access some of this content.  

List of Library Tutorials:
Citation Formatting Tools
  • EndNote
  • RefWorks
  • Zotero


Citation Styles
  • Why Citations Matter
  • APA Citations 6th Edition
  • APA Citations 7th Edition
  • MLA 7th Edition Citation Style
  • MLA 8th Edition Citation Style
  • Turabian Citation Style
  • Harvard Citation Style
  • Chicago Style Book Citations
  • Chicago Style Journal and Website Citations
Academic Integrity, Plagiarism, Copyright
  • Academic Integrity
  • Copyright
  • Plagiarism




Getting Started with Research / Evaluating Information / Sources of Information / Searching for Information / Presenting Research and Data


Getting Started with Research
  • Why Information Matters
  • Life in the Information Age
  • The Research Process
  • Choosing a Topic
  • How to Narrow Your Topic
  • Background Research Tips
  • Thesis Statements
  • Scholarly as Conversation
  • Research for Persuasive Writing
  • Creating a Research Plan
  • Framing a Problem

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Evaluating Information
  • What is Authority?
  • Introduction to Bias
  • Types of Bias
  • Evaluating Sources
  • Choosing the Best Web Source
  • Objectivity in Reporting
  • News Reporting vs. Opinion Pieces in Journalism
  • Evaluating Digital Sources Using Lateral Reading

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Sources of Information
  • Information has Value
  • Data, Information, and Knowledge
  • Primary & Secondary Research
  • Primary & Secondary Sources
  • Peer Review
  • Types of Sources
  • How to Read Scholarly Materials

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Searching for Information
  • Choosing a Database
  • Choosing & Using Keywords
  • Search Techniques
  • Refining Search Techniques

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Presenting Research and Data
  • Synthesizing Information for Academic Writing
  • Anatomy of a Research Paper
  • Writing Help
  • Digital Privacy
  • Paraphrasing, Quoting, and Summarizing
  • Academic Writing
  • Understanding the Communication Need
  • Preparing for a Presentation

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Culture and Citizenship
  • Introduction to Cultural Issues
  • Global Citizenship
  • Introduction to Civic Engagement
  • Introduction to Civic Action


Using Critical Thinking and Logic
  • Why Thinking Matters
  • Inquiry
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Evidence-based Reasoning
  • Analyzing Information

A Health Science General List of Topics can be found under the Libraries Tutorials & Guides web page.

Librarians: A detailed breakdown of lessons can be found on the RUL Staff Resources website.  This site requires a Rutgers University Libraries NetID login.


QuickSearch Tutorials
  • Getting Started with QuickSearch
  • Finding Course Reserves
  • Saving Searches and Results
  • Accessing Your Library Account

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