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Library Tutorials: Documentation and Resources

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

List of 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.  

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

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

 

 

Topics:  

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.

Topics:  

Evidence-based Practice / Research Needs and Search Strategies / Health Science Resources / Understanding and Using Research Sources / Glossary of Health Sciences Terms

Evidence-based Practice

  • Introduction to Evidence-based Practice
  • Identifying Types of Evidence
  • Understanding Study Design
  • Using the Hierarchy of Evidence
  • Appraising Evidence: Diagnostic Studies Tutorial
  • Appraising Evidence: Treatment Studies
  • Applying Evidence to a Patient Population Tutorial

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Research Needs and Search Strategies
  • Introduction to Medical Databases
  • Search Strategy for Health Information
  • PICO Questions Part 1: Writing a PICO Question
  • PICO Questions Part 2: Going from PICO to Search
  • Scientific Method for Health Science Students Tutorial
  • Health Literacy

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Health Science Resources
  • CINAHL
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • Consumer Health Information
  • Health Statistics Part 1: Introduction to Using Health Data and Statistics
  • Health Statistics Part 2: Resources for Health Statistics
  • Locating Drug Information Part 1: Consumer Resources Tutorial
  • Locating Drug Information Part 2: Clinical Resources
  • Nutrition Resources
  • Point-of-Care Resources Part 1: Introduction to Using Point-of-Care Resources
  • Point-of-Care Resources Part 2: DynaMed, UpToDate, and Nursing Reference Center
  • PubMed Tips and Tricks
  • Gray Literature

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Understanding and Using Research Sources
  • Bias in Research
  • Peer Review in the Health Sciences
  • Research Retrieval and Organization
  • Reading a Scholarly Article
  • APA Citations 6th Edition
  • APA Citations 7th Edition
  • AMA Citations

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Glossary of Health Science Terms
  • Health Sciences Glossary

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

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