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Library Research & Information Literacy

College-level library research is an important step in being "information literate." To read more about information literacy, visit the Association of College & Research Libraries' page, Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education

These Library Research tutorials focus on how to do college-level library research, but you can certainly apply what you learn here to other areas of your life! 

Level 1 covers the basics of getting research help, searching library databases, and citing sources. Level 2 and Level 3 guide you through more specialized resources, advanced search strategies, and tips for evaluating information.

Move through the tutorials using the "Previous" and "Next" buttons at the bottom left and right of the pages.

Library Research Level One

A hand with one finger raised. Level One gives an introduction to library research to get you started. 

Library Research Level One

Library Research Level Two

A hand with two fingers raised.Level Two offers instruction to continue building your research skills. 

Library Research Level Two

Library Research Level Three

A hand with three fingers raised. Level Three focuses on advanced search techniques and subject-specific research.

Library Research Level Three

Tutorial Videos

For demonstrations on how to use OneSearch or a library database, visit our Tutorial Videos.

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Live text chat is available 24/7/365. When an OC librarian is not available, you will be connected to one of our partner librarians from another college or university, who can help you in many ways.


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