Instruction Librarians at CSI Library created online tutorials to help students learn to use our resources from home. When you click on a tutorial, an instruction window should pop up on the left side of your screen. The rest of your screen will display an interactive website. You will be asked to test out different search strategies using the library's online databases or online tools. Please follow the instructions in the left-hand window, follow the prompts, and complete the tasks in the website.
During the tutorial, you may be asked short quiz questions. These are not graded in any way; they are simply part of the instruction. When you get an answer wrong, the instructions will explain why it is wrong. You can try again to guess the correct answer.
At the end of the tutorial there is a more formal quiz. These questions will not guide you towards the correct answer the way the internal quiz did. This is a final quiz that you can use to test your own skills, or to send a certificate of completion to your professor (if they asked you for this). When you enter your OWN email address, the quiz results will be emailed to you (check your spam folder just in case). You can then forward the results over to any professor who has asked you to complete these tutorials.
If you have questions about how to use these online tutorials, just ask! Email Anne Hays here.
Each tutorial contains a short quiz. You will have the option to email your results to yourself, and forward to your professor.
Getting Started with Your Research:
Introduction to Citation Styles:
The Library has designed an online tutorial that students can take for CC CLUE credit. The tutorial will teach students how to search for library resources using OneSearch, Gale Virtual Reference Library, and Academic Search Complete; they will also learn how to cite sources in MLA style, how to avoid plagiarism, and how to identify fake news on the internet.
After students take this tutorial AND the accompanying quiz, they will have the opportunity to email the results to themselves The quiz results are also automatically sent to the Coordinator of Library Instruction, who will collect the list of completed tutorials and send them to the CLUE office once per week.
The CC CLUE tutorials are not open at this time. They will open again in September. THANK YOU!
The Library has created several other very short guides on a variety of topics. These are tiny, non-interactive tutorials that explain how to find items at the Library. There are no quizzes attached to these. Check back for new ones.