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Tutorials that will help you learn how to find, use, and evaluate resources to use in your research.
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Information Literacy Modules Available in Blackboard

Our online Information Literacy Modules (ILMs) or tutorials are synched to the ALA's (American Library Association) Information Literacy standards. The ILMs are in Blackboard. 
  • Welcome to the Library: online tour of Library services
  • Choosing a Topic: techniques on how to focus and brainstorm on a topic
  • Searching, Finding and Evaluating Books: how to successfully perform research using the online catalog
  • Searching, Finding and Evaluating Articles: how to successfully perform research using subscription databases
  • Citing and Plagiarism: the importance of plagiarism and the specifics of different style manuals


Step-by-step video instructions on how to login to library tutorials in Blackboard. Or download the instructions in pdf on how to login to library tutorials in Blackboard.

How Do I Find Research Help in the Library?


Finding Books Using the Henry Madden Library Website

Finding Books Using the Henry Madden Library Website (direct link)


Using Academic Search Premier

This tutorial will show you how to access and use one of Fresno State's most popular databases, Academic Search Premier. (direct link


Narrowing Your Topic & Finding Key Words

This tutorial will give you some ideas for how to narrow your topic before doing research using the resources at the Henry Madden Library at Fresno State. (direct link


The Anatomy of a Scholarly Article

This tutorial describes the anatomy, or different parts, of a scholarly article. By the end of the tutorial, you should be able to quickly determine whether an article is scholarly or not. (direct link


The Research Process: Searching, Finding, and Evaluating Resources for First Year Writing

This tutorial can be used by instructors and students enrolled in Fresno State's First Year Writing Program classes (English 5A, 5B and 10) (direct link


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