How to Start
Welcome to 'Research in Databases'. This tutorial consists of seven modules to help you develop your basic database information-seeking and evaluation skills for your college career. The tutorial takes between 2 - 4 hours and does not have to be completed in one sitting.
FIRST - Read the overall Learning Objectives for the Tutorial in the box to the right.
SECOND - Begin with Module 1 and read each module in order. Before beginning a module, read its learning objectives first.
THIRD - When you have read the entire tutorial, test your understanding and mastery of the concepts.
Module 1 - About Us: An Orientation to Crumb and Crane Libraries
Module 2 - Research Process: How to approach the task of searching when you have an information need
Module 3 - Info Types: An explanation of the format, types, and platforms of information and why it impacts your searching
Module 4 - Searching: General tactics and techniques a skilled researcher uses in searching databases
Module 5 - Databases: Demonstrations in our databases of effective searching techniques
Module 6 - Results Lists: How to read and interpret the results of a search
Module 7 - Citing:How to appropriately cite the sources you will use in your own work
End - This page explains how to use the associated quiz on Moodle (MAY BE REQUIRED BY YOUR FACULTY)
Learning Objectives for Tutorial
The tutorial overall prepares students to --
- Address an information need by finding and efficiently using a variety of formal information sources.
- Evaluate the quality of the information.
- Use the information effectively for an appropriate purpose.
- Use information ethically and legally.