Information Literacy Video Tutorials
About the Tutorials
- Each ULS tutorial introduces and teaches an information seeking concept or skill.
- Interactive quizzes at the end of most of the tutorials allow the viewer to apply and reinforce a new skill.
- Anyone can access an online tutorial.
- The University Library System encourages you to provide feedback at the end of the tutorials so that we may improve the content of our instructional efforts.
- Avoiding Plagiarism This tutorial present the concept of plagiarism, ways to avoid it, and reviews University policy
- Developing a Research Topic How do you start that all important research paper? This tutorial will lead you through those steps.
- Keyword Searching Learn how to select appropriate keywords in an online database to improve your searching capabilities.
- PittCat+ It's much more than a library catalog. Discover all the possibilities available when you search Pittcat+.
- Scholarly Information Find out how to recognize and cite scholarly (peer-reviewed) articles.
- Surfing the Cyber Library A series of four short videos teaches you the basics in searching, evaluating and citing web information.
- Using Databases This tutorial discusses the value of article databases and basic database searching techniques.
In order to view and use these tutorials, you must have Adobe Shockwave Player 7 or later. It can be freely downloaded from the following site:http://www.adobe.com/downloads.
When you view "Surfing the Cyber Library" you will be prompted to chose QuickTime or Windows Media.
The tutorials are best viewed using speakers or headphones.