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Research 101

Your starter kit for college-level research at Kennedy Library. Advance your research skills with the self-guided tutorials and videos below.


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Library Orientation

Learn about top Kennedy Library Resources and Services in this 20-minute tutorial. 

Library Research Module

Do you have a research assignment and don’t know where to start?

The Library Research 101 Tutorial will take you through the steps of the research process in four self-guided lessons on...

  • finding information in the Libary's OneSearch catalog and databases
  • research ethics and types of bias in research
  • evaluating information sources for credibility and quality 
  • identifying and understanding different types of information sources

There are knowledge check questions for you to test your own understanding and a research notebook where you can apply your research topic and practice the steps in the research process.

For Students - Self-Enroll

For Instructors - Upload from Canvas Commons

Finding Data Tutorial and Notebook

In this self-guided tutorial, students learn search strategies for finding data and visualizations.

Finding, Using and Citing Images Tutorial

In the Finding, Using & Citing Images self-guided tutorial, students learn how to find the best images for their topic, analyze images for effectiveness and credibility, and are introduced to MLA and attribution citation styles for images. This tutorial takes approximately 30 minutes and includes knowledge check questions to check for understanding of the content.

For Students

For Instructors - Import the Tutorial to Your Canvas Course