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Lesson 1: Beginning Your Research
 · Select a Topic
 · Refine a Topic
 · Develop a Research Question
 · Organize a Search Strategy
 · Understand Types of Sources

Lesson 2: Finding Books
 · The Library Catalog
 · Basic Search
 · Advanced Search
 · Expand/Limit Searches
 · Boolean Operators
 · Search Options

Lesson 3: Finding Articles
 · What Are Periodicals?
 · Scholarly Journals vs. Popular Magazines
 · Using Indexes to Locate Articles
 · Deciphering Index Information
 · Finding Articles Using Citation Information
 · Requesting Articles From Other Libraries

Lesson 4: Finding Web Sites
 · What is the Internet?
 · URL Basics
 · Search Engines
 · Subject Directories

Lesson 5: Evaluating Resources
 · Why Evaluate?
 · Evaluation Criteria for All Media
 · Evaluating Periodicals
 · Evaluating Web Sites

Lesson 6: Finding Materials Outside the Library
 · InterCampus Loan and Recall Requests
 · InterLibrary Loan
 · World Catalog
 · Access to Other Libraries
 · Assistance Both in Person and Online


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