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Library Instruction: Tutorials, Videos, and Course Guides


The Library has created some basic online asynchronous tutorials on a variety of topics including:

  • Library Tour
  • What's in Your Toolbox
  • Planning Your Research Process
  • Searching Strategically in Databases and Beyond
  • Research@UWW: Discover the Possibilities
  • Scholarship as Conversation
  • Cut & Paste Doesn't Cut It: Using & Citing Sources
  • Anatomy of a Scholarly Article
  • Introductions to APA and MLA citation styles

And also tutorials covering concepts suited to more advanced classes:

  • Build Background Knowledge: Identifying Key Terms and Concepts
  • Identify Source Types
  • Understand the Peer Review Process
  • Identify Research Articles
  • Begin the Search: Selecting Discipline-specific Databases
  • Author Searching and Bibliographic Mining
  • Format Citations
  • Manage and Share References: Reference Managers

Individual tutorials or sets can be completed by your students prior to library instruction to free up time for in-class interactive and critical thinking activities. Talk to us to find out would work best for you and your students.


The libraries have created a wide variety of videos that are available to you and your students:

Course and Class Guides

Upon request, your subject specialist librarian or the librarian teaching your class can create an online guide designed around course content or research assignments. It would contain information relevant to your students, such as links to Research@UWW, databases, articles, and free online resources, as well as search tips and information about services such as UW Request and interlibrary loan through ILLiad.