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Library Skill Modules

  • 1. Developing a Search Strategy: Tips and Tricks
    Covers identifying keywords, brainstorming for synonyms and applying Boolean connectors and other search techniques.
  • 2. Searching "Discovery@Kent State" Part 1
    This module will introduce basic search strategies in the
    “Discovery@Kent State” research tool.
  • 3. Searching "Discovery@Kent State" Part 2
    This module will show you how to find the full text of items using the “Discovery@Kent State” research tool.
  • 4. Evaluating Information on the Web
    Covers approaches and strategies to evaluating information found on the public web, giving special attention to issues of authorship, accuracy and currency.
  • 5. Avoiding Plagiarism
    Provides opportunities to test comprehension of what constitutes plagiarism at Kent State University and offers strategies for avoiding plagiarizing.
  • 6. MLA Style Tutorial
    This tutorial covers all basic elements of MLA style as found in the MLA Handbook, 7th edition (2009). This tutorial was delelvoped by Dennis Paoli, Nancy Guerrero, Lauren Yannotta, Anthony Gonzalez, Meredith Theeman, and Madeleine Fix at Hunter College in NY, NY.
  • 7. APA Style the Basics
    This module is based on the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (July 2009). In this tutorial you will learn the basic rules on fonts, margins, spacing, and creating a title page.
  • 8. APA Style - Citing Books
    This module is based on the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (July 2009). In this tutorial you will learn how to write citations for books, book chapters, and electronic books.
  • 9. APA Style - Citing Articles
    This module is based on the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (July 2009). In this tutorial you will learn how to write citations for print and electronic journal, magazine, and newspaper articles.
  • 10. APA Style - Citing Web Resources
    This module is based on the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (July 2009). In this tutorial you will learn how to write citations for web pages, blogs, podcasts, and videos.
  • 11. APA Style - Citation/Reference List
    This module is based on the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (July 2009). In this tutorial you will learn how to create in-text citations and a reference list.
  • 12. KentLINK Part 1:Searching for Books by Topics
    Covers searching KentLINK by Keyword, reviewing Boolean connectors and truncation, identifying and searching by Subjects and limiting searches.
  • 13. KentLINK Part 2: Finding Books on the Shelf
    Covers identifying call number, status and location of items in KentLINK, using building guide to determine on which floor call numbers are found and reading Library of Congress call numbers and finding books on the shelf.
  • 14. Research Databases Part 1: Searching for articles by Topic
    Covers accessing research databases (specifically Academic Search Premier [ASP]), searching ASP by keyword, limiting searches, reviewing Boolean connectors and truncation and examining search results.
  • 15. Research Databases Part 2: Locating Full Text Journal Articles
    Covers accessing full text in ASP, using "Find A Copy" to find full text, storing and emailing search results and full text and options for Interlibrary Loan.
 

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