Library Research Skills Tutorial
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1. Getting started
2. Search basics
3. Finding articles
4. Finding books
5. Finding other types of sources
6. Reading, writing & note-taking
Ask a Librarian
Finding other types of sources
Reading, writing & note-taking
Learn about the different types of articles and the peer review process. Explore how to identify, search for, select, access and evaluate articles.
What's covered in this section
What is an article?
How do I know I'm choosing articles that my professor would find appropriate?
How do I search for articles on a topic?
How do I know if my article is scholarly or peer reviewed?
How do I find the full text of an article?
What if I can't access the full text of the article I've found?
How do I find a specific article from a citation?
Activities in this section
Choose the most appropriate keyword search strategy for finding articles
Videos in this section
From Idea to Library (NCSU Libraries). [2:28 minutes]
How to identify book review articles [0:56 minutes]
How to identify editorial articles [0:56 minutes]
How to identify newspaper and magazine articles [1:59 minutes]
How to identify trade journal articles [1:17 minutes]
How to identify scholarly, academic, or peer-reviewed articles [1:33 minutes]
How do I select relevant web or online resources? [1:42 minutes]
Advanced search techniques in databases [1:58 minutes]
How do I use Google Scholar? [0:55 minutes]
What is a Scholarly Article? [3:09 minutes] (Kimbel Library)
How do I know if an article is scholarly or peer reviewed? [2:21 minutes]
How do I use Find it at Concordia [2:13 minutes]
How do I find a specific article from a citation? [2:19 minutes]
page last updated on: Monday 22 January 2018
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