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These 3 library tutorials will help you to do research more effectively while saving you time and helping you to succeed at Xavier.


  1. Page through the tutorials using the Back and Next buttons.
  2. Click all of the links in the tutorials: examples, videos, and demo demos.
  3. If off-campus, the database demos will require you to log in with your Xavier username and password.
  4. Each tutorial ends in a quiz. The results will be emailed to you. Keep these. You may be asked by different professors for the results.

FIND Tutorial

This tutorial will teach you how to:
  • Review different types of sources
  • Identify keywords that describe the topic
  • Construct and implement effectively designed search strategies using keywords.
  • Use library resources to find books, articles, etc.

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This tutorial will teach you how to:
  • Asses the quantity, quality and relevance of your search results.
  • Examine your search results to determine currency, relevance, authority, accuracy and purpose.
  • Identify potential gaps in your search results.
  • Revise your search strategy.

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USE Tutorial

This tutorial will teach you how to:
  • Avoid plagiarizing
  • Cite sources consistently using appropriate document style
  • Understand intellectual property, copyright and fair use

Begin USE Tutorial >>