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Begin Your Research at HSU Tutorial

    • Increase your understanding of college-level information and research.
    • Improve your ability to locate information required for your assignments.
    • Complete the tutorial at your own pace.
    • Login with your HSU ID and Password to recieve credit from your instructor

    • Click the blue button at the bottom left of each section to move forward.
    • Click on a section to begin.

      module titles of tutorial series

        Section 1: Begin Research

        Learn about understanding your assignment and choosing a suitable topic. Then select the best keywords to search.

        Average Time: 9 minutes

        Section 2: Knowledge Cycle

        Become familiar with the information cycle and the purpose of various information sources. Understand how different disciplines define primary, secondary, and tertiary sources.
        Average Time: 10 minutes

        Section 3: Find Books

        Discover why books can be valuable sources and learn where to search for them.

        Average Time: 9 minutes

        Section 4: Find Articles

        Find out how to locate articles from newspapers, magazines, and scholarly journals in library databases.

        Average Time: 9 minutes

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        Section 5: Make Citations 

        Discover why accurate citations are important and identify information required for any citation style.

        Average Time: 9 minutes

        Section 6: Basic Search

        Start a search and improve your search results by incorporating useful strategies.

        Average Time: 15 minutes

        Section 7: Advanced Search

        Increase your search skills by incorporating subject searching, limiting by specific fields, and exploring additional databases.
        Average Time: 12 minutes