This is the "Home" page of the "Tutorials and Videos on Research" guide.
Alternate Page for Screenreader Users
Skip to Page Navigation
Skip to Page Content

Tutorials and Videos on Research   Tags: introductory  

Videos and website tutorials on library resources, research skills and other services.
Last Updated: Jun 4, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

Home Print Page


These online tutorials are organized by topic in the tabs above. Most of these tutorials and videos were created by librarians to help students with their research.

Recommended Online Resources

Do you know of a library research tool that you think should be listed on our guide? Or are you searching for a tutorial on a topic that we have not yet listed? Submit the link or comment here:



Was this information helpful?

How useful is this page?
(1 = Not Useful, 5 = Very Useful!)

Additional comments:

Your Email:


Begin Research Tutorial

Begin Your Research at HSU

Self paced tutorial to guide you through beginning your research, the knowledge cycle, finding books, finding articles, making citations, basic searching and advanced searching.


Begin Your Research at HSU Tutorial

    • Increase your knowledge of the information cycle.
    • Sharpen your ability to locate information required for your assignments.
    • Proceed 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 more about understanding your assignment and choosing a suitable topic. Then you can select appropriate 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

        Make Citations icon - pencile

        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

        Your Librarian

        Profile Image
        Sarah Fay Philips
        Contact Info
        Office: Library 4 (Lower Level)
        Send Email

        HSU Library Workshops


        Loading  Loading...