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Research Help: Ready-made tutorials and videos

Research Help! Ready-made tutorials and videos for your students.

Developing a Research Topic


In this video, students will learn to

  • Navigate CQ Researcher and Opposing Viewpoints - two library resources with topic lists and background information.
  • Find background information and related search terms. 

Finding Background Information


In this video, students will learn to

  • Use Wikipedia and Encyclopedias to find terminology, background information, and potential articles through cited sources.
  • Locate LMU encyclopedias online.

Using LibGuides


In this video, students will learn to

  • Navigate LibGuides to find discipline specific resources. 

Categorizing Information

Accessible Word Document Version: Categorizing Information Tutorial

Suggested Assignments: Categorizing Information Tutorial

Key Points: Categorizing Information Tutorial


In this tutorial, students will learn to

  • Differentiate between Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary sources.
  • Differentiate between Popular vs Trade vs Scholarly sources.