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Research Tutorial

Your introduction to college level research.

Becoming a research expert doesn't happen overnight...


Just like any other skill set, it takes time and practice. The more research you do, the more comfortable you'll become with searching, selecting, and evaluating information. The tutorial will get you started with becoming a research expert.

DE Students

DE students: If you are taking your class through Blackboard, your instructor has provided instructions on how to take the Research Tutorial quiz within your Blackboard class.

The Research Tutorial is your key to research success!

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COM Library’s research tutorial introduces COM students to college level research.How to find and evaluate the kinds of sources your instructors want you to use in college and save time doing it! The tutorial is a series of guides listed below that you must read to get the answers for the quiz.

The Tutorial Works!

After reading the tutorial, 91% of COM students said they learned something new about college level research. Databases topped the list about which students felt they learned the most, at nearly 80%. Over 60% of the students said they learned something new about the catalog, eBooks and research, while about 50% said they learned something new about the Internet and Information Ethics.