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Information Literacy Self-Guided Tutorial
The Rensselaer Libraries provides access to ProQuest's Research Companion - a self-guided tutorial of the entire research process. Create a free account to earn badges, keep track of your progress, and access pre- and post-video assessment questions.
You can find scholarly resources through a number of library tools. The Libraries subscribe to numerous research databases, which are listed here: A-Z Databases. While more discipline-specific suggestions are located on our Subject Guides. For general searching, start with our "Discovery Tool" - appropriately named Quick Search, or through the Libraries' catalog. Watch the playlist below for more information about when to use these different tools.
Researchers will know where to find information
Researchers will understand the benefits and limitations of searching the open web
Researchers will understand the difference between materials accessed via the library catalog and via subscription databases
Researchers will understand that different types of resources require different search strategies