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Tutorial: Using the Library Level 2 for Humanities and Social Sciences

Welcome Students!

Using the Library Tutorial Level 2 

Welcome Students

This suite of videos and interactive tutorials is a replacement for library search typically done in person or synchronously online. The modules in this series build on research strategies covered in level 1 tutorial 

Who is this tutorial is for?

  • Anyone ready to learn more advanced search strategies. 

Topics covered

  • Where to start research 
  • Distinguishing primary, secondary and tertiary source
  • Searching beyond WMU Libraries 
  • Managing citations
  • How to cite in APA and MLA

Activities include

All modules have a combination of the following types of actives:

  • videos (between 3-5 minutes)
  • interactive tutorials (approximately 10-15 slides) 
  • graded quizzes (5 questions with results sent via email)

How long will this take? 

  • The entire series should take between 45 minutes to an hour.

How to get credit

  • If your instructor has assigned this tutorial, you will need to watch the videos, complete the interactive tutorials and pass the quizzes.
  • After you pass each quiz, you will be sent an email with a certificate. 
  • Follow your instructors instructions on how to submit it to them. 

Welcome Instructors!

Using the Library Tutorial, Level 2

Welcome Instructors

This suite of videos and interactive tutorials is a replacement for library search typically done in person or synchronously online. The modules in this series cover the essential information literacy topics for courses in the humanities that have a research component. 

Topics covered

  • Where to start research 
  • Distinguishing primary, secondary and tertiary source
  • Searching beyond WMU Libraries 
  • Managing citations
  • How to cite in APA and MLA

Activities include

All modules have a combination of the following types of actives:

  • videos (between 3-5 minutes)
  • interactive tutorials (approximately 10-15 slides) 
  • graded quizzes (5 questions with results sent via email)

How long will this take? 

  • The entire series should take between 45 minutes to an hour.

Who this tutorial is for:

Anyone new to the WMU LIbraries and researching information in the humanities and social sciences. 

How to use this guide with your class

You can use all or some of the content. It is fully adaptable and ready for plug-and-play in an online learning environment.

Option 1

Use this guide and you can assign this entire module as an assignment. Students will get emails of their quizzes that could then be uploaded to an elearning dropbox. The entire guide url is stable:  https://libguides.wmich.edu/c.php?g=1057956 

  • Pros: One assignment that can be completed in about an hour
  • Cons: There are 5 quiz certificates that need to be uploaded. 

Option 2

Use this guide and you can assign different sections over a period of time. URLS to each section are stable: 

  • Pros: Information is built over time, can assign as it relates to your course and assignments
  • Cons: multiple drop boxes will need to be created in elearning

Option 3

Add me to your elearning shell and I can create links to these modules or embed the content directly into elearning.