The Library Tutorial (Searchpath) is an interactive self-instructional tutorial designed to teach students basic research and library skills and to introduce them to the Moorpark College Library. The tutorial is made up of 7 modules covering the research process from initial topic to citation styles:
Module 1: Starting Smart
Provides an overview that introduces students to various types of sources
Module 2: Choosing a Topic
Provides tips on narrowing or broadening a topic
Module 3: Finding Books
Explains how to use the Library Catalog in the Moorpark College Library and contains practice searches in the catalog
Module 4: Finding Articles
Explains the difference between general and subject databases and provides practice searches in one of our online databases
Module 5: Using the Web
Includes evaluation of Web sources
Module 6: Citing Sources
Covers the topics of different documentation styles, plagiarism and copyright
Module 7: Using Primo
This module covers how to search the Library Catalog and periodical articles using Primo, the new search tool.
At the end of each module is a short quiz. Each quiz provides students with feedback and a summary of right or wrong answers. Students may print the results page with their name and submit it to the faculty.
Note: The library tutorial does not replace our library orientation sessions. We recommend incorporating the tutorial and a library session into your syllabus. Safari Users: The tutorial works fine except for the quizzes.
For additional information about the tutorial, please contact Faten Habib, ext. 1506 or firstname.lastname@example.org.