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Faculty Guide to the Library: Online Library Tutorial

A guide to library services for faculty

Online Library Tutorial

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