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Scholarly Research Tutorial: 3. Special Formats

Wondering where to start finding sources for a paper? Not sure where to go beyond Google? Start here for a quick tutorial in effective research methods for scholarly papers.

Learning Outcomes

After completing module 3, students will be able to:

  • understand some of the similarities and differences between article databases and those for books, audio/visual, and other resources;
  • use the library catalog to find books and locate them on the shelf.

Next Up: Stuff That's Not Articles

Congratulations, you've learned how to conduct a search for articles! 

But now, we need to take another slight detour.


For many academic assignments, articles are of paramount importance -- but that doesn't mean that you can ignore other kinds of resources!  This part of the tutorial focuses on the search tools and strategies needed to find special formats like books and audio-visual materials.

Off we go!