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eBrarian Tutorials

eBrarian is our full-service instructional program, where we teach students how to find, evaluate, and use information. Learn more about the eBrarian program.

Academic Research Overview

Learn about Twin Cities Library's services and the academic research process.

  1. Library Services
    Formats:  Interactive (Standard)  |  Interactive (iPad)  |  Word (form)  |  Word  |  PDF
  2. The Research Process
    Formats:  Interactive (Standard)  |  Interactive (iPad)  |  Word (form)  |  Word  |  PDF

Developing a Research Question

Learn how to narrow your research topic and develop a research question suitable for a literature review.

  1. Identifying a Topic
    Formats:  Interactive (Standard)  |  Interactive (iPad)  |  Word (form)  |  Word  |  PDF
  2. Drafting a Research Question
    Formats:  Interactive (Standard)  |  Interactive (iPad)  |  Word (form)  |  Word  |  PDF
  3. Evaluating a Research Question
    Formats:  Interactive (Standard)  |  Interactive (iPad)  |  Word (form)  |  Word  |  PDF

PICO & Search Strategy Worksheet

Use this worksheet to help translate a health scenario into a search-friendly process.
Formats:  PDF

Searching for Information

Learn how to use search strategies, refine search results, save resources, get full text, and copy and paste APA citations in SuperSearch.

  1. SuperSearch Overview
    Formats:  Video (Standard)  |  Video (iPad) 
  2. Constructing Searches
    Formats:  Interactive (Standard)  |  Interactive (iPad)  |  Word (form)  |  Word  |  PDF
  3. Refining Search Results
    Formats:  Interactive (Standard)  |  Interactive (iPad)  |  Word (form)  |  Word  |  PDF
  4. Storing & Organizing Resources (optional)
    Formats:  Interactive (Standard)  |  Interactive (iPad)
  5. Getting Full Text (recommended)
    Formats:  Interactive (Standard)  |  Interactive (iPad)
  6. Citing Resources
    Formats:  Interactive (Standard)  |  Interactive (iPad)

Evaluating Peer-Reviewed Articles

Learn how to evaluate peer-reviewed articles for your research assignment.

  1. Credibility
    Formats:  Interactive (Standard)  |  Interactive (iPad)  |  Word (form)  |  Word  |  PDF
  2. Relevancy
    Formats:  Interactive (Standard)  |  Interactive (iPad)  |  Word (form)  |  Word  |  PDF
  3. Accuracy
    Formats:  Interactive (Standard)  |  Interactive (iPad)  |  Word (form)  |  Word  |  PDF
  4. Purpose
    Formats:  Interactive (Standard)  |  Interactive (iPad)  |  Word (form)  |  Word  |  PDF

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Learn how to find, read, and organize information from peer-reviewed journal articles.
Formats:  Interactive (Standard) | Interactive (iPad)  |  PDF

Literature Review Matrix

Organize and evaluate resources using a literature review matrix created by the Twin Cities Writing Center.
Formats:  Web

Learn how to SuperSearch - Standard Version
Learn how to SuperSearch - iPad-friendly Version