An Online Tutorial Taking You Through the Steps of the Library Research Process Size and Shape of Information

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Tutorial Contents:
  1. Library Map & Virtual Tour
  2. Avoiding Impulse Buys
  3. Size & Shape of Information
  4. Most Bang for Your Buck
  5. Trying it on for Size
  6. Don't Shoplift!

Just because that new shirt looks great on your best friend, does not mean it will flatter or even fit you.  It doesn't take us too long to figure out that certain styles work best on us.  Just like us, information comes in all different shapes and sizes.  You will want to match your topic to the resource that fits it the best.

If you are unsure what type of resources you should use to find information on your topic, maybe looking at descriptions and uses of different types of library resources will give you a better idea of where to look.  

Click on each resource below to find out if it is right for your topic. 

What resources will most likely provide
the information I need?






Reference Sources

Web Sites





Access Tool for Books and Audiovisuals:






Access Tools for Magazines, Journals, & Newspapers:
Library Catalog
Library Catalog


Article Databases
Periodical or Article Databases

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