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Research Map
Description: Handout for students (Word Doc). Worksheet used to define your topic, extract keywords for searching, and map the research tools you have used.
Copy this Link: http://www.morainevalley.edu/library/handouts/researchmapfall03.doc


Source Log
Description: Hand out (Word Doc). Handout used by students to keep track of students. The log encourages students to evaluate and consider how sources will be used.
Copy this Link: http://www.morainevalley.edu/library/handouts/source_log_0705.doc


Information Need Worksheet
Description: Online video. Worksheet used by students to think about the information they need prior to searching. It is often used in combination with the Information Types Handout listed below.
Copy this Link: http://www.morainevalley.edu/library/handouts/information_need_worksheetfall05.doc


Narrowing a Topic
Description: Handout for students (PDF) Description: Handout used to make your topic more manageable and focused. Copy this Link: http://www.morainevalley.edu/library/handouts/narrowing_topic.pdf


Pre-Library Session Power Point for Speech Classes
Description: Presentation (PowerPoint). This is a very short power point used to prep students in the class session prior to attending the library session. This handout gives students a wider context for understanding the tools and techniques that the librarian discusses.
Copy this Link: http://www.morainevalley.edu/informationliteracy/locating/SpeechPowerPoint.ppt


Literary Research Part 1
Description: Online video for students. Flash videos focusing on searching the library catalog and navigating, the library web site. Duration-4 minutes. 
Copy this Link: Part1, http://www.morainevalley.edu/library/tutorials/LiteraryResearch_Part1/LiteraryResearch_Part1.html Note: If you do not have a flash plug-in on your computer you will be prompted to download the free plug-in before the video will play.  If you are blocking pop-ups you may also need to turn off the pop-up blocker before the video will play. Occasionally the video will fail to load on first try and you will need to hit the refresh button on your browser to get it to reload (play). If you have trouble playing the videos or need additional library help contact Lee Semmerling at semmerling@morainevalley.edu . Include your course and professor's name in your e-mail.


Literary Research Part 2
Description: Online video for students. Flash videos focusing on searching MLA International Bibliography database for literary criticism articles including citation. Duration-5 minutes. 
Copy this Link: Part2,http://www.morainevalley.edu/library/tutorials/LiteraryResearch_Part2/LiteraryResearch_Part2.html Note: If you do not have a flash plug-in on your computer you will be prompted to download the free plug-in before the video will play.  If you are blocking pop-ups you may also need to turn off the pop-up blocker before the video will play. Occasionally the video will fail to load on first try and you will need to hit the refresh button on your browser to get it to reload (play). If you have trouble playing the videos or need additional library help contact Lee Semmerling at semmerling@morainevalley.edu . Include your course and professor's name in your e-mail.


Finding Articles in PsycARTICLES Database
Description: Online video for students. A four minute Flash video on searching the PsyARTICLES database using Boolean operators to help focus a search for articles.
Copy this Link: http://www.morainevalley.edu/library/tutorials/psyfindingarticles/psyfindingarticles.html


History Library Research: Introduction to the Library Website and Catalog
Description: Online video for students. (3.5 min.), shows students how to get to the library from BlackBoard and how to use the citing sources guide (could be used for other classes beyond History).
Copy this Link: http://www.morainevalley.edu/library/tutorials/History_Intro_to_Library_websiteAndCatalog/History_Intro_to_Library_websiteAndCatalog.html


History Library Research: Secondary Sources
Description: Online video for students. Defines scholarly secondary sources, and provides a review of how to find and evaluate them.
Copy this Link: http://www.morainevalley.edu/library/tutorials/Secondary_history_sources/Secondary_history_sources.html


History Library Research: Primary Sources
Description: Online video for students. (4 min.), Defines primary sources, and provides a review of how to find and evaluate them.
Copy this Link: Part 3, http://www.morainevalley.edu/library/tutorials/Primary_history_sources/Primary_history_sources.html


Using the MVCC Library Catalog
Description: Description: Online video for students. Flash video focusing on searching the MVCC library catalog. Duration- 3 minutes.
Copy this Link: https://www.morainevalley.edu/library/tutorials/Searching_the_Catalog/Searching_the_Catalog.html Note: If you do not have a flash plug-in on your computer you will be prompted to download the free plug-in before the video will play. If you are blocking pop-ups you may also need to turn off the pop-up blocker before the video will play. Occasionally the video will fail to load on first try and you will need to hit the refresh button on your browser to get it to reload (play). If you have trouble playing the videos or need additional library help contact Lee Semmerling at semmerling@morainevalley.edu . Include your course and professor's name in your e-mail.


Linking to Articles in Library Databases
Description: A short video for faculty members instructing them on getting durable links to articles within library databases. Copy this link: http://www.morainevalley.edu/library/tutorials/durablelinks/durablelinks.html


Keyword Searching
Description: Short video on keyword searching in databases and on the Web. Copy this link: http://www.morainevalley.edu/library/tutorials/keywordsearching/keywordsearching.html


History Library Research: Using JSTOR Arts & Sciences to find secondary sources
Description: Online video for students. (5 min.) provides instructions on how to use JSTOR Art & Sciences to locate secondary source history articles.
Copy this Link: http://www.morainevalley.edu/library/tutorials/History_Searching_JSTOR/History_Searching_JSTOR.html