FWS Library Orientation


The online portion of your library orientation consists of two parts: this slide show, and a brief multiple-choice quiz. Please complete the quiz after viewing the slides. A copy of your quiz score will be emailed to you. Please keep a copy of the email in case your professor asks for it. The APU Libraries will also receive a copy of your score (with your identity concealed) for assessment purposes.


To navigate the slide show, move your mouse over the lower right area of the screen, or use your space bar or arrow keys. Click here for a printer-friendly text-only version.


Questions about this activity? Contact Rebecca Russo at rrusso@apu.edu.

The APU Libraries: Resources and Services

About the Libraries

Library Resources

Library Services

Library Help

Welcome to the APU Libraries: Summary

An Introduction to Library Research

1: Details of the assignment

1: Details of the assignment

  1. What type of assignment is it?
    (Research paper, essay, opinion paper, review, or other?)
  2. How long does your paper need to be?
  3. How many sources do you need for your bibliography?
  4. What types of information do you need?
    (Statistics, Web pages, books, articles, images, audio/video clips, or other?)
  5. Do you need current or historical sources? Or both?

2: Selecting a topic

2: Selecting a topic

2: Selecting a topic

3: Research questions & keywords

3: Research questions & keywords

3: Research questions & keywords

3: Research questions & keywords

3: Research questions & keywords

4: Search strings

4: Search strings

4: Search strings

4: Search strings

4: Search strings

4: Search strings

4: Search strings

4: Search strings

4: Search strings

Introduction to Library Research: Summary

Information Formats and Their Characteristics

Information Formats: Introduction

Books

Books

Books

Articles

Articles

Articles

Articles

Articles

Grey Literature

Information Formats: Summary

Evaluating Sources

Evaluation: Part of Research

Evaluating for Currency

Evaluating for Currency

Evaluating for Currency

Evaluating for Relevance

Evaluating for Relevance

Evaluating for Authority

Evaluating for Authority

Evaluating for Authority: Books

Evaluating for Authority: Articles

Evaluating for Authority: Articles

Evaluating for Authority: Web Sites

Evaluating for Authority: Web Sites

Evaluating for Authority: Web Sites

Evaluating for Authority: Web Sites

Evaluating for Authority: Web Sites

Information Formats: Summary

Thank You!