International Students Information Literacy Playlist
If you are coming to the University at Albany Libraries from another country, learning all of the fundamentals of academic research might feel overwhelming.
The following tutorials are intended to help you get started with some basic library concepts and research tips. We hope you find these resources useful. Please remember, if you need any additional help you can always connect with a librarian. Help is available 24/7.
This tutorial will introduce you to the UAlbany's three campus libraries, their collections, and the services they provide.(Running time: Self-paced)
Learn more about the role of books in research and how to find books using Minerva, the library's catalog.(Running time: Self-paced)
When searching for information in the library catalog or a library database, it helps to strategize your search by choosing keywords for your topic. This tutorial will guide you through the process of choosing (and revising) your keywords. (Running time: Self-paced)
Plagiarism is the use of someone else's words or ideas without giving proper credit to the original author. This tutorial will introduce you to different types of plagiarism and offer resources to help you avoid plagiarism in your work. (Running time: Self-paced)
If you get stuck at any point in the research process, you can always consult with your instructor or with a librarian. Chat with a librarian online or visit the library in person for expert advice.