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This Web site was developed to help students with using library resources and the University Libraries, University at Albany. By the time you complete this tutorial you will be able to :

  • Choose appropriate materials for your research
  • Effectively use Minerva, the Libraries' online catalog
  • Select a database that will access the best information for your needs
  • Search databases successfully