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Tutorials & Videos

Students who want to learn more about research and using the library may not have time for a whole course or room in their schedule to attend an in-person workshop.

With this in mind, we’ve provided a set of videos and tutorials to help guide you through the process of finding, evaluating, and ethically using information as part of your research.

Tutorials marked with an asterisk (*) can be assigned for credit.

Accessing Full Text Articles in Library Databases

Getting stuck trying to access the full text of an article in a library database? This interactive, self-paced tutorial will guide you through the necessary steps. (Running time: Self-paced)

Finding Books for Research*

Learn more about the role of books in research and how to find books using Minerva, the library's catalog.(Running time: Self-paced)

Keyword Searching*

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 101*

In this interactive video tutorial, learn about what plagiarism is, what its consequences are, and how to avoid it. (Running time: Variable)

Plagiarism: What You Need to Know*

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)

Research by Subject

Looking for a starting point for your research? Research by Subject pages guide you to tools and resources in your area of research, selected by librarians with expertise in that subject. Find out more about the types of resources found on these pages in this video. (Running time: 3 minutes)

Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory

Learn how to use Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory to confirm whether a journal features peer-reviewed content. (Running time: Self-paced)


Listen to members of the UAlbany community assert their unique voices, and consider how plagiarism distorts this uniqueness. (Running time: 1 minute 30 seconds)

Welcome to the University Libraries*

This tutorial will introduce you to the UAlbany's three campus libraries, their collections, and the services they provide.(Running time: Self-paced)

Working With Scholarly Articles*

Scholarly articles are a piece of an ongoing scholarly conversation in which a variety of perspectives are represented and meaning must be negotiated. Learn more in this interactive video tutorial about what scholarly articles are, strategies for reading scholarly articles, and how to find and identify scholarly articles in a library database. (Running time: Variable)



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