Library Research Tutorials

Recently assigned a research paper? Struggling with APA or MLA citation? Want to improve your database search techniques? These videos and tutorials can help you get started.

The Research Process

So you just got assigned a research paper

Just assigned a research paper? (3:29)

The Research Process

The Research Process (3:32)

How to Narrow Your Topic (2:02)

Information on the Open Web

Research on the Open Web

Research on the Open Web

Wikipedia: Beneath the Surface

Wikipedia: Beneath the Surface [NCSU Libraries]

Eli Pariser: Beware online "filter bubbles"

Eli Pariser: Beware online “filter bubbles” [TED]

Evaluating Your Sources

Evaluating Sources for Credibility

Evaluating Sources for Credibility [NCSU Libraries]

Peer Review in Three Minutes

Peer Review in Three Minutes [NCSU Libraries]

How to read a scientific paper: A guide for non-scientists

How to read a scientific paper: A guide for non-scientists [Prof. Jennifer Raff]

Finding Information

Using the Library Website

Using the Library website (2:49)

Financial Research Tutorial

Financial Research Tutorial

Find a citation 

Find an article from a citation (2:17)

Database Searching

Choosing & Using Keywords Tutorial

Choosing & Using Keywords

Search Techniques: Part 1

Search Techniques - Part 1

Search Techniques: Part 2

Search Techniques - Part 2

Annotated Bibliographies and Literature Reviews

Annotated Bibliography Tutorial

Annotated Bibliographies

Literature Review Tutorial

Literature Reviews

Literature Reviews: An Overview for Graduate Students [NCSU Libraries]

Literature Reviews: An Overview for Graduate Students [NCSU Libraries] (9:38)

Citing Your Sources

Citing in APA

APA Citating [6 videos]

MLA Style, 8th Edition

MLA Style, 8th Edition: An Introduction [Marquette, Raynor Memorial Libraries]

Citing Resources (MLA)

Citing Resources: MLA (3:35)

Keeping Track of Your Sources


 Zotero - A free tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.

Zotero tutorials


Mendeley - A free reference manager and academic social network.

Getting Started with Mendeley

Endnote basic

EndNote Basic - A web-based program that allows you to store, edit, and manage citations.

Note: First time users will be prompted to create an account to begin using EndNote Basic.

Looking for more? Additional tutorials are available through our Information Literacy Course Modules (ILCM) by Credo and the Library's YouTube channel.

For faculty, librarians can help you select tutorials that reinforce Information Evaluation and Research Practices in your class. Ask your subject librarian for assistance choosing and accessing tutorials, embedding them in Moodle, or developing complementary discussion topics and activities.