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Instructional Media: Fundamentals of Library Research

Core library research skills tutorials

Library research skills are vital to your success as a scholar at Walden.  Learn how to conduct literature research efficiently and effectively with these interactive tutorials: 

Becoming a scholar

Understand the expectations for academic research at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral level, and learn more about using the resources available to you at Walden .

Evaluating types of resources

The internet provides abundant information, but sorting out reliable information that is valid and useful for scholarly discussion is more challenging.  Learn how to identify and evaluate resources that you’ll find online. 

Database search skills

The databases in the Walden Library offer thousands of journals, books, and resources to support your coursework and research.  Learn how to search and find the resources you need.

Critical reading & evaluation

Learn how to evaluate the reliability and credibility of authors and their work.