How to Start

Welcome to Delaware County Community College Library's 'General Library Research Tutorial'. The tutorial consists of six modules to help you develop your information-seeking and evaluation skills for your Delaware County Community College courses.  The tutorial takes between 2 - 4 hours and does not have to be completed in one sitting.

FIRST - Read the overall Learning Objectives for Tutorial (at right).

SECOND - Begin with Module 1 and read each module in order. Before beginning a module, read its learning objectives first.

THIRD - When you have read the entire tutorial, test your understanding and mastery of the concepts (see below for more information).

Tutorial Contents


This tutorial is an adaptation of the General Library Research Tutorial, courtesy of Bloomsburg University which was adapted from the Go for the Gold Tutorial, courtesy of the James Madison University Libraries.

Learning Objectives for Tutorial

This tutorial prepares you to --

  • Determine when information is needed and find it efficiently using a variety of reference sources.
  • Evaluate the quality of the information.
  • Use the information effectively for an appropriate purpose.
  • Employ appropriate technologies to create an information-based product.
  • Use information ethically and legally.

Assess Your Mastery

Test your knowledge before you begin the tutorial (pre-test) or after you've finished it (post-test) by completing the quiz found on the toolbar.

In addition, your professor may require you to complete a different assignment for your course and will provide you with directions.